Saturday, July 21, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays' Souza, Archer help out local charities

Lending a hand

OF Steven Souza Jr. is taking to the alley to help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay. Souza is encouraging fans to join the annual Bowl For Kids' Sake fundraiser. Fans who raise at least $1,250 by Wednesday are eligible for an invitation to his VIP bowling party March 31. See bbbstampabay.org for more info.

Lending another hand

RHP Chris Archer is kicking off his third year of partnering with Good Sports to donate sports equipment to youth programs Friday at Port Charlotte High. Archer will provide bats, catcher's gear, batting helmets and training equipment for the baseball and softball teams, plus some equipment for the PE program.

Rays roster

A look at the 43 players remaining on the spring roster:

Pitchers (22): Matt Andriese, Chris Archer, Andrew Bellatti, Brad Boxberger, David Carpenter, LH Xavier Cedeno, Alex Cobb, Alex Colome, LH Dana Eveland, Danny Farquhar, Steve Geltz, Jhan Marinez, Kyle McPherson, LH Matt Moore, Jake Odorizzi, Erasmo Ramirez, LH Enny Romero, Mark Sappington, LH Drew Smyly, Tyler Sturdevant, Ryan Webb, Chase Whitley

Catchers (4): Mayo Acosta, Curt Casali, Hank Conger, Rene Rivera

Infielders (9): Tim Beckham, Logan Forsythe, James Loney, Evan Longoria, Brad Miller, Logan Morrison, Steve Pearce, Juniel Querecuto, Richie Shaffer

Outfielders (8): Jaff Decker, Corey Dickerson, Brandon Guyer, Desmond Jennings, Kevin Kiermaier, Mikie Mahtook, Taylor Motter, Steven Souza Jr.

The dish Rays at Yankees

When/where: 6:35 today; Steinbrenner Field, One Steinbrenner Drive (across from Raymond James Stadium), Tampa

Radio: 620-AM

Tickets: $17-37, available via yankees.com, Ticketmaster outlets.

Rays information: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297 (FAN-RAYS)

Pitchers: Rays — Matt Andriese, Enny Romero, Steve Geltz, Danny Farquhar; Yankees — CC Sabathia, relievers TBA

Heads-up

With closer Brad Boxberger expected to miss up to the first two months, Danny Farquhar and Steve Geltz are two of the pitchers being considered for ninth-inning duty.

On deck

Friday: vs. Twins, 1:05. Rays — Drew Smyly; Twins — TBA

Saturday: at Pirates, 6:05. Rays — Jake Odorizzi; Pirates — TBA

Sunday: vs. Blue Jays, 1:05. Rays — TBA; Jays — TBA

Exhibition schedule

Rays tickets: Range from $10-24, available at raysbaseball.com, by calling toll-free 1-888-FAN-RAYS (326-7297), and at CSP or Tropicana Field box offices, team Tampa Store (400 N Tampa St.).

All games 1:05 p.m. unless noted.

March

28 Off

29 at Jays

30 vs. Red Sox

31 vs. Pirates

April

1 at Braves, at Tigers

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Comments
For starters: Rays vs. Marlins, with Justin Williams called up

For starters: Rays vs. Marlins, with Justin Williams called up

UPDATE, 3:52: 3B Matt Duffy (back) is feeling better but Cash said they would stay away from using him except in an emergency. That's not that unlikely, however, as the Rays wull have a short bench, with only C Adam Moore and Williams, assuming he ge...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Rays journal: Replacement catcher Adam Moore ready to play

Rays journal: Replacement catcher Adam Moore ready to play

ST. PETERSBURG — The newest Rays player is also nearly the oldest.With All-Star C Wilson Ramos on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, Tampa Bay turned to veteran Adam Moore, 34, as the new backup catcher behind Jesus Sucre. Only reliever...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Martin Fennelly: Rays and Marlins at different stages of same mission

Martin Fennelly: Rays and Marlins at different stages of same mission

ST. PETERSBURG — New York Yankees god and former Tampa resident Derek Jeter, who was once going to save the Rays (or so we thought), was at Tropicana Field on Friday night. The Captain had the gall to show up as Miami Marlins chief executive of...
Published: 07/20/18
Late rally falls short as Rays lose to Marlins, 6-5

Late rally falls short as Rays lose to Marlins, 6-5

ST. PETERSBURG –The Rays rallied for four runs in the bottom of the ninth Friday night, but their rally came up short as the Marlins held on for a 6-5 win at Tropicana Field.Tampa Bay's bullpen gave up five runs in the seventh, and that was too...
Published: 07/20/18
Kiermaier has ‘severe bone bruise’ in foot, dates back to April injury

Kiermaier has ‘severe bone bruise’ in foot, dates back to April injury

Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier left Friday's game in the fifth inning when an injury to his right foot that has bothered him since April flared up with the worst pain he's encountered this season.Kiermaier called the injury a "severe bone bruise" an...
Published: 07/20/18
Greg Auman’s takeaways from Friday’s Rays-Marlins game

Greg Auman’s takeaways from Friday’s Rays-Marlins game

Nathan Eovaldi bounced back nicely following an eight-out, eight-run outing last week vs. the Twins. He lasted six innings, gave up one run and struck out eight. Take away the Twins game and Eovaldi has allowed three earned runs in his past four star...
Published: 07/20/18
Rays’ Kevin Kiermaier leaves game with foot discomfort

Rays’ Kevin Kiermaier leaves game with foot discomfort

Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier, who missed two months earlier this season with a thumb injury, left Friday night's game against the Marlins with what the team described as "right foot discomfort."It wasn't immediately clear when the injury occurred,...
Published: 07/20/18
For starters: Rays open second half at home vs. Marlins

For starters: Rays open second half at home vs. Marlins

Greetings from Tropicana Field, where the Rays come out of the All-Star break with a three-game series against the Marlins. Here's the lineup for Tampa Bay, which dropped two of three to the Marlins in Miami:Kiermaier CFHechavarria SSBauers 1BRoberts...
Published: 07/20/18
Rays call up C Adam Moore to replace injured Wilson Ramos

Rays call up C Adam Moore to replace injured Wilson Ramos

The Rays made the easiest move to replace injure C Wilson Ramos, calling up journeyman Adam Moore from Triple-A.Moore, 34, has played parts of eight seasons in the majors, last with the Indians in 2016 and before that with the Mariners, Royals and Pa...
Published: 07/20/18
Marc Topkin: Rays should trade Chris Archer

Marc Topkin: Rays should trade Chris Archer

ST. PETERSBURG — Chris Archer wants the Rays to get going.Trade more veterans. Bring back Willy Adames and bring up the next group of kids. Get on with getting better, and get back to reaching the postseason, as they did four times over six yea...
Published: 07/19/18
Updated: 07/20/18