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Schultz ready for long-awaited big league debut

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:01:35 EDT

Jaime Schultz should be perched on the brink of his second Major League season with the Rays. Instead, he's waiting to make his debut.



Span opens first spring with hometown team

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:31:32 EDT

Denard Span arrived to Rays Spring Training on Saturday excited to be playing for his hometown team.



Kiermaier healthy (and happy) heading into '18

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:54:05 EDT

Kevin Kiermaier's first swing this spring wasn't in the batter's box, it was sent to his critics. "I want to remind people in the baseball world who the best defensive player on the planet is, and I say that confidently. I got a lot of reminding to do for a lot of people," Kiermaier said.



Odorizzi puts arb behind him, ready to work

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:18:52 EDT

He's the first Rays pitcher to record a win this spring, but for Jake Odorizzi, the victory was bittersweet. The 27-year-old right-hander won his arbitration hearing for the second straight season on Thursday, pulling in an extra $350,000. But for Odorizzi, the process of going up against your current team for extra money is never enjoyable.



'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.



De Leon optimistic following injury-plagued '17

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:18:10 EDT

Jose De Leon arrived to the Rays' camp this spring in an unfamiliar position: under the radar.



Ramos slims down to ease pressure on knees

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:56:54 EDT

Wilson Ramos has transformed his body from "The Buffalo" to, maybe, "The Baby Buffalo?"



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.



Odorizzi prevails in arbitration case

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:59:22 EDT

For a second consecutive year, Rays right-hander Jake Odorizzi went to arbitration with the Rays and was rewarded.



Young Rays look to Archer for leadership

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:54:16 EDT

Chris Archer believes in looking forward instead of in the rearview mirror. The Rays right-hander expressed as much when asked about the odd feeling in the clubhouse sans Evan Longoria and Alex Cobb.



Stanek could add major heat to bullpen

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:49:39 EDT

Nobody knows what the Rays' bullpen will look like at this juncture of Spring Training, but there's a good bet that Ryne Stanek will be a part of the final group.



Rays have crowded field in 2B competition

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:11:25 EDT

Plenty of position battles will take place in the Rays' camp this spring, but none will have as many involved as second base.



Romo agrees to 1-year deal with Rays

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:39:01 EDT

The Rays officially announced the signing of right-hander Sergio Romo to a one-year, $2.5 million deal on Tuesday.



Veteran-youth dynamic key to Rays' success

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 19:15:32 EDT

The Rays held their annual pre-Spring Training news conference on Wednesday.



Rays prospect Ciuffo addresses suspension

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:20:55 EDT

Nick Ciuffo will serve a 50-game suspension without pay for testing positive for marijuana. On Tuesday, the Rays catching prospect spoke to the media about his plight, along with his hopes to turn the negative into a positive.



Cash leads revamped, youthful Rays to camp

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:02:21 EDT

Spring Training is here! Wednesday marks the beginning of the Rays' 21st Spring Training campaign and the 10th in Charlotte County. Plenty of roster shuffling will take place between now and the beginning of the season, giving the team a distinctly different composition.



Duffy healthy, ready to handle hot corner

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 19:26:27 EDT

Matt Duffy is healthy and is slated to be the Rays' third baseman this season.



Rays feed off excitement at FanFest

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 16:23:08 EDT

Saturday's FanFest provided the perfect exclamation point to an exciting week for Rays baseball.



Rays want to build new ballpark in Tampa

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 20:41:48 EDT

The Rays are all in for building a new ballpark in Tampa, at a location in historic Ybor City.



Kiermaier held his own vs. pro pool player

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 19:03:33 EDT

Kiermaier held his own vs. pro pool player



Prospect Ciuffo suspended for 50 games

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 16:02:47 EDT

Rays prospect Nick Ciuffo was suspended by the Office of the Commissioner following a violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.



Rays sign righty McGowan to Minors deal

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 19:58:35 EDT

The Rays have signed pitcher Dustin McGowan to a Minor League deal with an invite to Major League Spring Training.



Predicting Rays' roster: flexibility, bullpen key

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 10:40:52 EDT

Projecting a team's 25-man roster is never an exact science, particularly for a team like the Rays, who remain one of the more unpredictable teams in the Major Leagues. Having offered that disclaimer, it's time to project the 25-man roster Tampa Bay will employ when it leaves Port Charlotte to begin the 2018 season.



Rays' young relievers have high potential

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 12:27:00 EDT

Of all the spots on the field, the Rays' bullpen appears to be the biggest question mark heading into Spring Training. However, a question mark and a problem are different. Tampe Bay has plenty of bullpen options; the question is which pitchers the club will select.



Honeywell on progress: 'Ready for next step'

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 13:58:20 EDT

Gifted with an electric repertoire that has given hitters fits throughout four years in the Minor Leagues, Rays top prospect Brent Honeywell is poised to rise to the game's highest level. The 22-year-old joined MLB Network on Thursday to discuss his progress, as he attempts to push his way up to the Majors in 2018.



Four Rays prospects to watch in camp

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 10:40:00 EDT

While it's cliche, Spring Training really is all about starting anew. Fueling that feeling in many cases is the promise of young players ready to begin their Major League careers.



Rays set to celebrate 20th anniversary in '18

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 15:25:47 EDT

Rays principal owner Stu Sternberg stepped to the microphone during a Wednesday morning media conference and he declared with a smile, "The Super Bowl's over. It's baseball time." Sternberg's comments came inside the clubhouse, where plans for celebrating the team's 20th anniversary were unveiled, including a video highlighting exciting moments from seasons past.



Inbox: Which Rays prospects make OD roster?

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 11:18:26 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?



Archer wants to be Astros' mascot handler

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 11:00:02 EDT

Archer wants to be Astros' mascot handler



Stars sans fanfare: 2018 All-Underrated Team

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:05:09 EDT

"Underrated" is one of those words we toss out in our sports dialogue with no real idea what it means. Our interpretation of what or who is or is not underrated is all relative to the specifics of our circumstances -- what we read, what we watch, what we experience.



Rays hope to compete as prospects mature

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 20:00:00 EDT

Giving their younger players a shot while remaining competitive is the Rays' vision heading into the 2018 season.



Archer's trade value difficult to gauge

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 20:26:48 EDT

He's got attributes you'd want in a starter, but some of Chris Archer's numbers might have teams thinking twice about acquiring the two-time All-Star.



Report: Hechavarria wins arbitration case

Sat, 3 Feb 2018 14:18:08 EDT

Adeiny Hechavarria has reportedly won his arbitration hearing with the Rays and will earn a salary of $5.9 million for the 2018 season, according to USA Today. The club has not commented.



With hand healed, Arroyo getting back in groove

Fri, 2 Feb 2018 12:51:23 EDT

Count new Rays infielder Christian Arroyo among the group working out together Friday morning at Tropicana Field.