Have the Rays every made a bigger acquisition than Nelson Cruz?
Rays Tales | Getting Fred McGriff and Vinny Castilla seemed like big deals. Acquiring Ben Zobrist and Scott Kazmir turned out to be. Plus, rumblings.
“Everything that happened last year is water under the bridge,’' defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh says.
The team holds its first training camp practice on Sunday.
Though starting pitching seems to be a need, Tampa Bay deals the veteran lefty for potential future help.


  1. The Rays on Friday dealt veteran left-handed pitcher Rich Hill to the Mets.
  2. Shaquem Griffin has been an inspirational story in NFL circles for the way he reached professional football after having his left hand amputated when he was 4 years old.
  3. Rowdies defender Forrest Lasso likened the Rowdies’ recent struggles to a drive down the road on a rainy day. “You know you’re going straight. You know where the road goes. You just gotta clear your mirror a little bit," he said.
  4. Nelson Cruz will bat third as the designated hitter for the Rays tonight against the Indians.
  5. Nobody is worried about last year,” said Bucs linebacker Devin White (45).
  6. The Bucs have announced they’ve placed safety Jordan Whitehead on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
  7. Have the Rays every made a bigger acquisition than Nelson Cruz?
  8. The front of the Bucs' Super Bowl 55 championship ring.
  9. Oklahoma and Florida have a history of playing each other, including the 2008 national title game. Could they become SEC rivals?
  10. The Olympic flame burns during the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics Friday in Tokyo.
  11. Gemel Smith (46) battles for space in front of the crease during a game against the Florida Panthers in February at Amalie Arena.
  12. Cleveland centerfielder Oscar Mercado hits a double during a game against the Rays Thursday at Progressive Field. The club announced Friday that it is changing its name to Indians.
  13. Tampa Bay has the fourth-highest number of adult entertainment options per capita in the country, a Monday WalletHub study said. | [Times file photo]
  14. Joe Ryan delivers a pitch during a Rays simulated game last year at Tropicana Field.
  15. Indians shortstop Amed Rosario tags out the Rays' Austin Meadows trying to steal second during the sixth inning Thursday.
  16. The front of the Bucs' Super Bowl 55 championship ring.
  17. Florida State quarterback McKenzie Milton answers a question during a news conference Thursday at the Atlantic Coast Conference media days in Charlotte, N.C.
  18. Florida State head coach Mike Norvell speaks during a news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference media days Thursday in Charlotte, N.C.
  19. Former Lightning forward Barkley Goodrow has signed a six-year contract with the New York Rangers.
  20. The Rays acquired the big right-handed bat they were seeking Thursday, getting veteran slugger Nelson Cruz from the Twins.
  21. Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) is mobbed by his teammates as they celebrate their victory over the Montreal Canadiens in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final.
  22. The Rays and Indians open a four-game weekend series tonight at Progressive Field in Cleveland.
  23. Sonya Bryson-Kirksey sings the national anthem before a 2019 playoff game at Amalie Arena in Tampa.
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