Chris Archer RUMORS & NEWS

  • Rays Still Engaged in Archer Trade Talks

    The Sports Post "Over the past couple of weeks, MLB’s offseason has picked up. But there’s still plenty of work to be done. Many free agents remain on the market. And, teams appear unwilling to pay up anything at all. But the trade market? That’s an entirely different matter altogether. For instance, the Tampa Bay..." January 20

  • Rays' Chris Archer to Yankees?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Yankees lost out on the Gerrit Cole sweepstakes, but that doesn't mean the pursuit of an impact young arm is over. During the Yankees-Cole rumors bonanza, New York was linked to several other young, controllable starters such as Detroit's Michael Fulmer, Arizona's Patrick Corbin and Tampa..." January 16

  • Chris Archer leads list of 'high-end' starters Astros should pursue

    Sporting News "The Astros want to add another high-end pitcher to their rotation. We know this because the team's owner, Jim Crane, told everyone the reigning World Series champions are looking for another high-end starting pitcher. That's about as open and honest of an admission as you'll ever see from a..." January 09

  • Buyer's guide to a potential Rays sell-off following Longoria trade

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Rays traded third baseman and franchise cornerstone Evan Longoria to the San Francisco Giants for outfielder Denard Span, infielder Christian Arroyo, and two pitching prospects. Money also changed hands, as it is wont to do. Having shipped their sacred cow out west,..." December 21

  • Rays Getting Numerous Calls About Chris Archer

    Real GM Baseball "Chris Archer is drawing a lot of interest on the trade market and the Tampa Bay Rays have heard from the Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs and Minnesota Twins. Archer would bring back a huge haul, but it remains to be seen if the Rays would seriously consider..." December 12

  • New report suggests Cubs likely to pursue Rays All-Star pitchers Chris Archer and Alex Colome

    NBC Chicago "The Cubs might be looking to bring a little bit of Florida sunshine to the North Side this winter. Already rumored to be interested in signing free-agent pitcher Alex Cobb — something that might be a tad less likely after signing starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood a few days ago — a new report..." December 11

  • Chris Archer was randomly drug tested and had a great response

    Larry Brown Sports "The random drug-testing genie came knocking at Chris Archer’s door on Monday, and it made for one priceless reaction from him. The Tampa Bay Rays righty revealed that he was selected for a random blood and urine test for PEDs and told the story to Twitter in hilarious fashion. Got hit with a..." November 29

  • Chris Archer would really help these eight teams

    Sporting News "It has become something of a cycle. The Rays develop a good pitcher. That pitcher enjoys success while the good fortunes of the team ebb and flow. The Rays trade that pitcher for a package of prospects when the team’s fortunes ebb too far and the pitcher’s contract starts to get too..." November 29

  • Rays Will Listen To Offers For Chris Archer, Alex Colome

    Real GM Baseball "The starting rotation is expected to look different for the Tampa Bay Rays next season. "There seems to be an assumption that Jake Odorizzi will be dealt, and they'll at least listen, as usual, on Chris Archer," writes Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. In addition, Alex Cobb will be..." September 26

  • Chris Archer Says Teammates' Feedback Prevents Him From Protesting

    Deadspin "Oakland A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell became the first MLB player to kneel for the national anthem over the weekend. Maxwell, whose father served in the Army, explained that his demonstration had nothing to do with disrespecting the military. On Sunday, Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer, one of 62..." September 25

  • Rays doctor confirms Chris Archer has no structural damage in arm

    ESPN "Tampa Bay Rays ace Chris Archer has no structural damage in his pitching arm and will be re-examined after playing catch Tuesday. Rays manager Kevin Cash told reporters that team surgeon Dr. Koco Eaton confirmed the original diagnosis of lateral forearm tightness after examining Archer on..." September 05

  • Rays' Archer leaves game with forearm tightness after giving up 2 HRs

    Sporting News "Rays ace Chris Archer was pulled in the first inning Saturday due to lateral forearm tightness in his pitching arm. Archer allowed a home run to the first two White Sox batters he faced before giving way to Austin Pruitt because of the discomfort in his arm. Archer, 28, has logged heavy..." September 03