If the Rays want to improve on their 86-76 record from 2022, they're going to need increased production from left-handed hitters like rightfielder Josh Lowe.
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Advancing is a priority after getting bounced in the first round the past two seasons.
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The symbolic honor caps a career with Tampa Bay that he was most proud of, and he is thrilled to see the team’s sustained success.


  1. With the logo painted Wednesday afternoon, Tropicana Field is ready for Thursday's opener.
  2. If the Rays want to improve on their 86-76 record from 2022, they're going to need increased production from left-handed hitters like rightfielder Josh Lowe.
  3. James Shields, who got the first World Series game win in franchise history, will retire with the Rays on opening day.
  4. Randy Arozarena takes a break after batting practice at Tropicana Field on Wednesday. Next up: the season opener against Detroit on Thursday.
  5. The Rays and the city of St. Petersburg have an agreement to allow the public to park on six lots surrounding Tropicana Field on nongame days.
  6. The Florida Suncoast Dome (now Tropicana Field) is shown in the early stages of construction in the late 1980s. A WEDU PBS documentary, Rise of the Rays. A Devil of a Story, debuts at 9 p.m. Thursday, March 30 and retells the region's seven failed attempts to land a Major League Baseball franchise before landing the expansion Tampa Bay Devil Rays. (TIMES)
  7. Rays centerfielder Brett Phillips celebrates after a home run off Orioles pitcher Jordan Lyles in a game last July. A Seminole High alumnus, Phillips spent parts of three seasons with the Rays.
  8. Evan Longoria and Carl Crawford were easy selections for our all-Time Rays team. Some others required debate.
  9. Tampa native Fred McGriff poses with the just-signed placeholder where his plaque will hang after his July 23 induction into baseball's Hall of Fame.
  10. Thursday, left-hander Shane McClanahan, 25, will make his second straight opening-day start for the Rays.
  11. Rays left-hander Josh Fleming allowed just six hits over his final 13-2/3 exhibition innings, earning a start April 4 in Washington.
  12. After the Rays top the Red Sox in Game 7 of the ALCS in 2008, principal owner Stuart Sternberg, with manager Joe Maddon, center, celebrates.
  13. The Rays' Randy Arozarena touches home after scoring the winning run against the Dodgers in Game 4 of the World Series Saturday, on Oct. 24, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. Rays defeated the Dodgers 8-7 to tie the series 2-all.
  14. Kevin Kelly, seen here earlier in spring training, was actually told a few weeks ago that he would be on the final roster but sworn to secrecy.
  15. James Shields, who pitched seven seasons with the Rays, will return to throw out the first pitch on opening day.
  16. Wander Franco, seen here earlier this spring, should be at shortstop Thursday, manager Kevin Cash says, as long as there are no more setbacks this week.
  17. Where does principal owner Stuart Sternberg think the Rays will be in 50 years? Still thriving in Tampa Bay.
  18. Tampa Bay’s remarkable turnaround, which coincided with Stuart Sternberg’s purchase of the team prior to the 2006 season, got us thinking as the team completed its 25th season: Where do the Rays rank compared to the first quarter-century of other expansion teams?
  19. Josh Fleming "competes really, really well," manager Kevin Cash says, and he edged out Yonny Chirinos for Tyler Glasnow's spot in the rotation.
  20. Wander Franco's MRI on his right quad Sunday was "favorable," according to manager Kevin Cash.
  21. Wander Franco was supposed to be the DH on Saturday, but sat out with soreness in his right quad.
  22. Brandon Lowe connects for a hit during the third inning of Friday's spring game against the Mets.
  23. Rays manager Kevin Cash has led the team to a 640-554 record, with a .536 winning percentage, through his first eight seasons.
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