Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Rays Report

Tampa Bay Rays: Analysts put lots of thought into trade proposals involving Rays

Rays at Angels

When/Where: 3:35 today; Angel Stadium of Anaheim

TV/Radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Jeremy Hellickson (5-6, 3.42)

Angels: RH Zack Greinke (9-3, 3.44 with Brewers)

On Hellickson: Snapped a nine-start winless (and six-game losing) streak on Tuesday in Baltimore, working into the seventh for his first win since May 16. Is 1-1, 3.29 in three games vs. Angels, all at the Trop.

On Greinke: Acquired Friday from the Brewers, Orlando native jumps right into Angels rotation as hired gun. Former Royals ace is 2-4, 3.32 in 12 games (nine starts) vs. Rays.

Key matchups

Rays vs. Greinke

Matt Joyce 4-for-10, HR

Carlos Peña 6-for-36, HR

Ben Zobrist 3-for-17

Angels vs. Hellickson

Torii Hunter 1-for-7

Howie Kendrick 1-for-5

Albert Pujols 0-for-3

On deck

Monday: at A's, 10:07, Sun Sports. Rays — David Price (14-4, 2.57); A's — A.J. Griffin (3-0, 2.25)

Tuesday: at A's, 10:07, Sun Sports. Rays — James Shields (8-7, 4.52); A's — Tommy Milone (9-7, 3.51)

Wednesday: at A's, 3:37, Sun Sports. Rays — Alex Cobb (4-8, 4.93); A's — Jarrod Parker (7-4, 3.38)

Thursday: Off

Rays disabled list

(with eligible-to-return date)

C Robinson Chirinos, concussion, 60-day, June 5

* OF Brandon Guyer, left shoulder surgery, 60-day, July 13

3B Evan Longoria, left hamstring tear, 60-day, June 30

RHP Jeff Niemann, right leg fracture, 60-day, July 14

DH Luke Scott, oblique strain, 15-day, Aug. 5

* out for season

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Trade advice of the day

ESPN/Sirius XM's Jim Bowden — he of the creative mind, as Joe Maddon says — suggests this blockbuster deal: RHP James Shields, right, and CF B.J. Upton to Texas for OF Craig Gentry and prospects RHP Cody Buckel, SS Leury Garcia and RHP Luke Jackson.

Trade advice of the day, part II

The Chicago Tribune's Phil Rogers put a lot of thought into this suggested deal: OF/DH Alfonso Soriano, right, 1B Bryan LaHair, C Geovany Soto and $22 million to the Rays for DH Luke Scott or 1B Carlos Peña, RHP Chris Archer, INF Tim Beckham and another two or three prospects.

Number of the day


Home runs hit and allowed by the Rays through 100 games.

Tampa Bay Rays: Analysts put lots of thought into trade proposals involving Rays 07/28/12 [Last modified: Saturday, July 28, 2012 11:17pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Video: Rays Souza on that oh-so-bad dive, and reaction from Twins fans


    What was Rays RF Steven Souza Jr. thinking when he made that oh-so-bad dive for a ball in the seventh inning Friday? Well, we'll let him tell you ...

  2. What was Rays RF Steven Souza Jr. thinking on that comically bad dive?


    What could Rays RF Steven Souza Jr. been thinking in the seventh inning Friday when he dove for a ball and came up yards short?

    Actually, he insisted after all the laughing, teasing and standing ovation from the Twins fans was done, it was a matter of self-preservation.

  3. Rays at Twins, 2:10 p.m. Saturday, Minneapolis

    The Heater

    Today: at Twins

    2:10, Target Field, Minneapolis

    TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun, 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

  4. State baseball: Unbeaten Calvary Christian makes it 29 straight wins, reaches final


    FORT MYERS — Calvary Christian is one game from season-long perfection. And its first state championship.

     Calvary Christian players celebrate their win after the FHSAA class 4A semi-final against American Heritage on Friday May 26, 2017 at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Fla. Calvary defeated American Heritage 7 to 1. Calvary takes on Pensacola Catholic in the championship tomorrow night, at Hammond Stadium.
  5. USF eliminated by UCF in AAC baseball; Florida, FSU, Miami win


    CLEARWATER — Roughly 16 hours after a ninth-inning collapse against East Carolina in the American Athletic Conference's double-elimination baseball tournament, USF returned to Spectrum Field presumably set for a reboot.

    It simply got booted instead.

    ’NOLES win: Tyler Holton gets a hug from Drew Carlton after his strong eight innings help Florida State beat Louisville.