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Archer stymies Sox in strong spring debut

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 16:15:44 EDT

Chris Archer set the tone for the Rays on Sunday in a 7-3 win over the Red Sox at Charlotte Sports Park.

Sucre comes through with bat, behind plate

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 16:59:30 EDT

Jesus Sucre continued to impress in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Red Sox. Saturday, Sucre hit a solo home run. Sunday, he had an RBI single, threw out a would-be basestealer and threw out another runner on a bunt attempt.

Hard-throwing Schultz ready for any role

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:03:42 EDT

Start or relieve? That is the question the Rays face with right-hander Jaime Schultz. The right-hander spent all of 2016 at Triple-A Durham, where he made 27 starts and collected 163 strikeouts in 130 2/3 innings. He has the big fastball, which would play well in relief. It also could look good folded into the rotation.

Rays dish on Oscars, favorite all-time movies

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:51:21 EDT

The Academy Awards are Sunday night, but it's not likely many of the Rays will stay up to watch what actors and films receive Oscars for the simple reason that the ceremony runs too late and their next day starts too early.

Sucre homers for quiet Rays vs. Pirates

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:44:02 EDT

The Pirates used a six-run fifth to fuel a 7-2 win over the Rays Saturday afternoon at Charlotte Sports Park. Jacob Stallings, the son of University of Pittsburgh men's basketball coach Kevin Stallings, started the fifth-inning fireworks when he jumped on a 2-1 offering from Rays right-hander Danny Farquhar and deposited the ball over the wall in left.

Over back injury, De Leon eager for game action

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:20:23 EDT

Jose De Leon has not yet pitched in a game for the Rays this spring, but the right-hander -- acquired from the Dodgers in the Logan Forsythe trade -- isn't worried.

Beckham doubles and triples in spring opener

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:06:16 EDT

Shortstop Tim Beckham, competing for a utility role, doubled and tripled to help lead the Rays to a 3-0 win over the Twins in the Grapefruit League opener for both teams Friday night at Hammond Stadium.

Stanek has few fastball peers

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:26:45 EDT

Where does a 103-mph fastball put Ryne Stanek, the Rays' No. 13 prospect? According to Statcast™, 31 Major League pitchers hit 100 mph at least once last season. Only two, Aroldis Chapman and Mauricio Cabrera, hit 103. Chapman did it 101 times, and Cabrera did it nine times.

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's Prospect Watch.

Robertson looks to be Rays' next utility stud

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:25:49 EDT

"Positional flexibility" is a popular phrase around Rays camp. It has been ever since Joe Maddon arrived to manage the team prior to the 2006 season.

See what's new on MLB.TV and catch all the action

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:03:32 EDT

MLB.TV is back, and it's better than ever. Watch live out-of-market games -- including almost 300 Spring Training games and the World Baseball Classic (in U.S.) without blackouts -- on more than 400 devices.

Spring into fresh look for Rays' new year

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:04:03 EDT

Gear up for Spring Training with updated authentic caps, jerseys, socks and more, and wear what your favorite Rays are wearing

Cash's learning curve helped along by peers

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:24:14 EDT

Once upon a time, Rays manager Kevin Cash was seen as a rarity -- a man in his thirties leading a pro franchise -- but these days, it has become more common across the sporting landscape.

Rays' prospect Stanek on cusp of a dream

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:07:09 EDT

Since he was taken by the Rays in the first round of the 2013 Draft, Ryne Stanek has bided his time in the Minors and waited for his break. This spring, it appears the wait may nearly be over.

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.

Longoria returns to camp after 2 days of illness

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:19:27 EDT

After missing two days with a bug, Evan Longoria was back with the Rays on Wednesday. "Rough couple of days," Longoria said. "I feel much, much better today. Just fever and aches. Couldn't kick it. Last night was a sweat bucket, but I finally got it out of my system.

Lo-Mo takes pride in being the boom in the room

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:03:27 EDT

The silence inside the Rays' clubhouse was broken this month when the Rays decided to bring back Logan Morrison for another season. That's because there's no such thing as a quiet clubhouse with Lo-Mo in it.

Next step for Kiermaier: Upping his offense

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:18:44 EDT

Everybody knows about Kiermaier's defense. But what about his offense? The athletic native of Fort Wayne, Ind., has a .258 career average with 32 home runs and 112 RBIs in 365 games. He knows that to be considered one of the top players in the game, the offensive side of the ledger needs to get better.

Before and after: Colby Rasmus' Photo Day beard

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:55:26 EDT

Colby Rasmus has already shaved his Photo Day beard

Beckham working in OF to boost versatility

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:51:50 EDT

George Hendrick used to tease Tim Beckham about getting an outfield glove.

Cash feels 'very good' about Rays' catchers

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:49:40 EDT

Matt Wieters agreed to a deal with the Nationals on Tuesday, thereby ending any speculation that the Rays might sign the veteran catcher.

Super utility: Uber on Franklin's resume

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:37:08 EDT

You're taking Uber to the airport, and the driver looks familiar. Finally, it comes to you: Nick Franklin.

Cash happy with results from early camp drills

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:14:48 EDT

Alex Cobb threw live batting practice on Monday and the right-hander told reporters, "It was a good day."

Glove at first sight: Rays rejoice on Glove Day

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:36:36 EDT

Christmas in March. Such was the feeling early Monday morning when Wilson showed up to deliver gloves to Rays players for the coming season.

Club prez Auld: Rays positioned well for 2017

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:52:17 EDT

As America celebrates Presidents Day, Rays president Brian Auld sent along a message to his constituents, the fans of the Rays.

Mallex Smith could be latest player to wear No. 0

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:09:42 EDT

Mallex Smith could be latest player to wear No. 0

Archer: Rays should be 'well-rounded'

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:19:49 EDT

Chris Archer doesn't like looking in the rearview mirror. A proactive approach better suits the Rays' right-hander, so his eyes are constantly looking forward.

Cash after first workout: 'We're in a good spot'

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:27:56 EDT

On Sunday morning, the Rays held their first full-squad workout, affording Kevin Cash the opportunity to make his remarks to the team about the coming season. The Rays' manager said that his message might have lasted 90 seconds, but it was clear nonetheless.

Miller sticking to second base at camp

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:59:55 EDT

Brad Miller has moved around a lot during his four Major League seasons.

Souza: 'I'm my biggest critic'

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:17:19 EDT

Maybe no player on the Rays is harder on himself than projected starting right fielder Steven Souza Jr., who enters his third season with the club knowing he has to dial it back.

Longo shortens swing, grows beard for spring

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 13:24:45 EDT

The face of the franchise has a different face this spring.

Ping-pong table sparks clubhouse camaraderie

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:59:10 EDT

The Atlanta Falcons may have lost the Super Bowl, but they helped deliver the Rays a brand new addition to their clubhouse this spring: a ping-pong table.

Weeks offers young Rays veteran leadership

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:36:28 EDT

Rickie Weeks Jr. is old school. And that's not a bad ingredient to have inside the young Rays' clubhouse.

Versatile Miller getting chance to man keystone

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:32:47 EDT

Brad Miller will get to show off his versatility by getting a lot of work at second base this spring, manager Kevin Cash said.

Hunter signs Minors deal with Rays

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:26:58 EDT

Tommy Hunter arrived at the Rays camp Friday after reaching a Minor League deal with a Spring Training invite.

Manfred discusses Rays' stadium progress

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:00:13 EDT

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred addressed the Rays' stadium situation on Thursday at MLB Spring Training Media Day at Joker Marchant Stadium.