Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tampa Bay Rays

Rays get blame in Willy Adames demotion

Rays get blame in Willy Adames demotion

MINNEAPOLIS — The Rays said what you would expect about sending top prospect Willy Adames back to Triple-A Durham after an unimpressive monthlong stint with them, that it will do him good to go back to playing, and playing shortstop, every day....
Published: 07/12/18
Updated: 07/13/18
Rays journal: Blake Snell waits for All-Star call

Rays journal: Blake Snell waits for All-Star call

MINNEAPOLIS — LHP Blake Snell has been doing a lot of waiting.Thursday, it was two hours for the rain to stop so the game against the Twins he started could get under way at 10:05 p.m.Then it was back to wondering when his phone was going to ri...
Published: 07/12/18
Updated: 07/13/18
Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Thursday’s Rays-Twins game

Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Thursday’s Rays-Twins game

Sitting around for two hours waiting through a couple of false alerts is going to be a bit frustrating, and it showed in LHP Blake Snell's shaky first inning. After an infield single he loaded the bases on two walks and had a wild pitch, but he worke...
Published: 07/12/18
The question Rays manager Kevin Cash will be asked at the All-Star Game

The question Rays manager Kevin Cash will be asked at the All-Star Game

ST. PETERSBURG  — Rays manager Kevin Cash was sitting at the desk in his Tropicana Field office Wednesday afternoon after his ever-exciting — and ever-changing — club came from behind to beat the Tigers to complete a three-game...
Published: 07/12/18
Rays suspend Papa John’s pizza promotion

Rays suspend Papa John’s pizza promotion

MINNEAPOLIS — The Rays have immediately suspended their discounted pizza promotion with Papa John's after company founder and chairman John Schnatter acknowledged using a racial slur during a media training exercise in May.Schnatter r...
Published: 07/12/18
Rays send down Willy Adames, add Chih-Wei Hu to bullpen

Rays send down Willy Adames, add Chih-Wei Hu to bullpen

The Rays, as we reported Wednesday night, have optioned top prospect SS Willy Adames to Triple-A Durham.RHP Chih-Wei Hu was called up to take his roster spot in adding an extra arm to the bullpen.When Adames was called up top last month,  team o...
Published: 07/12/18
Sports Illustrated on Rays stadium: If they build it, they should pay for it

Sports Illustrated on Rays stadium: If they build it, they should pay for it

As the Rays revealed their dream ballpark with hopes to make Tampa a baseball destination in the future, it came with a hefty price tag. A price tag of almost a billion dollars.Rays team president Brian Auld said the team doesn't have answers as to h...
Published: 07/12/18
For starters: Rays at Twins, seeking to keep rolling into the break

For starters: Rays at Twins, seeking to keep rolling into the break

Having won five in a row, the Rays open their last series before the All-Star break tonight in Minnesota with top starter LHP Blake Snell on the mound.The Rays and Snell are still hoping he gets added to the AL All-Star team as a replacement, possibl...
Published: 07/12/18
Stu Sternberg: Tampa Bay Rays’ share of Ybor ballpark will be more than $150 million

Stu Sternberg: Tampa Bay Rays’ share of Ybor ballpark will be more than $150 million

ST. PETERSBURG — Tampa Bay Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg said Wednesday he expects the team to contribute more than the $150 million he mentioned last year toward building a proposed $892 million ballpark unveiled this week."I absolutely know...
Published: 07/11/18
Updated: 07/12/18
Rays sending down top prospect Willy Adames

Rays sending down top prospect Willy Adames

When the Rays called up top prospect SS Willy Adames last month, team officials said he was here to stay.But with him not hitting well and a glut of infielders, including still not traded SS Adeiny Hechavarria, the Rays are reversing course and sendi...
Published: 07/11/18
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