Friday, March 09, 2018

Tampa Bay Rays

You actually can catch all the Rays action the season on Fox broadcasts

You actually can catch all the Rays action the season on Fox broadcasts

Fox Sports will deliver first to last pitch coverage of the Rays this season, with all 162 games televised.The Fox Sports Sun regional network will increase its coverage from the standard 150 games to 159, and the other three will be shown on FS1. Th...
Published: 03/05/18
Rays trade Ryan Schimpf to Braves for PTBNL or cash

Rays trade Ryan Schimpf to Braves for PTBNL or cash

The Rays traded INF Ryan Schimpf to the Braves on Monday for a player to be named or cash.Schimpf was designated for assignment on Saturday as the Rays had to make room on their 40-man roster for OF Carlos Gomez.The Rays acquired Schimpf in December ...
Published: 03/05/18
Returning from second TJ surgery would be one impressive feat for Eovaldi

Returning from second TJ surgery would be one impressive feat for Eovaldi

TAMPA –  There's no question what kind of physical shape Rays pitcher Nathan Eovaldi is in as he works his way back to the majors after a second Tommy John surgery."He comes from the Nolan Ryan school of baseball – you run hard, you ...
Published: 03/04/18
Updated: 03/05/18
Rays Journal: Mallex shows off, a Roe v. Wade reference and a Maris sighting

Rays Journal: Mallex shows off, a Roe v. Wade reference and a Maris sighting

TAMPA — The Rays are talking about giving Mallex Smith the opportunity to play regularly in leftfield.In Sunday's 9-1 win over the Yankees, he showed why he could earn it, rapping three hits, including a single in a challenging left-on-left mat...
Published: 03/04/18
For starters: Kiermaier leads Rays into Tampa to face Yankees

For starters: Kiermaier leads Rays into Tampa to face Yankees

UPDATED, 12:20: Cash said C Nick Ciuffo won't be eligible to play in any more major-league spring training games (ones in which admission is charged) based on MLB clarifying a rule regarding suspended players. Ciuffo faces a 50-game suspension for fa...
Published: 03/04/18
Rays spring training info: Sunday, at Yankees, 1:05

Rays spring training info: Sunday, at Yankees, 1:05

Former Yankees RHP Nathan Eovaldi will make the start Sunday for the Ray at Steinbrenner Field, and recently acquired Yankees prospect INF Nick Solak will be on the trip as well.At Yankees1:05, Steinbrenner Field, One Steinbrenner Drive, TampaPitcher...
Published: 03/04/18
Mother knew best in raising new Rays prospect Christian Arroyo

Mother knew best in raising new Rays prospect Christian Arroyo

PORT CHARLOTTE – The demands of being a single mom were challenging enough.Kim Arroyo kept her job on the casino floor at the Hard Rock after the divorce, working 10-hour day shifts with nearly an hour commute each way to have scheduling flexib...
Published: 03/03/18
Updated: 03/04/18
Rays finalize deal with Carlos Gomez, say they’re ready for his high energy

Rays finalize deal with Carlos Gomez, say they’re ready for his high energy

LAKELAND – OF Carlos Gomez finally formally joined the Rays, his one-year, $4 million deal announced after Saturday's 7-4 win over Detroit.Acquired to replace traded Steven Souza Jr. in right, Gomez, 32,  is being counted on to add to the ...
Published: 03/03/18
Last man standing among Rays free agents? Never saw this coming

Last man standing among Rays free agents? Never saw this coming

Going into the offseason, RHP Alex Cobb seemed pretty much a lock to get the most lucrative contract of the Rays pending free agents. And he would have been a staggering longshot to be, as is the case,  the last of the nine to sign.Surprised?"A ...
Published: 03/03/18
For starters: Rays at Tigers in Lakeland, with Archer and Banda pitching

For starters: Rays at Tigers in Lakeland, with Archer and Banda pitching

UPDATE, 11:53: Cash said injured INFs Adeiny Hechavarria (hamstring) and Matt Duffy (back) are penciled in to play Tuesday; Brad Miller (toe) likely limited to simulated game. … RHP Nathan  Eovaldi starts against his former Yankees mates o...
Published: 03/03/18
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