Rays Rumors & News

  • Rays' Desmond Jennings: Exits Thursday with apparent injury

    CBS Sports "Jennings left Thursday's game against the Tigers in the third inning with an apparent leg injury, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports." July 01

  • Eight-run, ninth-inning rally lifts Tigers past Rays

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- When Cameron Maybin stepped to the plate to lead off the ninth inning, the Detroit Tigers trailed the Tampa Bay Rays 7-2, with only four hits on the night. He singled to start an improbable rally, and when he came up again, the game was tied, the bases were loaded and..." June 30

  • Rangers are showing interest in Matt Moore

    Tampa Bay Times "Matt Moore gave the Rays the kind of start in Wednesday's 4-0 win over the Red Sox that they have been so desperately seeking. He pitched well enough, most vital of all, to win the game, just their second in the past 14 tries. A no-hitter through five, a jam created by his only three hits..." June 30

  • Moore handcuffs Red Sox as Rays roll to 4-0 win

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Matt Moore doesn't get much into pitching rivalries, so he wasn't going up against his old teammate David Price on Wednesday afternoon so much as his Tampa Bay Rays were facing the Boston Red Sox. Having said that, Moore stepped up in a huge way by taking a no-hitter..." June 29

  • Dodgers, Rays discussing Erasmo Ramirez trade

    MLB Daily Dish "The Dodgers and Rays are discussing a trade involving Rays right-hander Erasmo Ramirez, according to a report from Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. Los Angeles is looking at Ramirez as a possible stopgap option for its rotation. Los Angeles has dealt with more than its share of rotation injuries..." June 29

  • New bill aims to make minor leaguers exempt from OT pay

    The Comeback "Congress has introduced a bill which aims to make life a lot tougher for Minor League Baseball players. The Save America’s Pastime Act would amend the Fair Labor Standard Act to make MiLB players not subject to laws that protect hourly-rated employees. Basically, they don’t want Minor League..." June 29

  • Shaw (5 RBIs) powers Red Sox past Rays

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A quality start from Rick Porcello was probably what the Boston Red Sox needed most Tuesday night, but Travis Shaw's hitting was more than enough as he drove in five runs in an 8-2 bounce-back win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. "We had a very good..." June 28

  • Rays' Silverman 'dissatisfied,' not ready to sell

    Tampa Bay Times "Rays president of baseball operations Matt Silverman said he was "very dissatisfied" with the team's play this season, but he offered his support Monday for manager Kevin Cash and stated his faith in his ballclub in the wake of the 0-for-7 road trip that extended the Rays' losing streak to 11..." June 28

  • Rays' Ryan Webb: Activated Saturday

    CBS Sports "Webb (pectoral) was activated from the disabled list Saturday after making four rehab appearances." June 26

  • Davis' grand slam helps Orioles sweep Rays

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles truly were too powerful for the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday -- and all weekend long. Chris Davis hit a first-inning grand slam, and Jonathan Schoop and Mark Trumbo both homered later as the Baltimore Orioles wrapped up a four-game sweep of Tampa Bay with a..." June 26

  • Davis, Wieters lead Orioles to sweep of Rays

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles did not use their power while winning the first game of Saturday's doubleheader with Tampa Bay. Maybe they were saving it for the nightcap. Chris Davis homered and later singled in the go-ahead run, and Matt Wieters banged out two homers as the Baltimore..." June 25

  • Machado returns to help Orioles keep Rays down

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles celebrated the return of Manny Machado to their lineup Friday with the kind of comeback victory that's becoming a bit of a trademark for them this season. Chris Davis hit a go-ahead, two-run single and Adam Jones and Machado homered as Baltimore stretched..." June 24

  • Rays add to outfield by acquiring Arcia from Twins

    Fox Sports "The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired left-handed hitting outfielder Oswaldo Arcia from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations. A corresponding move will be announced later to make room on the active roster. To make room on the 40-man roster, right-handed..." June 24

  • Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Las Vegas to one day have a MLB team

    Hardball Talk "The NHL will soon bring an expansion team in Las Vegas, while the NFL and NBA have continued interest in the city. Major League Baseball is no different. Commissioner Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Vegas one day having a major league team. In the past, Major League Baseball has been..." June 23

  • Bauer goes distance as Indians beat Rays

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- For the Cleveland Indians, success starts with their starting pitching, and their starting pitching stopped the Tampa Bay Rays cold. Trevor Bauer pitched a three-hitter for his second career complete game, and Carlos Santana had two hits and two RBIs as the Indians completed a..." June 22

  • Indians' Kluber shuts out Rays

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash was the Cleveland Indians' bullpen coach in 2014, the year Corey Kluber won the Cy Young Award, so he's seen this before. "He's pretty good, to say the least, and he had it all going tonight," said Cash after Kluber took a one-hitter into the..." June 21

  • Marlins exploring pitching market; have interest in Jake Odorizzi

    MLB Daily Dish "The Miami Marlins are scouring the pitching market, and among their targets is Rays’ right-hander Jake Odorizzi, per MLB Network’s Jon Morosi. As Morosi reports, the Marlins have had “preliminary contact” with Tampa Bay regarding the burgeoning 26-year-old. Odorizzi is certainly a tantalizing..." June 21

  • Lindor, Uribe propel Indians past Rays

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- You can't tell the Cleveland Indians' winning streaks without a scorecard. Following their 7-4 win over Tampa Bay Monday night at Progressive Field the Indians have won four in a row overall and they have won nine in a row at home. "I didn't know that," said Indians..." June 20

  • The Rays might be interested in a reunion with Carl Crawford

    Hardball Talk "Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times passes along word that the Rays are considering bringing Carl Crawford back. Crawford was just released by the Dodgers, who are on the hook for the $35 million he’s still owed. He’d cost Tampa Bay, or anyone else interested in him, the major league minimum...." June 20

  • The AL has a big problem to solve for its All-Star Game roster

    Fox Sports "Week 11 of the MLB season is complete and Pete Rose is still The Hit King. Let's go Whip ... Less is more for C-Mart Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez is maturing and he is doing it at just 24 years old. In 2014, Martinez had the second-highest average fastball velocity among all..." June 20

  • Giants pull away from Rays for eighth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Clutch hitting once again carried the San Francisco Giants in the late innings on Sunday as they rallied for four runs in the eighth in a 5-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. The victory completed a three-game sweep and extended San Francisco's win..." June 19

  • Tampa Bay Rays' Orlando Pride Night Becomes Highest-Attended Game in a Decade

    Complex "In the wake of the massacre at an Orlando gay club last Sunday, there has been an outpouring of emotions and people hoping to help from across the U.S. One of Florida's baseball teams, the Tampa Bay Rays, is pitching in how it can by declaring Friday's game against the San Francisco Giants "Pride..." June 19

  • Panik's 3-run HR in ninth sends Giants past Rays

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- In the fifth inning on Saturday, Giants second baseman Joe Panik drove in a run by taking a pitch to the helmet with the bases loaded. With two out in the ninth, he found a better way to bring in some runs. An inning after the Giants tied the game, Panik crushed..." June 18

  • Rays Sign First-Rounder Josh Lowe

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rays have signed first-round draft selection Josh Lowe, with the team set to announce the deal tonight. MLB.com’s Bill Chastain first reported a deal was imminent yesterday on Twitter. It’s an under-slot signing, per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times (Twitter link), though details on the..." June 18

  • Morrison's walk helps Rays outlast Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Rays first baseman Logan Morrison was tired enough after Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners in 13 innings that he didn't want to stand, but he could still appreciate the outcome. "It's awesome," said Morrison, who drew a bases-loaded walk to score Logan..." June 16

  • Mariners navigate their way past Rays

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Dae-Ho Lee's first career double proved to be crucial to keep the Seattle Mariners from getting swept. Lee went 2-for-3 with three RBIs to lead the Mariners to a 6-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday at Tropicana Field. Lee, a first baseman, had a two-run..." June 16

  • Setting odds for Ryan Braun's possible landing spots

    The Comeback "Two years ago, the idea of the Milwaukee Brewers trading Ryan Braun was ludicrous. Hell, even a year ago, trading Braun seemed like a pipe dream for Milwaukee, even as they started unloading every player with any positive value. That was mainly due to his declining production and unwieldy..." June 16

  • What To Expect From Blake Snell’s Second Start

    The Sports Quotient "Back in April, we saw top pitching prospect Blake Snell make his MLB debut in a spot start for the Tampa Bay Rays. He was impressive, recording six strikeouts, one walk, and only allowing two hits and one run over five innings. It was a promising first appearance for the 23-year-old Snell, who has..." June 15

  • Ranking the 30 teams from least likely to most likely to acquire Jose Reyes

    CBS Sports "Earlier on Wednesday, the Rockies officially cut ties with shortstop Jose Reyes by designating him for assignment. The team now has 10 days to trade, release, or waive him. Reyes has finished serving his 51-game suspension under the league's domestic violence policy, but with rookie Trevor..." June 15

  • Are You Ready For Unbearable Trade Rumor Season?

    Deadspin "Listen, can you hear it? A faint whisper grows louder. “The Cubbies could use another bat on the bench.” it says. “Why not trade for Andrew McCutchen?” That’s right, my friends, it is almost Unbearable Trade Rumor season, the time of year when baseball fans, radio callers, and hometown..." June 15

  • Ranking All 30 MLB Farm Systems, Post 2016 MLB Draft

    Bleacher Report "The 2016 MLB draft is in the books, with 1,216 players selected over the course of the 40-round, three-day event. With no clear-cut No. 1 talent in this year's class, the first round was as unpredictable as any in recent memory and a number of highly regarded prospects wound up slipping below..." June 15

  • Rays to dedicate Friday's annual Pride Night to Orlando victims

    D-Rays Bay "The Tampa Bay Rays will dedicate Friday'sannual Pride Night to the victims of Sunday's mass shooting in Orlando. Beginning this morning, all open seats to Friday's Rays-San Francisco Giants 7:10 p.m. game at Tropicana Field will be available for $5 with 100 percent of proceeds benefitting the..." June 14

  • By Corey Long, The Sports Xchange

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays had to survive a scare in the ninth from closer Alex Colome but a strong performance from first baseman Steve Pearce was good enough. Pearce went 3-for-4 with two RBIs to lift the Rays to a 4-3 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night. The..." June 10

  • Rays reporter suspended for racist, anti-Semitic remarks

    The Score "Emily Austen, a sideline reporter for FOX Sports Florida who covers the Tampa Bay Rays and Orlando Magic, isn't scheduled to work any of the network's upcoming broadcasts after making racist and anti-Semitic remarks Thursday during an appearance on Barstool Sports' daily rundown. Throughout the..." June 10

  • Rays select 3B Josh Lowe 13th overall

    D-Rays Bay "With the No. 13 pick in the draft, the Rays selected third baseman Josh Lowe from Pope High School in Georgia. He is committed to Florida State. Lowe was featured in our draft preview: Several outlets have the Rays taking Lowe with their first selection. A high school standout from Georgia,..." June 10

  • 2016 MLB Draft: How to watch, stream, and everything else you need to know in one place

    MLB Daily Dish "There is no greater thrill in sports than sitting quietly while a man in a suit slowly reads off a list of names over the course of several days. Fortunately for baseball fans, that time of the year has once again arrived. It will be MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in his second year at the podium..." June 09

  • Diamondbacks shut out Rays behind Greinke three-hitter

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Zack Greinke is hitting his stride, and the Arizona Diamondbacks have the stopper they bargained for in the offseason. The right-hander threw his first shutout since 2013 and did not permit a runner to reach second base in Arizona's 5-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday..." June 08

  • Dickerson powers Rays past Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Corey Dickerson is back to being himself, which could spell trouble for opponents moving forward. Dickerson had three hits including two bases-empty homers while ending a June skid to help the Tampa Bay Rays to a 6-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday at Chase..." June 08

  • Archer fans 12 as Rays dump D-backs

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash jokingly proposed a plan to keep premium closer Alex Colome from pitching on Tuesday. "Maybe we should fly him out so I can't use him," Cash said. Colome pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his fourth save in as many games Monday, Chris Archer..." June 07

  • Study says pitch clocks in MLB could increase risk of injury to pitchers

    Toronto Star "If Major League Baseball were to introduce a pitch clock to quicken the pace of play and shorten the length of games it would also increase the injury risk to pitchers, a McMaster University study has found. Increasing pace of play is a stated priority for MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, who in..." June 07

  • Dead money: Which players have the worst contracts in baseball?

    SI "Don’t look for Ryan Howard in the Phillies' lineup this weekend; he won’t be there. Instead, he’ll be on the bench, where manager Pete Mackanin has stationed him for what has been reported as “at least the next three games.” This is the closest the Phillies have come yet to acknowledging that..." June 06

  • Longoria, Morrison belt two HRs each in Rays' 7-5 win

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The Tampa Bay Rays took aim at struggling Minnesota Twins pitchers. On Sunday, they also took aim at the team record book. The Rays belted four more home runs -- two apiece from Evan Longoria and Logan Morrison -- in a 7-5 come-from-behind win on Sunday afternoon at Target..." June 05

  • Struggling Rays defeat Twins to halt skid

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Mired in a five-game losing streak, the Tampa Bay Rays were craving a clutch hit from anyone in their lineup. With two outs in the eighth inning of a tie game against the Minnesota Twins on Friday, the Rays finally got what they needed. Brad Miller's RBI single punctuated a..." June 04

  • Cash willing to let Rays starters work longer, if they earn it

    Tampa Bay Times "Manager Kevin Cash knows, and from more than LHP Matt Moore's postgame comments Thursday, that the Rays' starters want to work deeper in games. And he is more than willing to let them — as long as they deserve to do so. "As an organization, as a staff, as a team, we want our starters to go..." June 04

  • Twins end skid with win over Rays

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Eduardo Nunez slid into home and a huge smile worked its way across his face. Nunez, the speedy infielder in the midst of a career year in a lost season for the Minnesota Twins, was relieved he didn't have to run any further. His inside-the-park home run on the second pitch of..." June 03

  • Moore: Rays' starters want to pitch deeper into games

    Tampa Bay Times "Matt Moore acknowledges that he hasn't pitched as consistently well as he had hoped. But he also makes it clear he hasn't been given the opportunity to pitch as much as he would like. Thursday, Moore was lifted after allowing four runs and eight hits, and giving up two leads, in five innings..." June 03

  • Cain helps Royals cap unbeaten homestand

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Lorenzo Cain started the season slowly, but his bat is heating up big time lately. Cain had three hits, drove in a run and scored a run as the Kansas City Royals bested the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 Wednesday night to complete a three-game series sweep. Left-hander Danny..." June 02

  • Cain, Hosmer, Morales power Royals past Rays

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City middle of the lineup did the damage, but the Royals are facing another player injury. Lorenzo Cain, Eric Hosmer and Kendrys Morales -- the Kansas City 3-4-5 hitters -- combined to drive in nine runs as the Royals topped the Tampa Bay Rays 10-5 on Tuesday..." June 01

  • Florida Warns Tampa Bay Lawmakers To Not Use Taxpayers Money For Potential Rays Stadium

    Florida Politics "Americans for Prosperity-Florida is calling on lawmakers from both sides of Tampa Bay not to use public taxpayer dollars in the financing of any potential new stadium for the Tampa Bay Rays. “As the Rays search for a potential new sandlot to call home, their focus should steer clear of calling..." June 01

  • Rays are reportedly willing to trade Matt Moore, but not for a real hitter

    Rays Index "The Rays are awful and it is June. The Rays also have a lot of starting pitchers which means the big storyline over the next 8-10 weeks is going to be the will-they-won’t-they trade a strarting pitcher. So far, the focus seems to be on Matt Moore and Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe drops this..." June 01