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WATCH LIVE: HOF announcement coverage

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:07:17 EDT

Which players will earn immortality in the National Baseball Hall of Fame?'s live simulcast of MLB Network's Hall of Fame coverage is underway, with the announcement at 6 p.m. ET.

Adames looking forward to big league camp

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:35:32 EDT

After being named the Rays' top prospect by, 21-year-old shortstop Willy Adames is ready for the next step of attending Spring Training as a member on the 40-man roster.

Rays reportedly close to signing Tolleson

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:40:27 EDT

The 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.

Top prospect Adames impresses on, off field

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:30:13 EDT

Willy Adames just keeps getting better. That's why the talented 21-year-old shortstop is the Rays' top prospect, according to

Rays settle with 9 arbitration-eligibles

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:20:16 EDT

The Rays have agreed to terms for the 2017 season with nine of their 10 arbitration-eligible players.

Hot Stove Tracker: Free agents and trades

Sun, 1 Jan 2017 11:57:19 EDT

Stay on top of all the offseason moves with the Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.

Honeywell among top RHP prospects

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 01:06:17 EDT

Leading up to the release of the 2017 Top 100 Prospects list, looks at baseball's top 10 prospects at each position, starting with the best right-handed pitching prospects.

Many options as Rays consider outfield

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:41:15 EDT

Clarity about the Rays' outfield situation was supposed to come once they made a deal, right?

Rays' Top 30 Prospects list

Sun, 1 Jan 2017 12:04:41 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.

Smyly will 'forever be grateful' for time with Rays

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:12:22 EDT

Drew Smyly will be heading west after the Rays traded the left-hander to the Mariners as part of a four-player deal.

Rays trade Smyly for Smith, 2 Minor Leaguers

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:57:01 EDT

Throughout 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.

Inbox: Can Kiermaier stay healthy, progress at plate?

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:39:05 EDT

Can 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.

Rasmus heading to Rays on free-agent deal

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:36:26 EDT

Free-agent outfielder Colby Rasmus is close to signing a deal with the Rays, pending a physical, according to a Major League source.

Spring is in the air: First workout dates announced

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:27:47 EDT

Despite 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.

Former Rays pitching coach Brown dies at 73

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 12:04:25 EDT

Former 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.

Rays announce front-office personnel moves

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 18:04:59 EDT

Rays president Brian Auld announced several personnel moves within the organization Monday.

Inbox: What are Rays' plans for Dickerson?

Wed, 4 Jan 2017 12:26:39 EDT

How will Corey Dickerson factor into the Rays' 2017 lineup? Beat reporter Bill Chastain answers this and more in the latest Inbox.

Rays begin home-build project for local family

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 12:09:00 EDT

Let 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.

Rays' offseason focus appears set on aim to contend

Tue, 3 Jan 2017 14:53:22 EDT

A 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.

Rays 'optimistic' about improving in 2017

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 13:29:40 EDT

The 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.

Longoria's rebound not enough for Rays in '16

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 12:14:46 EDT

A 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.

Most amazing American League games of 2016

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 14:43:22 EDT

The 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 beat reporters for every team, here are the best individual games for each AL club during another fantastic year in Major League Baseball.

Mississippi State wins St. Pete Bowl vs. Miami at Trop

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 17:44:20 EDT

The 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.

Kalas departs after 19 seasons with Rays

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 12:51:39 EDT

Todd Kalas is leaving the Rays' broadcast team to become the Astros' new play-by-play announcer on ROOT Sports Southwest.

Inbox: Will Duffy be the answer at shortstop?

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 00:00:55 EDT

Will Matt Duffy fill the hole at shortstop? Was the Wilson Ramos deal worth it? Beat reporter Bill Chastain has answers in the Inbox.

Rays add depth, sign 7 to Minor League deals

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 19:25:01 EDT

The Rays added depth on Thursday when they signed seven players to Minor League contracts, each with an invitation to Major League Spring Training.

Maile Christmas! Rays catcher shares memories

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 16:00:39 EDT

Recently, caught up with Luke Maile, who shared some of his Christmas memories in the following Q&A.

Could Rays sway Bautista in free-agency game?

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 12:51:00 EDT

Signing Jose Bautista would be a plus for the Rays. So what has to happen for the club to entertain thoughts of signing him?

Mahtook ready to compete for job in 2017

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 13:33:51 EDT

Mikie 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.

Understated McGriff deserves Hall call

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 13:46:05 EDT

So 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.

Rays announce Minor League staffs for 2017

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 16:35:42 EDT

Former Rays hitting coach Steve Henderson highlighted Tuesday's announcements of Tampa Bay's 2017 Minor League on-field coaching and medical staffs.

Young arms could crack Rays' bullpen

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 18:07:43 EDT

Piecing 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.

Inbox: How will the Rays improve this offseason?

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 18:42:10 EDT

How will the Rays improve? Why doesn't Jake Odorizzi get more attention? Beat reporter Bill Chastain has answers in the Inbox.

Archer caps 'amazing' tour of Puerto Rico

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.

Rays ink backstop Ramos to 2-year deal

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 13:47:05 EDT

The 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.

Rays' Padlo named Australian Baseball League All-Star

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 14:22:35 EDT

It 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.