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Span, Rays top Twins in 10 innings

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 23:38:11 -0400

ST. PETERSBURG - Roughly four hours before taking the field against his former team Friday, Rays outfielder Denard Span spoke admirably about the Minnesota Twins, their organization in general, even hometown icon Joe Mauer.But business is business."I'm gonna try to kill them just like I try(image)

Rays journal: Miller back from DL, KK surgery successful

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:25:17 -0400

ST. PETERSBURG - For a change, the physically snake-bitten Rays got some vigor, versatility and even a veteran presence back in their lineup  when INF Brad Miller was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list.To make room, they DFA'd INF/OF Brandon Snyder, who was called up Tuesday.Miller,(image)

Plan to entice developers to help pay for Rays ballpark hits speed bump

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:22:00 -0400

TAMPA — Private developers would bear much of the cost of a new Rays stadium in Ybor City under a plan Hillsborough County officials are putting together.Developers would benefit by cashing in on commercial, retail and other construction around a new ballpark, according to Hillsborough County(image)

For starters: Rays vs. Twins, 7:10 p.m.

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:02:31 -0400

Tonight's Rays lineup against the Twins. Brad Miller back in the lineup following his DL stint (left groin strain). First pitch at 7:10 p.m.LF Denard SpanDH C.J. CronRF Carlos Gomez1B Brad Miller3B Daniel Robertson2B Joey WendleC Wilson RamosCF Mallex SmithSS Adeiny HechavarriaRHP Chris Archer (1-1,(image)

Rays DFA Brandon Snyder to activate Brad Miller

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:05:26 -0400

The Rays activated INF Brad Miller off the DL for Friday's game.Miller had been out 11 days due to a groin strain.To make room on the roster, they DFA'd INF/OF Brandon Snyder, who was called up on Tuesday.(image)

Wall Street Journal: Baseball in Florida ‘has been a disaster’

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:22:58 -0400

The Rays and Miami Marlins "are at a moment of reckoning" after histories of low attendance and an offseason in which they sold off many of their top players and were singled out by the MLB Players Association for failing to spend revenue-sharing money, according to a story published Thursday by(image)

Rays’ Chris Archer ready to move past messy outing tonight against Twins

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:13:56 -0400

Rays RHP Chris Archer goes into tonight's start against the Twins with no trouble moving on from his messy Saturday performance against the Phillies that included arguably the worst inning of his career."It's already gone," Archer said Wednesday morning. "It's been gone since the second inning(image)

Memorable off day for Rays’ Ryan Yarbrough

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:05:27 -0400

Rays rookie LHP Ryan Yarbrough has enjoyed everything about his first major-league experience, from pitching in the games to traveling in top-notch style to getting to play in front of family and friends to seeing his first paycheck.And then the Lakeland native had a pretty good off day Thursday,(image)

The Mallex Smith effect can take effect for Rays

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:22:51 -0400

ST. PETERSBURG - Mallex Smith has style.Effervescent personality. Pop culture hipness. Sense of fashion with accoutrements.Now the Rays are going to find out if he has game.More specifically, enough game to be a front-line outfielder, even an impact player, in the majors.A season that isn't(image)

Rays journal: Whew. Alex Colome gets the job done

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:42:48 -0400

ST. PETERSBURG - In the end, Alex Colome got the three outs to save the game, the day and the stomach linings of his bosses from further deterioration, so in theory that should be what mattered most Wednesday.And the fact that he was smiling in the clubhouse after the 4-2 win over Texas and(image)

Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Rays’ 4-2 Wednesday win

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:17:11 -0400

Alex Colome's ninth-inning dramatics took the focus, but the work of newly corn-rowed RHP Chaz Roe in the seventh (three Ks) and LHP Jose Alvarado (one K, two infield outs) was textbook, and showed how the bullpen can work.RELATED: Whew. Alex Colome gets the job doneNot sure where this would rank(image)

Anonymous Rays rally to beat Rangers 4-2, win series

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:49:31 -0400

ST. PETERSBURG - Even before they lost several of the hitters they were relying most on to injuries, the Rays did not exactly have a lineup built on intimidation.Their own owner said opening day that he expected them to rank among the least productive in the American League as they gave(image)

Rays Baldelli makes a key catch

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:22:36 -0400

Rays coach Rocco Baldelli was all smiles Wednesday morning, happy to play a role through social media in reuniting a lost dog and its owner."I feel really good about how this worked out," Baldelli said.REUNITED! Thank you everyone for spreading the word.....Charlotte is now back home with her(image)

For starters: Rays vs. Rangers, with Faria on the hill

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:59:36 -0400

UPDATE, 12:01: Cash said Brad Miller (groin) got through his rehab game with the Stone Crabs well last night playing first and will play second tonight, with the likely plan to be off Thursday and rejoin the Rays Friday. ... With 3B Matt Duffy on the DL the Rays will likely use Daniel Robertson(image)

Rays, Chirinos fall to Rangers, 7-2

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:02:43 -0400

ST. PETERSBURG - For three outings, rookie Yonny Chirinos had been stellar in making a case to join the Rays' starting rotation, not allowing a single run in the first 141/3 innings of his major-league career.That perfection came to an inevitable end Tuesday night as the first batter of the(image)

Rays journal: Rays play it safe, put Matt Duffy on DL with hamstring injury

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 21:44:43 -0400

ST. PETERSBURG - Matt Duffy is back on the disabled list.The Rays third baseman, who missed all of last season with an Achilles tendon injury, was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday after leaving Monday's game in the first inning with tightness in his right hamstring."Just a mild(image)

Rays takeaways: Just one bad outing, a rangey outfield, a sharp ex-Ray

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 21:44:20 -0400

Yonny Chirinos may still be an answer as the Rays look to fill out their rotation. He probably stayed in a little too long Tuesday, trailing 2-1 entering the fifth but giving up four runs the rest of the way. Bad starts caught up to him in the first, second and fifth.Even without Kevin Kiermaier,(image)

Rays-Rangers lineup: Matt Duffy to DL, Brandon Snyder up

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:08:19 -0400

Greetings from Tropicana Field, where another day brings another round of injury-related transactions for the Rays.Third baseman Matt Duffy, who left Monday's game with tightness in his right hamstring, has been placed on the 10-day disabled list, taking away another key bat from the Rays lineup.To(image)

Rays Journal: First day without Kiermaier goes well in rout

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:42:05 -0400

ST. PETERSBURG - The first of the 90 or so days they'll be without CF Kevin Kiermaier wasn't so bad for the Rays as they snapped a four-game skid in beating the Rangers 8-4."Obviously a feel good win for everybody,'' manager Kevin Cash said.That started with starter Blake Snell, who worked(image)

It’s Yonny Chirinos day for Rays

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:27:09 -0400

Despite starting his major-league career with a Rays record 14-1/3 scoreless innings over three outings, RHP Yonny Chirnos has not officially earned his way into the rotation.Yet.Instead, Chirinos is still considered part of the "Bullpen Day" assortment of long relievers.For now.RELATED: With(image)

Marc Topkin’s takeaways from the Rays’ 8-4 win over the Rangers

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 23:46:51 -0400

1. Watching LHP Blake Snell pitch like he did Monday, with confidence and conviction to his pitches, you can see the potential for him to be a dominant starter. He just has to do it more consistently, inning to inning and start to start.2. Choosing to give Mallex Smith the bulk of the playing(image)

With Kiermaier sidelined into July, time for Rays to make some big moves

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 23:08:26 -0400

ST. PETERSBURG - As they got confirmation Monday of the worst-case scenario regarding Kevin Kiermaier's right thumb injury - a torn ligament requiring surgery and a three-month absence  - the Rays made a few decisions.Mallex Smith, rather than Carlos Gomez, will get most of(image)

Matt Duffy leaves Rays game in first inning with right hamstring tightness

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 20:09:28 -0400

UPDATE, 8:09: The Rays said it was right hamstring tightness for Duffy, and he will be re-evaluated Tuesday. Good news is that it's nothing to do with previously troublesome left foot.DEVELOPING: Still dealing with the fallout of CF Kevin Kiermaier needing right thumb surgery that will sideline him(image)

Rays Kiermaier to have surgery, miss about 12 weeks

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 18:14:05 -0400

UPDATE, 6:14: Kiermaier will have the surgery done Friday by Dr. Doug Carlan in St. Petersburg, the third surgery with him - right hamate bone in 2012, left wrist in 2016.UPDATE, 5:02: Cash said Smith will get the bulk of the playing time in center in Kiermaier's absence, which sounds as much(image)

For starters: Rays vs. Rangers with Smith replacing Kiermaier, Snell starting

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:06:23 -0400

UPDATE, 4:05: Here is the Rangers lineup:Choo DH, Profar 6, Mazara 9, Beltre 5, Gallo 3, Nunez 7, Chirinos 2, Kiner-Falefa 4, Tocci 8, Perez 1With the bad news now official that CF Kevin Kiermaier is expected to miss three months due to a torn ligament in his right thumb, the Rays turn their focus(image)