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Kiermaier hopes to return soon from wrist issue

Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier wasn't in the starting lineup against the White Sox on Monday night due to a bruised left wrist, but the Gold Glove Award winner hopes to be back in the lineup on Tuesday.
Via Rays.com
1 hour ago

The New What Next: Rays vs ChiSox — a series preview

The Rays tied the game in the eighth, yet lost in the 10th of Sunday’s home season finale against the Red Sox. (Photo Credit: Tampa Bay Rays) The Tampa Bay Rays take to the show on the road to cap the season — first stop Chicago, where they’ll take on the White Sox over the next four days. If they can win just one game over the final seven days, they will earn Kevin...
Via X-Rays Spex
14 hours ago

Tampa Bay Baseball Attendance Report – September 24, 2016

ShareTampa Bay baseball attendance for Saturday, September 24, 2016: Total Attendance: 25,641 Tampa Bay Rays: Team Home Game #: 80 Attendance: 25,641 Starting Pitcher: Matt Andriese Opponent: Boston Red Sox Opponent Starting Pitcher: Rick Porcello Avg Attendance to Date: 15,746 Avg Attendance vs Opponent: 17,120 Avg Attendance per Day of the Week: 20,910 Avg Attendance for Starting...

Kiermaier exits with bruised wrist after HBP

Kevin Kiermaier left Sunday's Red Sox-Rays contest due to a bruised left wrist. The Rays' Platinum Gold Glove-winning center fielder was removed from the game after the Rays batted in the bottom of the fourth.
Via Rays.com
1 day ago

Tampa Bay mourns loss of Jose Fernandez

All Star pitcher had Tampa roots Before he was an All Star, Rookie of the Year, or the guy whose joyful home run celebration against the Atlanta Braves went viral, Jose Fernandez was a local prep star leading Tampa’s Alonso Ravens to two state championships. Fernandez fled Cuba as a teen in 2007 with his mother and sister, an ordeal that included jail time in Cuba and a difficult...
Via DRaysBay
1 day ago

Pregame ceremony to honor David Ortiz has been canceled

The Tampa Bay Rays have announced that their scheduled pregame ceremony to honor David Ortiz on Sunday has been canceled. The move comes after the tragic news that Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating accident late Saturday night. Ortiz asked the Rays to cancel the ceremony. Likes(0)Dislikes(0) © The Professor for Rays Index, 2016. | Permalink | No comment...
Via Rays Index
1 day ago

The New What Next: Rays set for the final home game of the season after another stunning loss

Brad Miller’s 80 RBI are two shy of his total for the past two seasons combined. (Photo Credit: Tampa Bay Rays) Less than 24-hours after Danny Farquhar’s misplaced changeup (that also didn’t break) resulted in a grand slam off the bat of Dustin Pedroia, the Tampa Bay Rays will take the field at home for the last time this season. While Boston walked away from last night’s...
Via X-Rays Spex
1 day ago

Sunday Notes: Dickerson, Anti-Velo Bias, Melancon in DC, more

Corey Dickerson’s numbers with the Tampa Bay Rays aren’t as good as they were last year with the Colorado Rockies. That’s not surprising. Coors Field is an extreme hitter’s park and Tropicana Field leans pitcher. For Dickerson — acquired over the offseason in a trade for Jake McGee — his new ballpark hasn’t simply leaned. It’s tilted precipitately. The lefty-swinger...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays: 2016 Minor League Award Winners

The Tampa Bay Rays announced their minor league award winners for 2016 plus the Most Valuable Players for all nine of their affiliates, as well their organization-wide awards. The Tampa Bay Rays showcased some of their future players on Friday prior to their game against the Boston Red Sox in an awards ceremony to honor […] Tampa Bay Rays: 2016 Minor League Award Winners - Rays...
Via Rays Colored Glasses
2 days ago

Looking Backward While Moving Forward: Archer, Rays fall to Boston, 2-1

Mikie Mahtook’s solo shot accounted for the Rays only run Friday night. (Photo Credit: Tampa Bay Rays) Chris Archer allowed a first inning homer to David Ortiz on Friday, yet the Tampa Bay Rays were unable to recover from the deficit as they fell to the Boston Red Sox, 2-1. Despite turning his 10th quality start in 12 turns, Archer now holds the franchise record for losses...
Via X-Rays Spex
2 days ago

Rays fall to Red Sox, Chris Archer handed 19th loss despite 6 solid innings

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- David Ortiz hit a two-run homer in the first inning to set the RBIs record for a player in his final season, and the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Friday night for their ninth straight win.Ortiz's 37th homer came off Chris Archer (8-19) and raised his RBIs total to 124, one more than Shoeless Joe Jackson in 1920. The 40...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gillaspie, Honeywell among Rays minor league award winners

The Rays handed out some postseason prospect awards Friday Friday, the Rays named all of their minor league award winners for the 2016 season. That group of players is highlighted by first baseman Casey GIllaspie and righty Brent Honeywell, who were named the team's hitter of the year and pitcher of the year, respectively. Gillaspie led all Rays minor leaguers with 18 home runs...
Via DRaysBay
3 days ago

Math toughens for Yanks after 2-0 loss to Rays, Snell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) After another deflating loss, Brett Gardner knows the math is tough for the New York Yankees to reach the playoff. ''We need to win 11 games,'' the left fielder said after Thursday night's 2-0 defeat to the Tampa Bay Rays. When told 10 remained, he responded: ''We need to win 11 out of 10.'' Blake Snell and the Rays' bullpen combined to strand 11 New York...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays: Versatility Leading to Super Utility Role

Currently out with a hamstring strain, the Tampa Bay Rays need to look no further than Nick Franklin as their super utility player in 2017. Versatility is a key for any ball club especially for the Tampa Bay Rays who like having that one or two super utility player on their 25-man roster. During this […] Tampa Bay Rays: Versatility Leading to Super Utility Role - Rays Colored Glasses...
Via Rays Colored Glasses
4 days ago

Alex Cobb chased in 2nd, Rays allow 17 hits in loss to Yankees

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Rookie Gary Sanchez hit two more homers and drove in five runs, Masahiro Tanaka won despite allowing four home runs in the same inning and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 11-5 on Wednesday night.The Yankees moved within 2 1/2 games of Baltimore for the second AL wild-card spot. New York also would have to jump over Seattle, Houston and Detroit...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Tampa Bay Rays

It wasn’t supposed to go like this in 2016 for the Tampa Bay Rays. They retooled their offense! Their pitching staff was strong! Their defense once again looked sturdy! But in a year where four of the five AL East teams are still in the hunt for the division title, one team has been off the mark all season – and that team was the Rays, who were last above .500 on May 20th. Preseason...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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