Thursday, December 14, 2017
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays: Another slow start in April

Today: off

Up next: vs. Dodgers, 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, Tropicana Field. Probable pitchers: Rays — LH Matt Moore (1-2, 3.66); Dodgers — LH Scott Kazmir (1-2, 5.76)

April powers?

The Rays finished April with a losing record for the third time in the past four years. Here is their annual record at that point:

Year W-L

1998 12-14

1999 12-12

2000 9-15

2001 8-18

2002 9-15

2003 10-17

2004 7-14

2005 8-16

2006 11-14

2007 11-14

2008* 15-12

2009 9-14

2010* 17-6

2011* 15-12

2012 15-8

2013* 12-14

2014 11-16

2015 12-10

2016 11-12

* made playoffs

On deck

Wednesday: vs. Dodgers, 7:10. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (1-3, 2.60); Dodgers — LH Alex Wood (1-2, 4.82)

Thursday: Off

Friday: at Angels, 10:05. Rays — RH Chris Archer (1-4, 5.01); Angels — TBA

Saturday: at Angels, 9:05. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (0-1, 3.12); Angels — TBA

Sunday: at Angels, 3:35. Rays — TBA; Angels — TBA

Rays disabled list

• RHP Brad Boxberger, core muscle surgery, eligible April 18, targeting mid May

• RHP Alex Cobb, Tommy John surgery, 60-day, eligible June 2, targeting late July

• RHP Chase Whitley, Tommy John surgery, 60-day, eligible June 2, targeting late July

Rodney Page, Times staff writer

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