Rays Rumors & News

  • 4h
    Roger Mooney @RMooneyTBO

    #Rays-Royals rained out. Doubleheader tomorrow 2:10 and 8:10 starts

  • 6h
    Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays

    #Rays Souza saw specialist, confirmed no break in pinky, no tendon damage. No DL for now, but could change pending how he feels in few days

  • Tigers claim Marc Krauss off waivers from Rays

    Hardball Talk "In search of help at first base following news that they’ll be without Miguel Cabrera for six weeks, the Tigers have claimed Marc Krauss off waivers from the Rays." July 06

  • Good vibrations all around as Rays snap their seven-game skid

    Tampa Tribune "The sound of David DeJesus playing the cymbals could be heard late Sunday afternoon through the thick walls outside the visitors clubhouse at Yankee Stadium. DeJesus was in rhythm, too, which was no easy trick given how long it had been since he last played a Rays post-victory party. “Once..." July 06

  • University of Toronto engineering students build first knuckleball pitching machine

    Toronto Star "R.A. Dickey often speaks of submitting to his fickle pitch, embracing its unpredictability and accepting the mystery. He has described the knuckleball as a “metaphor for letting go.” Engineers, by nature, are less inclined to leave such mysteries unsolved. Armed with their pesky math and..." July 06

  • AL and NL Starters for the 2015 All-Star Game announced

    Hardball Talk "The starters for the American and National League teams for the 2015 All-Star Game, hosted at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, were announced tonight on ESPN’s Esurance All-Star Starters Selection Show. The starters: National League C: Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants 1B: Paul..." July 06

  • Yankees bunt way to walk-off win vs. Rays after Dellin Betances blows save

    New York Daily News "The Yankees hit the halfway mark of the season and they are right where they wanted to be and right where they want to be when it ends: alone in first place in the AL East. They landed there — two games ahead of Baltimore and three up on Tampa Bay — by getting their second walkoff win in as..." July 05

  • McCann’s 12th-inning blast completes Yanks’ thrilling comeback

    New York Post "The fireworks started early this Fourth of July in The Bronx. Brian McCann hit a game-winning three-run homer in the bottom of the 12th to beat the Rays, 7-5, on Friday night in what Brett Gardner called “the biggest win of the year, by far.” The win gave the Yankees sole possession of first..." July 04

  • Mike Aviles' homer gives Indians 5-4 victory over Rays

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Thursday was another good day for the Indians' starting rotation, but not as good as the previous three at Tropicana Field. Was that because Corey Kluber was on the mound? Perhaps because the baseball gods continued to frown on last year's Cy Young winner. Kluber struck out 14 over eight..." July 03

  • Rays Acquire Garrett Fulenchek From Braves

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves announced that they have traded minor league right-hander Garrett Fulenchek to the Rays in exchange for a pair of international bonus slots. The value of those slots comes out to roughly $494K. This marks the third separate trade that the Braves have made today in order to acquire..." July 03

  • Who is baseball's best manager? The survey says ...

    ESPN "If you subscribe to the notion that smart, analytically savvy front offices determine a team's success and the manager is little more than an appendage clad in cap and spikes, chances are you haven't spent much time following the National League West. Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Dave..." July 03

  • Rays James Loney returns tonight from disabled list

    Tampa Tribune "James Loney will be activated from the disabled list today and return to the lineup for the first time since fracturing his left middle finger May 24. “He’s going to help,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “There’s no doubt about it. We’re excited to have him back. To be able to plug our first..." July 03

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    Matt Baker @MBakerTBTimes

    #Rays option Guilmet to Durham. They'll reinstate 1B James Loney (finger) from DL tomorrow

  • Carlos Carrasco comes within one strike of no-hitter in Indians' 8-1 victory over Rays

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Three might be company, but not when it comes to chasing history. After watching teammates Cody Anderson and Danny Salazar flirt with no-hitters Monday and Tuesday nights, Carlos Carrasco nearly closed the deal Wednesday before allowing a two-out, two-strike single to Joey Butler in the ninth..." July 02

  • Cleveland Indians use Danny Salazar's arm, power bats to beat Tampa Bay, 6-2

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Great starting pitching and homers; is there any better combination in baseball? The Indians will answer a resounding no after the way the first two games of this four-game set have gone against the Rays at Tropicana Field. For the second straight night an Indians pitcher, take a bow Danny..." July 01

  • Cody Anderson flirts with perfection in Cleveland Indians' 7-1 victory over Rays

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cody Anderson met Grady Sizemore on Monday night at Tropicana Field. Anderson will probably remember the meeting longer than Sizemore. Anderson was making serious headway toward not only a no-hitter, but a perfect game when Sizemore ruined it with a one-out homer in the seventh inning...." June 30

  • All-Star starters to be revealed Sunday night

    MLB.com "While you continue to vote in these final and frenetic days of the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, Major League Baseball announced today that the starting position players will be unveiled in a new manner at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday on the "Esurance All-Star Starters Selection Show" on ESPN,..." June 30

  • Tigers obtain infielder Alexi Casilla, who delivered winning hit for Twins in Game 163

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers have traded away multiple middle infield prospects in the past year. They have added some veterans for depth in the past week. The Tigers obtained veteran infielder Alexi Casilla from the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday for a player to be named or cash considerations, MLive.com has..." June 30

  • Matt Moore set to start Thursday for Rays

    Tampa Bay Times "LHP Matt Moore is set to rejoin the Rays rotation on Thursday. Moore threw a 35 pitch bullpen on Monday at the Trop, the last hurdle to his return from April 2014 Tommy John surgery." June 29

  • Justin Masterson cruises through 5, Sox batter Rays ace

    Boston Herald "Justin Masterson’s joy started to return about the same time he bought dinner at the Capital Grille for the entire Triple-A Pawtucket squad. “Good people down there,” Masterson said of his recent stint in the minors. “It’s nice, relaxing, it brings a little joy when you’re struggling through..." June 29

  • Major League Baseball is open to a rules change to let pitchers use some sticky goo

    Boston Globe "It’s a rule casually broken hundreds of times a day by players on every team in baseball. Umpires will not enforce it unless asked to, and even then they would rather leave well enough alone. “The pitcher shall not apply a foreign substance of any kind to the ball.” That is what Rule 8.02(a)(4)..." June 29

  • Injured starting pitchers nearing return for Rays

    Tampa Bay Times "After months of figuring out how to fill out their injury-ravaged rotation, Rays officials are now facing a different — and much more enjoyable — problem in sorting out how to fit in their returning pitchers. RHP Erasmo Ramirez came through his Friday bullpen session with no issues from his..." June 28

  • Andriese delivers, bullpen closes out in Rays win over Boston

    Tampa Tribune "Matt Andriese knew his day was over, despite the low-pitch count and the fact he held the Boston Red Sox to one hit and nothing else over six innings Saturday afternoon. The Rays bullpen stirred as Andriese walked off the field, and if Andriese needed any more clues, manager Kevin Cash was..." June 28

  • Rays call up Grady Sizemore

    Sacramento Bee "The Tampa Bay Rays have called up veteran outfielder Grady Sizemore from the minors. Sizemore will serve as the Rays' designated hitter and bat second in the lineup Sunday against the Boston Red Sox. He recently signed a minor league contract with the Rays after being released by..." June 28

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    Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays

    #Rays Cash says Loney ahead of schedule, on track for return before All-Star break

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    Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays

    #Rays lineup: Guyer cf, Butler dh, Longoria 3b, Forsythe 2b, Souza rf, Cabrera ss, DeJesus lf, Elmore 1b, Rivera c, Andriese p

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    Roger Mooney @RMooneyTBO

    #rays Cash said decision on Moore not finalized but he'll likely start tomorrow for Durham and rejoin rotation Thursday

  • Brock Holt delivers Red Sox’ win in 10th against Rays

    Boston Herald "Before Dustin Pedroia landed on the 15-day disabled list, an occasional off day for Pedroia left Brock Holt with a job he cherished. After those games, when Holt played in Pedroia’s place at second base, he often began his comments to the media in apologetic fashion, admitting that no matter..." June 27

  • Marco Estrada throws seven perfect innings as Jays beat Rays

    Toronto Star "There are some time-honoured things that occur for a pitcher when he’s in that rare position to earn a perfect game. Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada can now tell you first-hand all about it. “That was the first thing I thought about — I was waiting for that big play,” Estrada said after..." June 25

  • Rays' Matt Moore to get one more rehab start

    Tampa Bay Times "When LHP Matt Moore (Tommy John surgery) met with team officials Tuesday, he tried to convince them that Sunday's 92-pitch rehab start in Triple-A Durham was the last one he needed before rejoining the rotation. "I'm ready right now," Moore said. But when Moore saw the look in the staff's..." June 24

  • Archer subdues explosive Jays lineup in 4-3 Rays win

    Tampa Tribune "Facing pitcher R.A. Dickey and a bludgeoning lineup, Chris Archer refused to knuckle under. The ace of the Rays continued to thrive where other men fear to tread — on the mound against the Toronto Blue Jays. While thunderstorms raged outside Tropicana Field on Tuesday evening, Archer remained..." June 24

  • Matt Moore expected to make 2015 debut next week

    Hardball Talk "Rays manager Kevin Cash told Bob Nightengale of USA Today on Tuesday evening that he expects Matt Moore to make his 2015 season debut next week against the Indians. Moore will make one final minor league rehab start on Friday at Triple-A Durham before rejoining the club in Tampa Bay." June 23

  • Blue Jays offence helps Drew Hutchison add another win

    Toronto Sun "Drew Hutchison doesn’t know why it is happening. Doesn’t really care to know. He just doesn’t want it to stop. Hutchison came into his 15th start of the season with a 6-1 record that, in many ways, does not reflect how he’s pitched. He’s been like the little girl with the curl: When he’s good,..." June 23

  • 14d
    Roger Mooney @RMooneyTBO

    #rays Odorizzi (oblique) threw 40-pitch bullpen today. Said plan right now is for him to rejoin rotation in 2 weeks

  • 14d
    Roger Mooney @RMooneyTBO

    #rays Loney (fractured left middle finger) to take ground balls today. Scheduled for dry swings later this week

  • 14d
    Roger Mooney @RMooneyTBO

    #rays Smyly (torn labrum) threw long toss today at 105 feet

  • 14d
    Roger Mooney @RMooneyTBO

    Beckham starts his rehab and Sizemore will try to show #Rays he's got something left with Class A @StoneCrabs , beginning tonight

  • Cleveland Indians capture first walk-off win of the season in 1-0 victory against Tampa Bay

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Roberto Perez slid into home plate. The baseball beat him there. But as Perez popped out of his slide and stood up, he noticed that the baseball had squirted away from catcher Curt Casali. Perez slapped his hands together. At last, the Indians have their first walk-off win of the season. At..." June 22

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    Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays

    #Rays Ramirez said strained groin feels "way better" today, but key test will be Tuesday bullpen session

  • 15d
    Roger Mooney @RMooneyTBO

    #Rays say Ramirez has right groin strain

  • Ramirez injured in Rays’ 4-1 win at Cleveland

    Tampa Tribune "It might have been tough to script a better storyline Saturday for Erasmo Ramirez, who took the mound for the Tampa Bay Rays on a picture-perfect northern Ohio night with countryman Dennis Martinez proudly watching from a club-level suite three stories above first base. Martinez looked on as..." June 21

  • Cabrera homers in Cleveland return to help Rays to win

    Tampa Tribune "Asdrubal Cabrera spent part of his Friday afternoon hitting ground balls to his son Meyer on the infield grass at Progressive Field, then joked a short while later that Meyer left him to hang out with his old friends in the Cleveland Indians clubhouse And by old friends, Cabrera meant Indians..." June 20

  • Geltz, bullpen come through in soggy Rays win over Nationals

    Tampa Tribune "Steve Geltz knew the probability of batting Wednesday was remote, but that didn’t stop him from carrying a bat around the clubhouse at Nationals Park three hours before the game while wearing a batting helmet, batting gloves and an arm shield. “I’m happy to do whatever they ask,” Geltz said..." June 18

  • Nationals pound out 23 hits in 16-4 rout of Rays

    Washington Post "Slow-working starters like Tampa Bay right-hander Alex Colome are not usually the kind of pitchers teams like to face on nights like Tuesday, when a night game will be followed by a late flight home, when a game the next day leaves no time to catch up on sleep after a grueling road trip. But as it..." June 17

  • Longoria says he will play through wrist pain

    Tampa Tribune "Rays 3B Evan Longoria said he will play through the bruised left wrist suffered Monday when he was struck by a pitch. Rays manager Kevin Cash said Longoria was adamant about playing. “As long as we’re not making it any worse, let’s just play and see if it starts feeling better,” Cash said...." June 17

  • Rays in first place after fourth straight win

    Tampa Tribune "From Erasmo Ramirez’s six shutout innings to the five walks drawn by Steven Souza Jr., to another hustle double for Kevin Kiermaier to Joey Butler’s hot bat and all the hits from Logan Forsythe, the Rays played one of those rare games Monday that was stress free. The Rays began a four-game,..." June 16

  • Longoria day-to-day after being hit by pitch

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria left Monday’s 6-1 win against the Washington Nationals in the fifth inning after being struck on the left wrist by a pitch from Taylor Hill. X-rays were negative and Longoria suffered a contusion. He is listed as day-to-day, but manager Kevin Cash said..." June 16

  • Streaking Rays victorious for 11th time in 15 games

    Tampa Tribune "There’s always a bit of Kryptonite laying around, isn’t there? White Sox ace Chris Sale, a Lakeland High grad, flew into Tampa Bay this weekend, his Superman cape blowing in the Florida breeze, ready to use his supernatural left arm to subdue the Rays. Sale owned a streak no pitcher with the..." June 15

  • Grady Sizemore signs with the Rays

    Hardball Talk "Released by the Phillies two weeks ago, veteran outfielder Grady Sizemore has signed a minor-league deal with the Rays. Sizemore has been healthy recently after injuries repeatedly derailed his career with the Indians, but unfortunately he no longer looks capable of providing much value as a..." June 15

  • Rays enlisting potentially revolutionary technology to study pitching

    Yahoo! Sports "In the quest to keep arms healthy, the Tampa Bay Rays have always positioned themselves ahead of baseball, emphasizing a comprehensive shoulder-strengthening program long before other teams caught on. Now the Rays are hoping technology can give them a step up, too. The Rays will be the first..." June 15