Tampa Bay Rays News and Rumors

  • Yankees 5, Rays 4: Alex Rodriguez, a Maligned Source of Power, …

    Yankees 5, Rays 4: Alex Rodriguez, a Maligned Source of Power, Lifts the Anemic Yankees

    nytimes.com Updated 3 hours ago
    Rodriguez, the disgraced slugger who has made a career out of usurping story lines with his out-of-bounds behavior, blasted two home runs and drove in the winning run as the Yankees rallied to win.
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  • Beckham Homers as Rays Beat Blue Jays 4-2

    Beckham Homers as Rays Beat Blue Jays 4-2

    nytimes.com Apr 16 (yesterday)
    Chris Archer struck out 11 in seven shutout innings, pinch-hitter Tim Beckham had two-run homer in the sixth and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 on Thursday night.
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  • Burch Smith received a $425,000 raise after getting injured

    Burch Smith received a $425,000 raise after getting injured

    yahoo.com Apr 16 (yesterday)
    Tampa Bay Rays minor-league pitcher Burch Smith won't pitch this season. That's because the right-hander underwent Tommy John surgery this April. Normally, that would be a devastating development for a player. While it's still unfortunate that he's hurt…
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  • Jennings Drives in Go-Ahead Run as Rays Beat Blue Jays 3-2

    Jennings Drives in Go-Ahead Run as Rays Beat Blue Jays 3-2

    nytimes.com Apr 14 (3 days ago)
    Desmond Jennings hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 Tuesday night for their fourth straight win.
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  • Odorizzi Pitches Rays Past Blue Jays, 2-1

    Odorizzi Pitches Rays Past Blue Jays, 2-1

    nytimes.com Apr 13 (4 days ago)
    Jake Odorizzi pitched eight impressive innings and the Tampa Bay Rays scored on two bases-loaded walks by R.A. Dickey to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 Monday night.
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  • Karns Leads Rays Over Reeling Marlins 8-5

    Karns Leads Rays Over Reeling Marlins 8-5

    nytimes.com Apr 12 (5 days ago)
    Nathan Karns allowed two hits in seven innings for his second career victory and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the reeling Miami Marlins 8-5 Sunday.
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  • Dee Gordon dunks over Christian Yelich during postgame intervie…

    Dee Gordon dunks over Christian Yelich during postgame interview

    yahoo.com nytimes.com Apr 11 (7 days ago)
    The Marlins got on the board with an exciting walkoff victory against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night in Miami. After being swept at home by the Atlanta Braves earlier this week, it's a win they badly needed just to get some confidence rolling on the…
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  • Orioles Hold on After 4-Run 1st, Beat Rays 6-5

    Orioles Hold on After 4-Run 1st, Beat Rays 6-5

    nytimes.com Apr 7
    Adam Jones drove in two with a double during a four-run first inning Tuesday night, and the Baltimore Orioles hung on to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5.
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  • Simon Sharp, Victor Martinez Homers as Tigers Beat Rays 1-0

    Simon Sharp, Victor Martinez Homers as Tigers Beat Rays 1-0

    nytimes.com Apr 4
    Alfredo Simon allowed one hit over five innings, Victor Martinez hit his second home run and the Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 Saturday in the spring training finale for both teams.
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  • Cabrera Homers, Doubles in Tigers' 11-5 Loss to Rays

    Cabrera Homers, Doubles in Tigers' 11-5 Loss to Rays

    nytimes.com Apr 3
    Miguel Cabrera hit his third home run of the spring, doubled and drove in three runs Friday for the Detroit Tigers in an 11-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.
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  • Archer Prepares for Opener as Rays Beat Phillies

    Archer Prepares for Opener as Rays Beat Phillies

    nytimes.com Apr 2
    Chris Archer prepared for his opening day start, striking out two in two scoreless innings Thursday as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-1.
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  • Ryan Hurts Calf in Yankees' 3-0 Loss to Rays

    Ryan Hurts Calf in Yankees' 3-0 Loss to Rays

    nytimes.com Apr 1
    In the first season following Derek Jeter's retirement, the Yankees have concerns about shortstop less than a week before opening day.
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  • M's send Ramirez to Rays for Montgomery

    M's send Ramirez to Rays for Montgomery

    ESPN.com Mar 31
    The Seattle Mariners have acquired left-hander Mike Montgomery from the Tampa Bay Rays for righty Erasmo Ramirez.
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  • Swihart Keys Big Ninth-Inning Rally, Red Sox Beat Rays 11-8

    Swihart Keys Big Ninth-Inning Rally, Red Sox Beat Rays 11-8

    nytimes.com Mar 31
    Blake Swihart drove in three runs with a triple and a single in a nine-run ninth inning Tuesday that lifted the Boston Red Sox to an 11-8 victory over a Tampa Bay Rays split squad.
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  • Gausman Gives Up 4 Runs to Rays in Orioles' 4-3 Loss

    Gausman Gives Up 4 Runs to Rays in Orioles' 4-3 Loss

    nytimes.com Mar 31
    Competing for the fifth spot in the Baltimore Orioles' rotation, Kevin Gausman gave up four runs in 3 2-3 innings of a 4-3 loss to a Tampa Bay Rays split-squad on Tuesday.
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  • Orioles and Rays Play to 6-6, 10-Inning Tie

    Orioles and Rays Play to 6-6, 10-Inning Tie

    nytimes.com Mar 30
    Evan Longoria hit his third homer of the spring and drove two runs as the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles played to a 6-6 tie in 10 innings Monday.
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  • Castillo Throws Out Runner, Scores as Red Sox Top Rays 3-2

    Castillo Throws Out Runner, Scores as Red Sox Top Rays 3-2

    nytimes.com Mar 29
    Rusney Castillo made a sliding catch in the 10th inning and threw out the potential tiebreaking run at the plate, then singled and scored in the bottom half to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday
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  • Orioles-Rays Game Called by Rain

    Orioles-Rays Game Called by Rain

    nytimes.com Mar 27
    The Baltimore Orioles' game with the Tampa Bay Rays was called because of rain in the fourth inning on Friday.
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  • Gibson Strikes Out 7 in Twins' Loss to Rays

    Gibson Strikes Out 7 in Twins' Loss to Rays

    nytimes.com Mar 25
    Kyle Gibson struck seven in six strong innings for the Minnesota Twins in a 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.
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  • Rays to retire Zimmer's No. 66 before opener

    Rays to retire Zimmer's No. 66 before opener

    ESPN.com Mar 24
    The Tampa Bay Rays will honor former longtime senior adviser Don Zimmer by retiring uniform No. 66 before their April 6 season opener against Baltimore.
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  • Pirates Hits 3 Homers During 7-6 Victory Over Rays

    Pirates Hits 3 Homers During 7-6 Victory Over Rays

    nytimes.com Mar 23
    A.J. Burnett pitched into the fifth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates hit three homers Monday during a 7-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
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  • Martin Homers, Blue Jays Blank Rays

    Martin Homers, Blue Jays Blank Rays

    nytimes.com Mar 22
    At the start of spring training, Blue Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna didn't think he'd have a lengthy stay in the big-league camp.
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  • Rays Top Twins 4-2 on 9th-Inning Homer by Dykstra

    Rays Top Twins 4-2 on 9th-Inning Homer by Dykstra

    nytimes.com Mar 21
    Allan Dykstra hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-2 win over a Minnesota split squad Saturday after Twins starter Trevor May pitched four nearly perfect innings.
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  • Smoak Homers Twice, Blue Jays Rout Rays

    Smoak Homers Twice, Blue Jays Rout Rays

    nytimes.com Mar 20
    Justin Smoak hit a pair of long home runs — one landed atop the Rays' office building beyond the right field wall — Daniel Norris struck out five in 5 2-3 innings and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 11-5 on Friday.
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  • Sports Briefing | Baseball: Rays’ Alex Cobb to Miss Opening Day…

    Sports Briefing | Baseball: Rays’ Alex Cobb to Miss Opening Day Start

    nytimes.com Mar 19
    Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb has tendinitis in his right forearm and will miss his planned opening day start against Baltimore on April 6.
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  • Video - A-Rod Has RBI Single In Win Over Rays 00:35

    A-Rod Has RBI Single In Win Over Rays

    Mar 9
    Alex Rodriguez went 2-for-3 with an RBI single and Michael Pineda allowed one hit and struck out two over two scoreless inning as the Yankees beat the Rays 4-3.
  • Video - Longoria, Rays Excited For New Season 02:54

    Longoria, Rays Excited For New Season

    Mar 2
    Rays third baseman Evan Longoria discusses being a leader on the team and what new manager Kevin Cash can bring to Tampa Bay.
  • Video - Padres Nearing Deal For Rays' Myers 02:42

    Padres Nearing Deal For Rays' Myers

    Dec 17
    Jerry Crasnick discusses what the addition of outfielder Wil Myers would mean to the Padres' lineup.
  • Video - Rays Ink Cash 03:27

    Rays Ink Cash

    Dec 5
    Jayson Stark discusses the Tampa Bay Rays' hiring of Kevin Cash as the fifth manager in the franchise's history.

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    Apr 16
    The biggest challenge this postseason for the top-seeded Warriors might be what history has taught us is needed in playoff ball, writes J.A. Adande.
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    Apr 16
    Who will win the West? 5-on-5 breaks down each first-round series and picks the conference champions.
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    Apr 15
    Latvian big man Kristaps Porzingis will declare for the 2015 NBA draft, his agent, Andy Miller, told ESPN's Chad Ford. Porzingis is currently ranked N...
  • Latvian power forward Kristaps Porzingis to declare for NBA draft

    Apr 15
    Latvian big man Kristaps Porzingis, who burst onto the NBA draft scene in 2014, will declare for the 2015 NBA draft, his agent, Andy Miller, told ESPN.com.