Chris Archer RUMORS & NEWS

  • Rays should trade Chris Archer

    Tampa Bay Times "Chris Archer wants the Rays to get going. Trade more veterans. Bring back Willy Adames and bring up the next group of kids. Get on with getting better, and get back to reaching the postseason, as they did four times over six years that seems a long time ago. "If I'm..." July 20

  • MLB Rumors: Is Rays' Chris Archer a low-risk, high-reward option for Yankees?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The MLB non-waiver trade deadline is in exactly three weeks, and the market for starting pitching is taking shape. At the top of the list are Texas Rangers left-hander Cole Hamels, Toronto Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ and Detroit Tigers..." July 10

  • Rays Activate Chris Archer

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rays announced this afternoon that they’ve activated right-hander Chris Archer from the disabled list. Lefty Andrew Kittredge was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move. Archer, 29, has been on the shelf since June 3 due to an abdominal strain. While the injury..." July 09

  • MLB Rumors: Yankees, Red Sox chasing Rays' Chris Archer in 'weak' trade market?

    Newark Star-Ledger "With just five weeks to go until MLB's July 31st non-waiver trade deadline, the market is slowly taking shape. Both the Yankees and Red Sox figure to be in the hunt for starting pitching before the deadline. Yankees general manager Brian..." June 27

  • Chris Archer has setback in rehab from abdominal strain

    Hardball Talk "Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Rays pitcher Chris Archer suffered a setback in his rehab from a strained left abdominal muscle. He was scheduled to throw a simulated game today but that has been cancelled. Archer, 29, has been on the disabled list since June 5...." June 12

  • Rays Place Chris Archer On 10-Day DL, Promote Diego Castillo

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rays announced today that they have placed top righty Chris Archer on the 10-day disabled list with what has been diagnosed as a left abdominal strain. He’ll be replaced by right-handed pitching prospect Diego Castillo. Archer’s placement is retroactive to June 3rd, so..." June 05

  • Chris Archer can see Evan Longoria’s point about a move — with certain limits

    Tampa Bay Times "RHP Chris Archer, the current longest-tenured Ray, could relate to some of what Evan Longoria, the former long-time star, said to the Tampa Bay Times about the challenge of regularly playing in front of small crowds at the Trop. But whereas Longoria said "the best decision might be to move the..." May 12

  • MLB Rumors: Yankees, Phillies battle for Rays' Archer?

    Newark Star-Ledger "It's been a long time (2009 World Series? Cliff Lee's free agency?) since the Yankees and Phillies were truly battling for the same thing. That could change this summer. With the Yankees possibly looking for the missing piece to a World Series title and the Phillies likely in need of one..." March 19

  • Chris Archer to start Opening Day for Rays "Chris Archer will be the Rays' Opening Day starter, which should come as little surprise to Rays fans. Rays fans have been trained to associate Opening Day with Archer being on the mound. The 29-year-old right-hander will be making his fourth consecutive Opening Day start, setting a new..." March 16

  • MLB Rumors: 10 potential destinations for Rays ace Chris Archer

    Sporting News "Chris Archer is under contract for four more seasons. That fact has to be the starting point for any discussion about the potential of Chris Archer being traded by the Tampa Bay Rays. It doesn't matter whether the discussion is you and your friends talking about the hypothetical possibility or..." March 02

  • MLB Rumors: Rays' Chris Archer for top Yankees prospects?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Yankees and Chris Archer have been linked for years. From an AL East division rivalry to past trade rumors to Tampa Bay's new reality (retooling or tanking in 2018), the drumbeat won't stop drumming for an eventual deal that lands Archer in pinstripes. The latest: Yankees manager Aaron..." February 26

  • Rays' Chris Archer is in Twins' sights as spring training approaches

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "After failing to land Yu Darvish with a five-year contract offer, the Twins are looking at several other free-agent pitchers, as well as exploring trades with multiple teams, according to several sources with know­ledge of the club’s search. One pitcher the Twins have targeted is Rays..." February 12

  • Brewers Recently Contacted Rays About Chris Archer

    MLB Trade Rumors "Seeking an upgrade for the front of their rotation, the Brewers recently circled back with the Rays to inquire on the availability of Chris Archer, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (Twitter link). A deal appears unlikely, though, Rosenthal adds, as Tampa Bay may not hold Domingo Santana or..." February 01

  • Chris Archer confident he won’t be traded by Tampa Bay Rays anytime soon

    Tampa Bay Times "Rumors abound, but Chris Archer is confident he won't be traded by the Rays anytime soon. "I've talked to (GM) Erik (Neander) a lot and he's made me feel pretty good about being with the Rays in 2018," Archer said Wednesday after a workout at the Trop. Archer has been the subject of trade..." January 24