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Archer likely OK after comebacker hits forearm

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:08:05 EDT

Rays ace Chris Archer exited a Minor League game on Friday after a fifth-inning comebacker struck him on the right forearm, his pitching arm. Despite his removal, the right-hander is expected to be fine for his start on Opening Day next Thursday against the Red Sox.

Bullpen, reserve outfield last order of business

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:10:00 EDT

Roster decisions are looming for Kevin Cash and company. The Rays manager said he thought the final decisions aren't likely to be made until after the weekend.

Kiermaier hopes to mirror CF prowess at plate

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 13:14:29 EDT

Kevin Kiermaier has reached the pinnacle defensively. In contrast, the Rays' Platinum Glove Award-winning center fielder has room to grow offensively.

Durham Bulls to host 'Stranger Things Night'

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 13:44:53 EDT

Durham Bulls to host 'Stranger Things Night'

Faria knows consistency key to take next step

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:41:38 EDT

For Rays right-hander Jake Faria, his recent success has been all about finding routines he is comfortable with. Whether it has been pregame preparations or pitch sequences once he is on the mound, consistency is key for the 24-year-old righty.

Smith's speed could jump-start offense in 2018

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:44:33 EDT

Rays outfielder Mallex Smith was dancing in anticipation before Thursday's 5-3 win over Toronto. The 24-year-old Smith hadn't seen Grapefruit League action since March 8 because of a hamstring injury.

Kiermaier: 'I live and die' for Purdue

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:52:49 EDT

Kevin Kiermaier is amped up for the Boilermakers.

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 MLB Pipeline's Prospect Watch.

Rays net comp Draft pick for Cobb

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:02:02 EDT

Alex Cobb is going to the Orioles, and the Rays will come away with a compensation pick in this year's Draft.

Yarbrough among top prospect performers

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:47:44 EDT

Rays left-hander Ryan Yarbrough was among top prospect performers in Spring Training on Wednesday.

Hamstring better, Mallex on target for opener

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:57:37 EDT

Mallex Smith felt good on Tuesday, and the speedy outfielder appears to be all systems go for Opening Day. Smith, who has been nursing a right hamstring issue, played in a game on Tuesday for the first time since March 8 when he took to the back fields of the Charlotte Sports Complex to participate in a Minor League contest against a Twins affiliate.

'18 Player Preview: Dominate your fantasy draft

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 17:23:39 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.

Rays to use Colome in traditional closer's role

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 22:34:15 EDT

Though Tampa Bay's bullpen will be dramatically different this season, Alex Colome will return as the closer, and a closer in the traditional sense, logging the final three outs and not coming in earlier to snuff out hot situations.

Rays' catchers to sport info-loaded wristbands

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 22:49:31 EDT

Rays catchers will wear large wristbands packed with detailed information this season. The plan is for the wristbands to contain critical data on Rays pitchers that will act as reminders while calling the game.

Rays deal Rengifo to complete Cron trade

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:57:39 EDT

The Angels and Rays have completed the trade that sent C.J. Cron to Tampa Bay last month. The Angels announced Tuesday that they have acquired infield prospect Luis Rengifo as the player to be named later in the deal.

Rays' holiday, special event uniforms unveiled

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:36:34 EDT

Major League Baseball on Monday unveiled the full lineup of holiday and special event uniforms that will be worn in 2018.

Archer's sights set on 100-pitch mark

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 19:17:45 EDT

Chris Archer made pitching look easy during a 5 1/3-inning stint in a 10-5 Rays win over the Tigers on Sunday afternoon at Charlotte Sports Park.

Rays are counting on Pruitt's flexibility

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 18:04:28 EDT

Austin Pruitt's flexibility makes the right-hander the perfect fit for the Rays pitching plans this season.

Miller returns to lineup, collects 2 hits

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 16:55:10 EDT

Brad Miller played in his first game since Feb. 23, starting at first base in the Rays' 4-3 loss to the Red Sox on Saturday at Jet Blue Park.

Rays quickly realize what Wendle adds to club

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:44:40 EDT

Joey Wendle can play. Maybe that's not breaking news to some, but the timing of his arrival to the Rays during the Winter Meetings brought comparisons between the Yankees' offseason agenda and the Rays'.

Jennings odd man out for 40-man roster spot?

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:14:14 EDT

When trying to figure out the roster puzzle Major League teams must solve before the end of Spring Training, the answer often comes boils down to this: who has options, and who doesn't?

Kiermaier gives Purdue hoops a shout-out

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:15:49 EDT

Kiermaier gives Purdue hoops a shout-out

Rays name Archer their Opening Day starter

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:16:13 EDT

The Rays named Chris Archer their Opening Day starter for fourth straight season on Thursday. The right-hander will open the 2018 season against the Red Sox at Tropicana Field at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 29.

Rays to go with 'pen for 3rd game of season

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:04:34 EDT

Rays manager Kevin Cash announced the rotation to start the season following Thursday's 8-1 loss to the Twins at Charlotte Sports Park.

Inbox: Chirinos or Yarbrough for swing role?

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:18:10 EDT

I have been a Rays fan since Day 1. Do you think any of the prospects make Opening Day? If so, then whom? Also how long do you think it'll be until we see a competitive team again? -- Brandon Y., Duncannon, Pa.

Gomez fitting in nicely in short time with club

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:32:59 EDT

Carlos Gomez is fitting in nicely with the Rays. Just ask manager Kevin Cash. "Probably haven't talked about him enough," Cash said. "The signing came late. But he might be the perfect mix for this club. Super high energy. A lot of positivity. I think he's going to keep some guys in check, just the way he goes out and plays hard every day. And he's a really good player. This is a guy who has a track record of having success at the big league level."

Lowe, Chirinos among top performers

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 01:21:16 EDT

Rays prospect Brandon Lowe and Yonny Chirinos were among top performers in Spring Training on Wednesday.

Revisiting Rays' projected Opening Day roster

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:04:14 EDT

The Rays are just over two weeks into their Grapefruit League schedule, which allows for a better idea about what the team's 25-man roster will look like on Opening Day.

Faria's struggles magnified by new rotation plan

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 18:46:33 EDT

Rays manager Kevin Cash and pitching coach Kyle Snyder wanted to watch right-hander Jacob Faria quicken his pitching tempo Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately for the three, the only thing quick was the hook.

Despite moves, Sternberg bullish on future

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 18:15:23 EDT

In 2006-07, the Rays scuffled to two last-place finishes in the American League East. Then, in '08, they went from worst to first and wound up playing the Phillies in the World Series.

Snell mimics Archer during interview

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 16:37:11 EDT

Snell mimics Archer during interview

Arroyo enjoying comforts of home during ST

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 19:29:45 EDT

For Rays third baseman Christian Arroyo, almost every ballpark on the Grapefruit League circuit feels like a home game.

Eovaldi stays sharp on comeback trail

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 18:07:01 EDT

Rays starter Nathan Eovaldi had another sharp outing as he tries to become just the 12th pitcher in Major League history to start a big league game after two Tommy John surgeries.

Adames happy to get taste of keystone

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 17:22:00 EDT

The Rays have a competition this spring for the starting second-base job. Willy Adames, the organization's top position player prospect, isn't fully a part of that competition. But the 22-year-old was in the starting lineup at the keystone in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Twins.

The next World Series drought to end will be ...

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 20:00:00 EDT

Seven franchises have never won the World Series. So let's rank them based on their likelihood of ending the drought first.

Rays among 5 teams that could surprise in '18

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 20:23:12 EDT

You're going to say spring statistics aren't worth a warm bucket of pine tar, aren't you? You're going to argue that we should not get worked up by anything that has happened in Florida or Arizona the last couple of weeks. But spring performances do matter on a bunch of levels.

Versatile Snyder adding catcher to repertoire

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 14:56:05 EDT

Brandon Snyder, a non-roster invitee, is listed on the Rays roster as a right-handed-hitting infielder. Entering Thursday's game vs. the Red Sox, he had played 21 innings at first base and six at third this spring. He had also played eight innings in left field. He added to his repertoire vs. Boston, entering in the seventh inning to replace catcher Wilson Ramos.

Cash hopes prospects' rehab is learning tool

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 16:28:57 EDT

Despite losing a second pitching prospect this spring with a torn ulnar collateral ligament, manager Kevin Cash is hopeful that the two will not only strengthen their physical side of the game, but the mental side as well.

Rays' De Leon diagnosed with torn UCL

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 16:53:24 EDT

Jose De Leon has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and will pay a visit to Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion.