Saturday, June 16, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays: Trade deadline; David Price numbers

Today: Off

Next game: 7:10 p.m. Friday, vs. Angels

Probable pitchers: Rays — RH Jeremy Hellickson (0-0, 1.00); Angels — RH Matt Shoemaker (8-3, 4.13)

On deck

Saturday: vs. Angels, 7:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (6-6, 3.37); Angels — TBA

Sunday: vs. Angels, 1:40. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (7-8, 3.80); Angels — RH Jered Weaver (11-6, 3.36)

Monday: at A's, 10:05. Rays — TBA; A's — TBA

Rays disabled list

• INF Tim Beckham, right knee

• OF David DeJesus, left hand

• C Ryan Hanigan, left oblique

• LHP Matt Moore, left elbow *

• INF Jerry Sands, left wrist *

• OF Wil Myers, right wrist

* Had surgery, out for the season

Matt Baker, Times staff writer



Trade deadline quotes of the day

"You lose (James) Shields. You lose (Carl) Crawford. You lose B.J. (Upton). A lot of good guys. That's what happens around here. Until we build a new ballpark, it's going to continue to happen."

Manager Joe Maddon

Tweet of the day

"This is my last start for the Rays. … IN JULY!!! Been up and been ready!!!"

Price (@DAVIDprice14), having some fun with the rampant trade speculation

Price numbers of the day

2 Innings this year in which he has walked two batters: the second inning Wednesday against the Brewers and the ninth July 6 against the Tigers

4 Runs allowed (three earned) Wednesday, his most since June 4

13 Consecutive starts in which he has pitched at least seven innings

19 Consecutive starts in which he has thrown at least 100 pitches, the majors' longest active streak

"Yup, I do. It takes two to dance, boys."

Joe Maddon, on if he expected David Price (right) to be with the Rays on Friday

"Absolutely."

David Price, on if he expected to remain a Ray after today

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