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Inbox: How good is the farm, infield?

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:54:39 EDT

With Opening Day approaching fast, now is the perfect time to answer some fan questions in another edition of the Rays Inbox.



Rays have candidates to take home hardware

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:26:49 EDT

Many possible scenarios could come to life this season that would bring postseason awards to Rays players.



Archer sharp in final tune-up

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:18:14 EDT

Rays ace Chris Archer, in his final tune-up before his Opening Day start against the Yankees on Sunday, tossed three scoreless innings against the Twins, but ByungHo Park homered in the seventh to lift Minnesota to a 1-0 win on Tuesday at Hammond Stadium.



MLB.TV is counting down to Opening Day

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:03:32 EDT

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Rays strike deal to get outfielder Bourjos

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:07:19 EDT

The Rays have acquired outfielder Peter Bourjos from the White Sox for a player to be named or cash considerations.



Veterans Weeks, Hunter make Rays' roster

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:45:46 EDT

Multiple roster moves await the Rays before Opening Day according to manager Kevin Cash. Count Rickie Weeks Jr. and Tommy Hunter as two who are no longer in suspense about their respective fates.



Contention status to define Rays' Deadline

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:00:00 EDT

Major League Baseball's July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline means one of two scenarios for each team: You're either a buyer or a seller. What will the Rays be in 2017?



Rays' Top 30 Prospects list

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:03:54 EDT

Who 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.



Fans will get 15 Seconds of Fame at ballpark

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:00:28 EDT

Brett and Chad Joshpe can still see the baseball coming down from the heavens one sublime day at Shea Stadium, closer and closer toward the brothers' seats down the right-field line. If only they had a way back then to preserve their precious moment, like Major League Baseball fans of all 30 clubs are about to enjoy starting Opening Day for the first time in broadcast history.



Andriese battles Yanks without his best stuff

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:19:57 EDT

If Rays starter Matt Andriese could take away any positives from his third start on Sunday, it's that he made it through his longest outing of the spring.



New turf makes good first impression on Rays

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:16:13 EDT

At least after one workout session, the new artificial playing surface at Tropicana Field has earned favorable reviews from Rays players.



Cobb scratched from start as precaution

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:01:19 EDT

Rays starter Alex Cobb was scratched from a scheduled start in a Minor League intrasquad game at the team's training facility in Port Charlotte on Sunday because of left lower-back tightness.



Andriese gives up six runs in 4 1/3 vs. Yanks

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:37:06 EDT

Aaron Hicks continued to put up a strong fight in the Yankees' right-field competition, slugging his third spring homer and driving in three runs on Sunday in a 7-4 Grapefruit League victory over the Rays at George M. Steinbrenner Field.



Norris' signing gives Rays a bevy of backstops

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:14:28 EDT

The Rays' signing of free-agent catcher Derek Norris is now official. His arrival will dramatically affect the fortunes of the three catchers in the Rays' clubhouse.



Fantasy Player Preview: Dominate your draft

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:04:11 EDT

From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Rays' depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.



Rasmus to begin season on disabled list

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:00:00 EDT

Rays manager Kevin Cash said earlier in the week that Colby Rasmus, who has been used as a designated hitter but has not played the field, needed to be able to play a defensive position in order to be active for Opening Day. Rasmus is returning from offseason hip surgery.



Dickerson connects on fourth spring homer

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:22:21 EDT

Pablo Sandoval's three-run homer in the fifth led the Red Sox to a 7-5 win over the Rays on Saturday afternoon at Charlotte Sports Park.



Archer OD starter as Rays announce rotation

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:49:02 EDT

No big surprise: Chris Archer will be the Rays' Opening Day starter.



Robertson shines, but Rays sloppy

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:51:21 EDT

Infielder Phil Gosselin had two hits, catcher Chris Stewart drove in a run and the Pirates capitalized on a handful of the Rays' mistakes in a 4-0 win at LECOM Park on Friday afternoon.



Archer: USA win 'fantastic,' shows deep talent

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:30:04 EDT

Chris Archer couldn't stay awake until the end of Team USA's 8-0 win over Puerto Rico to win the World Baseball Classic, but the right-hander was happy about the result on Thursday morning.



Sternberg, Rays exploring options for new stadium

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:55:53 EDT

Stuart Sternberg showed up at camp on Thursday, and the Rays' principal owner spoke about the stadium issue.



4-run 5th, Pruitt's scoreless 4 highlights vs. Yanks

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:53:50 EDT

The Yankees and Rays played to a 5-5 tie as New York's Tyler Wade stole third and then scored on an error to knot the game up in the ninth Thursday afternoon at Charlotte Sports Park.



Bauers, Gillaspie among reassigned Rays

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:13:22 EDT

Jake Bauers and Casey Gillaspie headlined the cuts made by the Rays on Thursday.



Robertson among top prospect performers

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:39:08 EDT

Astros' No. 13 prospect J.D. Davis is hitting well lately, going 3-for-4 on Wednesday and notching multihit games in three of his past six contests.



Archer says Classic energized him for season

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:34:29 EDT

Rays starter Chris Archer would have liked to join his teammates from Team USA as they moved on to play Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic championship game on Wednesday night. Archer, however, had to focus on his other team as he prepares to take the mound on Opening Day of the regular season for the Tampa Bay Rays.



Diaz joins Rays in camp after Classic

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:30:34 EDT

Recent Rays acquisition Jumbo Diaz arrived at Tampa Bay's spring camp Wednesday. The Rays claimed the 33-year-old right-hander off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds on March 10, but he was committed to play for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.



Archer fans six, Rasmus homers in loss to O's

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:56:25 EDT

Rays starter Chris Archer had a rough return from the World Baseball Classic and Team USA, allowing four runs (three earned) in 5 2/3 innings in a 7-4 loss to the Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium on Wednesday.



Key relievers start to return to bullpen

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:08:08 EDT

Brad Boxberger is out. Alex Colome has returned from the World Baseball Classic. And according to Rays manager Kevin Cash, the Rays' bullpen is in pretty good shape.



Pipeline report: Prospects in Rays' camp

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:00:49 EDT

Every Spring Training, prospects get a chance to show what they can do as they prepare for the season ahead. Some are competing for jobs in big league camps, others are prepping for the season as they vie for spots at Minor League affiliates up and down a team's system. MLBPipeline.com is visiting all 30 camps this spring. Today we check in on the Tampa Bay Rays.



Q&A with Rays prospect Garrett Whitley

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:01:03 EDT

As part of MLBPipeline.com's visit to all 30 Spring Training facilities, we'll be sitting down with prospects and getting to know them a little better. At Rays camp, it was No. 11 prospect Garrett Whitley.



Souza Jr. gets rare call to play center field

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:28:56 EDT

Steven Souza Jr. made a last-minute move to center field for Tuesday's Rays-Pirates contest at LECOM Park.



Souza homers as Cobb fans five in start

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:49:02 EDT

Catcher Jacob Stallings launched a game-tying homer in the eighth inning and Gift Ngoepe hit a walk-off single in the ninth, leading the Pirates to a 5-4 win over the Rays on Tuesday afternoon at LECOM Park.



Slice of Kevin: Rays, Kiermaier make it official

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:51:44 EDT

The Rays and center fielder Kevin Kiermaier have agreed to a six-year, $53.5 million deal with a club option. The contract, which includes incentives and a club option that could raise the maximum value to $66.15 million, runs through 2022 with the club option in place for '23. Kiermaier was scheduled to become a free agent after the '20 season.



Rays expect to be without Boxberger for Opening Day

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:37:00 EDT

Rays closer Brad Boxberger is doubtful for the start of the season. Boxberger was scheduled to throw in a Minor League game on Tuesday, but he has been scratched due to a lingering problem with his right lat, according to Rays manager Kevin Cash.



Kiermaier excels on day he lands big contract

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:03:22 EDT

Pittsburgh used the long ball on Monday to take a 5-4 win over the Tampa Bay at Charlotte Sports Park.



Andriese to open season as Rays' 5th starter

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:23:19 EDT

Matt Andriese is slated to be the Rays' fifth starter, which is how he began the 2016 season. Of course, the Rays did not need a fifth starter until May due to the early-season off-days.



In Kiermaier, Rays have quite a catch

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:23:23 EDT

In the Rays' dugout, they're long past being surprised by anything Kevin Kiermaier does in center field. Diving catches? Sure, no big deal. Robbing home runs? Routine stuff, pal. Anything else?