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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:07:17 EDTWhich players will earn immortality in the National Baseball Hall of Fame? MLB.com's live simulcast of MLB Network's Hall of Fame coverage is underway, with the announcement at 6 p.m. ET.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:35:32 EDTAfter being named the Rays' top prospect by MLBPipeline.com, 21-year-old shortstop Willy Adames is ready for the next step of attending Spring Training as a member on the 40-man roster.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:40:27 EDTThe Rays are on the verge of signing free-agent reliever Shawn Tolleson, according to a report by the Tampa Bay Times. The club has not confirmed the report.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:30:13 EDTWilly Adames just keeps getting better. That's why the talented 21-year-old shortstop is the Rays' top prospect, according to MLBPipeline.com.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:20:16 EDTThe Rays have agreed to terms for the 2017 season with nine of their 10 arbitration-eligible players.
Sun, 1 Jan 2017 11:57:19 EDTStay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 01:06:17 EDTLeading up to the release of the 2017 Top 100 Prospects list, MLBPipeline.com looks at baseball's top 10 prospects at each position, starting with the best right-handed pitching prospects.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:41:15 EDTClarity about the Rays' outfield situation was supposed to come once they made a deal, right?
Sun, 1 Jan 2017 12:04:41 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.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:12:22 EDTDrew Smyly will be heading west after the Rays traded the left-hander to the Mariners as part of a four-player deal.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:57:01 EDTThroughout the offseason, the baseball world has waited for the Rays to trade one of their coveted starting pitchers. That became a reality Wednesday, when they sent Drew Smyly to the Mariners.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:39:05 EDTCan Kevin Kiermaier avoid injury in 2017? Will his offense catch up to his stellar defense? Beat reporter Bill Chastain addresses this and more in the Inbox.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:36:26 EDTFree-agent outfielder Colby Rasmus is close to signing a deal with the Rays, pending a physical, according to a Major League source.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:27:47 EDTDespite the frigid temperatures throughout many big league cities, Major League Baseball's announcement Tuesday of the first workout dates of Spring Training should be enough to warm the hearts of baseball fans everywhere.
Mon, 9 Jan 2017 12:04:25 EDTFormer Rangers pitcher Jackie Brown, who was known as the "Oklahoma Curveballer" and later became a Major League pitching coach for three organizations, has passed away after a long illness. He was 73.
Mon, 9 Jan 2017 18:04:59 EDTRays president Brian Auld announced several personnel moves within the organization Monday.
Wed, 4 Jan 2017 12:26:39 EDTHow will Corey Dickerson factor into the Rays' 2017 lineup? Beat reporter Bill Chastain answers this and more in the latest Inbox.
Thu, 5 Jan 2017 12:09:00 EDTLet the building begin. On Thursday morning, the Rays began the construction for the five-week build of a Habitat for Humanity home for a family of six. The effort is part of the organization's "Rays Up for Our Community" program.
Tue, 3 Jan 2017 14:53:22 EDTA little more than one month remains before the Rays report to Port Charlotte, Fla., for Spring Training, and there might not be as much offseason work left to do as one would think.
Fri, 30 Dec 2016 13:29:40 EDTThe Rays faced an interesting situation entering the offseason. The good news was they were set at almost every position. The bad news was most of those players were part of a 68-win season.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 12:14:46 EDTA 2016 season that the Rays expected to be promising turned sour in the first half, resulting in 12 fewer wins than the previous season. Yes, the Rays experienced a serious rash of injuries, but Matt Silverman, Rays president of baseball operations, didn't use that as an excuse for the outcome.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 14:43:22 EDTThe American League champion Indians were just one of 15 teams in the AL, and each one had its own Game of the Year. In consultation with the MLB.com beat reporters for every team, here are the best individual games for each AL club during another fantastic year in Major League Baseball.
Mon, 26 Dec 2016 17:44:20 EDTThe sound inside Tropicana Field was familiar, even if the source and time of year were different. Cowbells clanged through the Trop throughout pregame festivities and every time Miami (Ohio) faced a third down. They rattled whenever the Mississippi State Bulldogs drove into the end zone or popped a kick through the uprights.
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 12:51:39 EDTTodd Kalas is leaving the Rays' broadcast team to become the Astros' new play-by-play announcer on ROOT Sports Southwest.
Mon, 26 Dec 2016 00:00:55 EDTWill Matt Duffy fill the hole at shortstop? Was the Wilson Ramos deal worth it? Beat reporter Bill Chastain has answers in the Inbox.
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 19:25:01 EDTThe Rays added depth on Thursday when they signed seven players to Minor League contracts, each with an invitation to Major League Spring Training.
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 16:00:39 EDTRecently, MLB.com caught up with Luke Maile, who shared some of his Christmas memories in the following Q&A.
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 12:51:00 EDTSigning Jose Bautista would be a plus for the Rays. So what has to happen for the club to entertain thoughts of signing him?
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 13:33:51 EDTMikie Mahtook is ready to state his case. Yes, the Rays have made it clear that they are seeking outfield help, specifically for left field. Mahtook doesn't take exception to the organization looking to bolster the outfield mix -- he's just ready to compete for the job come spring.
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 13:46:05 EDTSo why isn't Fred McGriff in the National Baseball Hall of Fame? As somebody who votes for Crime Dog every year, I haven't a clue. OK, maybe I do.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 16:35:42 EDTFormer Rays hitting coach Steve Henderson highlighted Tuesday's announcements of Tampa Bay's 2017 Minor League on-field coaching and medical staffs.
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 18:07:43 EDTPiecing together a bullpen is one of the Rays' top offseason priorities. Among their options are three internal candidates, who just might find their way into the mix. First is right-hander Ryne Stanek, who stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 180 pounds and throws 100 mph.
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 18:42:10 EDTHow will the Rays improve? Why doesn't Jake Odorizzi get more attention? Beat reporter Bill Chastain has answers in the Inbox.
Sat, 17 Dec 2016 23:29:06 EDT"Peloteros Por Puerto Rico," a star-studded Puerto Rico goodwill tour spearheaded by the Major League Baseball Players Association in conjunction with Major League Baseball, concluded Saturday evening with a gala honoring the legacy of Roberto Clemente and the future of baseball on the island.
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 13:47:05 EDTThe Rays officially announced the signing of free-agent catcher Wilson Ramos to a two-year contract worth a guaranteed $12.5 million on Monday, and they're hoping to have him in their lineup sooner rather than later.
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 14:22:35 EDTIt was announced this week that Ronald Acuna, Stone Garrett and Kevin Padlo will represent the World team in the 2017 Australian Baseball League All-Star Game, which is set to be played on Dec. 22 at Melbourne Ballpark.