Monday, December 18, 2017
Tampa Bay Rays

2014 All-Star Game lineups, rosters

National League

Starting lineup

CFAndrew McCutchenPirates

RFYasiel PuigDodgers

SSTroy TulowitzkiRockies

1BPaul GoldschmidtD'backs

DHGiancarlo StantonMarlins

3BAramis RamirezBrewers

2BChase UtleyPhillies

CJonathan LucroyBrewers

LFCarlos GomezBrewers

PAdam WainwrightCardinals

Reserves

Pitchers

r-Henderson Alvarez, Marlins

x-Madison Bumgarner, Giants

Aroldis Chapman, Reds

r-Tyler Clippard, Nationals

x-Johnny Cueto, Reds

Zack Greinke, Dodgers

r-Tim Hudson, Giants

Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers

Craig Kimbrel, Braves

Pat Neshek, Cardinals

Francisco Rodriguez, Brewers

x-Tyson Ross, Padres

x-Jeff Samardzija, Cubs/A's

r-Alfredo Simon, Reds

r-Huston Street, Padres

x-Julio Teheran, Braves

Tony Watson, Pirates

x-Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals

Catchers

Devin Mesoraco, Reds

r-Miguel Montero, D'backs

Infielders

Matt Carpenter, Cardinals

Starlin Castro, Cubs

Todd Frazier, Reds

Freddie Freeman, Braves

Dee Gordon, Dodgers

Daniel Murphy, Mets

z-Anthony Rizzo, Cubs

Outfielders

Charlie Blackmon, Rockies

Josh Harrison, Pirates

Hunter Pence, Giants

American League

Starting lineup

SSDerek JeterYankees

LFMike TroutAngeles

2BRobinson CanoMariners

1BMiguel CabreraTigers

RFJose BautistaJays

DHNelson CruzOrioles

CFAdam JonesOrioles

3BJosh DonaldsonA's

CSalvador PerezRoyals

PFelix HernandezMariners

RESERVES

Pitchers

Dellin Betances, Yankees

Mark Buehrle, Jays

Yu Darvish, Rangers

Sean Doolittle, A's

Felix Hernandez, Mariners

Greg Holland, Royals

Scott Kazmir, A's

Jon Lester, Red Sox

Glen Perkins, Twins

x-David Price, Rays

r-Fernando Rodney, Mariners

z-Chris Sale, White Sox

Max Scherzer, Tigers

x-Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees

r-Koji Uehara, Red Sox

Catchers

Derek Norris, A's

r-Kurt Suzuki, Twins

x-Matt Wieters, Orioles

Infielders

Jose Abreu, White Sox

Jose Altuve, Astros

Adrian Beltre, Rangers

x-Edwin Encarnacion, Jays

r-Kyle Seager, Mariners

Brandon Moss, A's

Alexei Ramirez, White Sox

Outfielders

Michael Brantley, Indians

Yoenis Cespedes, A's

x-Alex Gordon, Royals

r-Erick Aybar, Angels

Designated hitters

x-Victor Martinez, Tigers

r-Ian Kinsler, Tigers

x-inactive; r-replacement; z-mlb.com final vote

Comments
Rays’ trade silence likely a short-lived phenomenon

Rays’ trade silence likely a short-lived phenomenon

LAKE BUENA VISTA — There were a lot of reasons the Rays didn’t start the process of trading some of their bigger-name, higher-paid players at last week’s winter meetings.Most obvious was them not finding the just-right deal to move closer Alex Colome...
Published: 12/16/17
No big deal for Rays at winter meetings, but it’s still coming

No big deal for Rays at winter meetings, but it’s still coming

LAKE BUENA VISTA — Here’s the one thing we definitely know:Rays officials headed home from the winter meetings and back across I-4 Thursday without making deals to trade any of their bigger-name, higher-paid players. Not closer Alex Colome, not third...
Published: 12/14/17
Are Tampa Bay Rays going to make a major deal involving Alex Colome, others? Well …

Are Tampa Bay Rays going to make a major deal involving Alex Colome, others? Well …

UPDATE, 4:02: It doesn't sound like the Rays and Cardinals will be making a deal today, Derrick Goold writing for the St. Louis Post Dispatch that Cardinals execs "leave the Walt Disney Dolphin resort with good feel for what Tampa Bay would be willin...
Published: 12/14/17
Rays re-sign pitcher Jonny Venters, among 13 invited to spring training

Rays re-sign pitcher Jonny Venters, among 13 invited to spring training

LAKE BUENA VISTA — LHP Jonny Venters got as far as Triple A in September. Now the former All-Star is positioned to make it all the way back to the majors for the first time since 2012, re-signing with the Rays and headlining Thursday’s announcement o...
Published: 12/14/17
Veteran Jonny Venters, prospect Joe McCarthy among 13 Tampa Bay Rays spring invitees

Veteran Jonny Venters, prospect Joe McCarthy among 13 Tampa Bay Rays spring invitees

Inspiring veteran LHP Jonny Venters and intriguing prospect 1B/OF Joe McCarthy are among 13 players invited to major-league spring training camp with the Rays.Others coming as a result of signing minor-league contracts with invites are: RHP R.J. Alan...
Published: 12/14/17
Tampa Bay Rays lose RHP Burch Smith in Rule 5 draft, keep Nick Ciuffo

Tampa Bay Rays lose RHP Burch Smith in Rule 5 draft, keep Nick Ciuffo

The Rays lost RHP Burch Smith in Thursday's Rule 5 draft but were happy to see him get an opportunity in Kansas City.They also were pleased to hang on to C Nick Ciuffo, who was left exposed but not selected.Smith, 27, was acquired from the Padres as ...
Published: 12/14/17
Live from Disney: Winter meetings update, day 4

Live from Disney: Winter meetings update, day 4

UPDATE, 11:09: RHP Steve Cishek, who was a very effective addition to the Rays pen last season, has reunited with pitching coach Jim Hickey, agreeing to a deal with the Cubs.UPDATE, 10:40: Like most teams, Rays officials are heading out of the meetin...
Published: 12/14/17
Disney-Fox deal gives ESPN control of local cable rights to Rays, Lightning games

Disney-Fox deal gives ESPN control of local cable rights to Rays, Lightning games

As part of its deal to buy a massive package of 21st Century Fox assets, Disney will acquire Fox Sports Regional Networks, which control the local cable rights to a slew of professional teams, including the Tampa Bay Rays and Tampa Bay Lightning.Assu...
Published: 12/14/17
Tampa Bay Rays making progress in trade talks

Tampa Bay Rays making progress in trade talks

Without getting into specifics – especially the who and the where – Rays officials are for the first time talking optimistically about making a trade before the winter meetings end Thursday.Speaking at around 5:15, senior VP Chaim Bloom s...
Published: 12/13/17

Winter meetings journal: Rays trade for money to sign top international free agent

LAKE BUENA VISTA — While most of the business conducted at the meetings impacts the big-league team one way or another, the Rays are working to finalize a move they hope pays off big sometime in the 2020s.In trading Wednesday to acquire $1 million in...
Published: 12/13/17