Sunday, November 11, 2018

Tampa Bay Rays

Rays drop Kittredge, Nuno to clear roster space

Rays drop Kittredge, Nuno to clear roster space

The Rays dropped RHP Andrew Kittredge and veteran LHP Vidal Nuno from their 40-man roster to create more needed space.Both cleared outright waivers; Kittredge will stay in the organization as he was sent to Triple-A Durham, Nuno  became a free a...
Published: 11/02/18
Rays add RHP Oliver Drake, ditch Cs Jesus Sucre, Adam Moore

Rays add RHP Oliver Drake, ditch Cs Jesus Sucre, Adam Moore

The Rays  began the process of reconstructing their roster for 2019, claiming RHP Oliver Drake off waivers from Minnesota and outrighting Cs Jesus Sucre and Adam Moore off the 40-man roster.Drake, 31, pitched for a record five teams during 2018,...
Published: 11/01/18
Rays make official signing of Cuban prospect Sandy Gaston

Rays make official signing of Cuban prospect Sandy Gaston

The Rays made official the signing of 16-year-old Cuban pitching prospect Sandy Gaston.Gaston, who received a $2.61 million bonus, is hard-throwing starter who was ranked as the No. 24 international prospect during the summer by Baseball America and ...
Published: 11/01/18
Matt Quatraro excited for challenge of new job as Rays bench coach

Matt Quatraro excited for challenge of new job as Rays bench coach

ST. PETERSBURG — Matt Quatraro won't know until the Rays start playing games exactly how he will adapt to his new role as bench coach on Kevin Cash's staff. But he is quite sure he is ready for the challenge after being promoted from third-base...
Published: 10/31/18
Rays promote Matt Quatraro to bench coach

Rays promote Matt Quatraro to bench coach

(The Rays made the move official Wednesday afternoon.)ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays didn't look far to find a replacement for bench coach Charlie Montoyo, deciding to promote third-base coach Matt Quatraro to the key role assisting manager Kevin Ca...
Published: 10/30/18
Updated: 10/31/18
David Price says he’s staying with Boston

David Price says he’s staying with Boston

BOSTON — Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price will stay with the team he led to a World Series title, declining a contract option on Wednesday that would have enabled him to become a free agent. Price announced his decision on the field at Fenway P...
Published: 10/31/18
Sports Illustrated: Rays are ‘best fit’ for two of MLB’s top 50 free agents

Sports Illustrated: Rays are ‘best fit’ for two of MLB’s top 50 free agents

It's too early to know how active the Rays will be in free agency.But they are considered the "best fit" for two of the top 50 players on the market— including one in the top 10 — according to Sports Illustrated.No landing spot makes...
Published: 10/30/18
Rays ranked No. 9 in ESPN’s way-too-early 2019 power rankings

Rays ranked No. 9 in ESPN’s way-too-early 2019 power rankings

From this, admittedly remote, distance, the Rays' 2019 outlook appears promising.ESPN's David Schoenfield ranks the Rays No. 9 in his Way-Too-Early 2019 Power Rankings.The World Series champion Red Sox are a surprising fourth on the list, which could...
Published: 10/30/18
Rays face 50-1 odds of winning the 2019 World Series

Rays face 50-1 odds of winning the 2019 World Series

Though only nine MLB squads finished with more than the Rays' 90 wins this past season, Tampa Bay has just the 16th-best chance of winning the 2019 World Series, according to one online oddsmaker.The Rays face 50-1 odds of bringing home the Comm...
Published: 10/30/18
Red Sox World Series title has a dash of Tampa Bay flavor

Red Sox World Series title has a dash of Tampa Bay flavor

LOS ANGELESThe Red Sox World Series championship clinched Sunday night, their ninth overall and fourth in 15 years, will be told in multiple paragraphs and for many generations to come. Here are five chapters, from a bit of a Tampa Bay perspective:A ...
Published: 10/29/18
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