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Honeywell, Bauers added to 40-man roster

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:45:50 EDT

Brent Honeywell and Jake Bauers highlighted the group of players added to the Rays' 40-man roster on Monday.



Rays represented by McGriff, Huff on HOF ballot

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:10:08 EDT

Fred McGriff and Aubrey Huff will represent the Rays on this year's Hall of Fame ballot.



Hello spring: Schedules are out

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:21:44 EDT

The Rays will begin their 2018 Spring Training schedule with a pair of split-squad games on Feb. 23: one at home vs. the Pirates at Charlotte Sports Park, the other on the road vs. the Orioles. Highlights of the home slate include two games against the Red Sox and one against the Yankees. Tropicana Field will host the Rays' spring finale against the Tigers on March 27.



Rays name Baldelli field coordinator

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:02:27 EDT

Rocco Baldelli has been promoted to the position of Major League field coordinator, finalizing manager Kevin Cash's Major League coaching staff for 2018.



Cobb declines qualifying offer, hits free agency

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:00:00 EDT

Alex Cobb has turned down the Rays' one-year qualifying offer of $17.4 million for the 2018 season, making the right-hander free to sign with another team as a free agent.



Bloom discusses Rays in Q&A session

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:42:32 EDT

Chaim Bloom is hoping to find the right combination of players to put the Rays into the playoffs next season. Despite his busy schedule, the senior vice president of baseball operations managed to free up a little time for a Q&A with MLB.com.



Rays trio rakes in AFL's regular-season finale

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:52:50 EDT

Led by a trio of Rays prospects who combined for seven hits and seven RBI, Surprise routed the East Division champion Mesa Solar Sox, 10-4, to end the season on a high note.



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.



Rays get Competitive Balance pick in 2018 Draft

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:26:53 EDT

The Competitive Balance rounds for the 2018 Draft -- at the ends of the first and second rounds -- have been set. Eight teams will pick in Competitive Balance Round A, while six will make selections in Competitive Balance Round B.



Rays team up to build playground for kids

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 16:00:04 EDT

Rays outfielder Mallex Smith joined hundreds of Tampa Bay community volunteers from Bank of America, University Area Community Development Corporation, Inc., and KaBOOM! on Friday to break ground on a new playground at University Area Harvest Hope Park to give local children, particularly those growing up in poverty, a safe place to play.



Inbox: How will Eovaldi impact Rays' rotation?

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 14:03:27 EDT

What kind of impact will Nathan Eovaldi have on the rotation next year? Rays beat reporter Bill Chastain answers this and more in the latest Inbox.



Longoria wins 3rd career Gold Glove Award

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 23:12:50 EDT

Third baseman Evan Longoria claimed his third career Rawlings Gold Glove Award Tuesday night, while pitcher Alex Cobb, a finalist, came up empty.



Rays may enter market for starter, sluggers

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 12:09:51 EDT

Hot Stove season is never the most exciting time of the year for the Rays, who have a smaller budget to work with than most other teams.



Rays promote Benge to head athletic trainer

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 16:37:06 EDT

The Rays announced on Tuesday changes to their Major League medical training staff. Joe Benge has been promoted to the position of head athletic trainer, replacing Ron Porterfield, who left the organization for another opportunity with the Dodgers.



Blue Jays claim Rays righty Guerrieri

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 16:32:48 EDT

Right-hander Taylor Guerrieri has been claimed off outright waivers by the Blue Jays.



Timmons promoted to Rays' first-base coach

Fri, 3 Nov 2017 17:44:48 EDT

Rays manager Kevin Cash finalized his coaching staff Friday when he announced that Ozzie Timmons will be the team's first-base coach.



Fall Stars wrap: How top prospects performed

Sun, 5 Nov 2017 01:30:20 EDT

Here's a look at how top prospects performed in the 2017 Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game on Saturday night at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, a 4-2 win for the East Fall Stars:



Rays must address 1B, 'pen in Hot Stove season

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:27:24 EDT

By finishing two games under .500, the Rays showed improvement in 2017, but still fell well short of the expectations for a playoff contending team. Now the Rays' front office must address what needs to be done to patch the leaks in the rowboat.



Rays pick up Eovaldi's club option for 2018

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 17:45:03 EDT

Eight free agents came off the Rays' 40 man roster on Thursday, four players were activated from the 60-day disabled list and the club picked up right-hander Nathan Eovaldi's club option for 2018.



Rays' Arizona Fall League overview

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 12:23:43 EDT

William Boor checks in on the Rays' Arizona Fall League participants, led by No. 13 prospect Brandon Lowe.



Quatraro returns to Rays as third-base coach

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 11:36:58 EDT

Matt Quatraro will be the Rays' new third-base coach, the team announced Tuesday morning. Quatraro, 43, becomes the sixth third-base coach in franchise history, following Greg Riddoch, Billy Hatcher, Terry Collins, Tom Foley and Charlie Montoyo.



Hillsborough Co. issues proposed stadium site

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 19:42:30 EDT

Hillsborough County officials have decided on where a new ballpark would be located if the Rays are to make Tampa their new home, and the landing spot is in the Channel district/Ybor City area.



Inbox: How will Rays shop this offseason?

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:33:39 EDT

Rays beat reporter Bill Chastain answers questions from fans in the Inbox.



Rays' spring slate highlighted by division tilts

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:05:57 EDT

The Rays will begin their 2018 home Spring Training schedule against the Pirates on Feb. 23 in a 1:05 p.m. ET contest at Charlotte Sports Park.



After debut, Mercado makes waves at instructs

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:40:11 EDT

The Tampa Bay Rays are renowned for their ability to develop young, projectable pitching prospects. So when the organization expresses the level of excitement that it currently does regarding 2017 second-round Draft pick Michael Mercado, it's a reason to take notice.



Rays visit Puerto Rico, provide hurricane aid

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 03:35:54 EDT

Puerto Rico needed relief. So Tampa Bay called upon its bullpen and delivered a save that was too big for any box score.



McKay working as position player at instructs

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:56:04 EDT

The Tampa Bay Rays made it clear that Brendan McKay, arguably the best two-way Draft prospect since Dave Winfield in 1973, would play both ways in his professional debut after signing with the organization for $7,007,500 as the No. 4 overall pick.



Inbox: Will LoMo be back with Rays in 2018?

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:48:27 EDT

Will the Rays bring back Logan Morrison? What roles will Mallex Smith and Matt Duffy play in 2018? Beat reporter Bill Chastain answers those questions and more in the latest Inbox.



Pitching at top of mind for Rays this offseason

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 21:38:08 EDT

The Rays were unable to reach the postseason for the fourth consecutive season in 2017. But mixed with that disappointment, the club has a lot to be excited about going forward.



Honeywell, Sanchez named top prospects

Thu, 5 Oct 2017 11:21:34 EDT

Brent Honeywell and Jesus Sanchez have been named the Rays Prospects of the Year by MLB Pipeline. Honeywell, 22, is ranked No. 1 on the Rays' Top 30 Prospects list and No. 11 overall. The right-hander has a full arsenal that includes a fastball, slider, changeup and screwball.



Rays make assortment of coaching changes

Tue, 3 Oct 2017 21:42:36 EDT

Change was in the air Tuesday when the Rays announced that pitching coach Jim Hickey is leaving the organization and bench coach Tom Foley will move to a new position with the club.



Rays disappointed, but have strong foundation

Mon, 2 Oct 2017 17:52:54 EDT

Yes, the Rays ended the 2017 season on a high note, but no, the Rays do not deem 80 wins acceptable.



Rays fall short in 2017 despite improvements

Mon, 2 Oct 2017 14:57:19 EDT

The Rays were contenders for most of the 2017 season. Unfortunately, the ending didn't match the midseason optimism created by this year's squad.



Casali, Snell power Rays in finale shutout of O's

Sun, 1 Oct 2017 21:03:44 EDT

Blake Snell gave the Rays a quality start and the offense put away the game late as the Rays ended the season on a high note, defeating the Orioles 6-0 Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field.



Snell hits stride in '17, saves best start for last

Sun, 1 Oct 2017 19:46:16 EDT

Blake Snell dramatically improved in the second half of 2017, finishing with the best effort of his career in Sunday's 6-0 win over the Orioles.