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Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:59:21 EDTBrent Honeywell, the Tampa Bay Rays' No. 2 prospect and No. 39 on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 list, threw four shutout innings, allowing only one hit in an 8-2 Javelinas victory Monday.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:08:28 EDTJustin Williams, the Tampa Bay Rays' No. 15 prospect, put on a show at the plate Thursday, going 2-for-4 with a single, a triple, an RBI and two runs scored as the Peoria Javelinas beat the Surprise Saguaros, 6-4, at Surprise Stadium.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:45:47 EDTAfter striking out 90 times in 2015, Justin Williams came to spring training looking to refine his approach at the plate. Williams' new approach has continued to pay dividends in the Arizona Fall League, as he's off to a hot start and led Peoria to a 5-2 win over Scottsdale on Thursday afternoon at the Peoria Sports Complex.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 15:57:50 EDTDana Eveland has elected to become a free agent, but he said he expects to re-sign with the Rays.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:15:56 EDTCasey Gillaspie and Brent Honeywell put together exceptional seasons within the Rays organization in 2016. For their efforts, the pair has been named the Rays' Prospects of the Year by MLBPipeline.com.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 23:15:44 EDTThe spotlight may shine on the Arizona Fall League more than ever in the prospect circuit's 25th season. Usually packed with phenoms, the league has even more blue-chip prospects than usual. And, as you may have heard, a certain Heisman Trophy winner will take the next step in his baseball development with the Scottsdale Scorpions.
Tue, 4 Oct 2016 17:02:14 EDTMatt Silverman and Kevin Cash addressed a media gathering on Tuesday morning regarding the 2016 season.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 22:00:00 EDTDespite the disappointment of how they finished in 2016, the Rays were able to find out a lot about many players on their roster. They appear to be positioned to turn the corner in 2017 and once again be a threat among the beasts of the American League East.
Thu, 8 Sep 2016 18:23:08 EDTWho do the Rays have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Tampa Bay's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 22:00:00 EDTNobody in the Rays organization will debate whether or not the team took a backward step in 2016 -- it did. However, the way the Rays righted the ship in the second half, coupled with the development of some key players, bodes well for an improved product in '17.
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 14:22:08 EDTThe National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced Monday that 10 individuals have been named to the Today's Game Era ballot, to be voted on during the Winter Meetings in December.
Fri, 7 Oct 2016 15:59:38 EDTIt was a tough year for the Tampa Bay Rays at the Major League level, as the club finished last in the American League East with a 68-94 overall record, the second-worst mark in the AL, and 25 games back of the division-winning Red Sox. Down on the farm, however, there were plenty of positives to take away from the season, and that trend has continued this fall in the Rays' instructional league, held annually in Port Charlotte, Fla., where the organization has been able to get a look at many of its top prospects under the same roof.
Sun, 9 Oct 2016 14:02:29 EDTThe Tampa Bay Rays outrighted outfielder Jaff Decker, left-handers Dana Eveland and Justin Marks and infielder Juniel Querecuto to Triple-A Durham on Friday.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 21:18:30 EDTThe Rays scored two in the top of the 10th inning and held on for a 6-4 victory over the Rangers in the final regular season game for both teams on Sunday at Globe Life Park. It was also the last game to finish on the final day of the season.
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 11:46:51 EDTWith the 2016 regular-season standing final, the order for the 2017 MLB Draft is set. By finishing with the worst record in baseball, the Twins will have the No. 1 pick in the 2017 Draft. They'll be followed by the Reds, Padres, Rays and Braves.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 15:17:53 EDTKevin Kiermaier might be the best fielder in baseball, and you can take the might out of the equation if you ask his manager, Kevin Cash, who thinks he is the best at any position.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 01:38:41 EDTA Rangers lineup missing several familiar faces had little answer for right-hander Jake Odorizzi and the Rays on Saturday night.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 00:10:23 EDTRays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier had to leave Saturday night's 4-1 victory over the Rangers, and he wasn't pleased with the reason.
Sat, 1 Oct 2016 20:39:49 EDTKevin Cash is happy with the work that new hitting coach Chad Mottola has done since taking over for Derek Shelton, who held the role for seven seasons.
Sat, 1 Oct 2016 02:08:43 EDTFor the first time in club history, the Rangers secured home-field advantage throughout the postseason on Friday night with a 3-1 victory over the Rays at Globe Life Park behind a stellar pitching performance from Yu Darvish.
Sat, 1 Oct 2016 00:10:38 EDTRamirez puts a scare into Beltre with fake pickoff
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:23:38 EDTNegative talk about 20 losses gave way to positive vibes about reaching 200 innings for a second consecutive season. Thus, Chris Archer ended his 2016 on a happy note.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:31:01 EDTAlexei gives some guidance after dodging foul ball
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:41:39 EDTChris Archer entered and exited Thursday night's series finale against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field with the same 19 losses, as the Rays salvaged the final of four games in Chicago with a 5-3 victory.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:03:49 EDTKevin Kiermaier is the American League's reigning Gold Glove winner in center field and hopes to make it two years in a row despite missing significant time due to a broken left hand.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:44:35 EDTBlake Snell looked as comfortable as a duck in water on Wednesday night when he made his final start of his rookie season in rainy conditions at U.S. Cellular Field.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:50:49 EDTNeither rain nor more rain again could keep Miguel Gonzalez from his appointed rounds during a 1-0 White Sox victory over the Rays on Wednesday night at U.S. Cellular Field.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:33:22 EDTKevin Cash told reporters before Tuesday night's game that the catching job is wide open heading into next season. Curt Casali then went out and put his best foot forward in the Rays' 13-6 loss to the White Sox by going 2-for-4 with a home run and a hustling double.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTLook around Tropicana Field in 2016, and you'll see a shrine to the history of a franchise whose memorable moments you can count on one hand. There's the 2008 American League Championship Series and the Matt Garza no-hitter in 2010. Wade Boggs crushing his 3,000th hit into the right-field seats. There's 13 losing seasons in 18 years that have come and been forgotten, too.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:43:27 EDTChris Sale matched his single-season career-high by picking up victory No. 17 Tuesday night during a 13-6 White Sox win over the Rays at U.S. Cellular Field. It marked the White Sox fourth straight win and kept that outside hope of reaching .500 alive at 76-81.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:23:18 EDTJames Shields will not lose 20 games this season, and the White Sox (75-81) still have a chance to finish at .500 by virtue of their 7-1 victory over the Rays Monday night at U.S. Cellular Field.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:45:54 EDTRays catcher Luke Maile had three chances to tag Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia out at plate in the 10th inning, but he avoided the tag twice -- despite being beaten by more than 15 feet on a relay throw from the outfield. On the third try, Maile tagged Pedroia, but the ball came loose. And David Ortiz's last hit at Tropicana Field will go down as a game-winning double as Boston beat the Rays, 3-2, in 10 innings on Sunday afternoon.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 12:48:27 EDTJose Fernandez was in the thoughts of those inside the Rays' clubhouse prior to the team's home finale against the Red Sox Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:14:14 EDTOn Friday, the Tampa Bay Chapter of the BBWAA announced its annual team awards at the Clutch Hitters Luncheon. Evan Longoria was honored with the Don Zimmer Award, given to the most valuable Rays player.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:42:06 EDTA home-and-away series against the Cubs and a single-admission doubleheader against the Athletics are among the highlights for the Rays in 2017.