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Ramirez looks to go deeper against Orioles

Two pitchers hoping to continue the road they are on will square off Tuesday when the Rays face the Orioles in a 7:05 p.m. ET contest at Camden Yards. Wade Miley will start for the Orioles, and will be opposed by Erasmo Ramirez.
Via Rays.com
1 hour ago

Kiermaier back to old self after battling bug

Kevin Kiermaier had quite a rough experience battling some kind of virus over the weekend. He left the game early on Friday and Saturday, and did not start Sunday. The good news as the Rays begin this three-game series in Baltimore is that he is feeling more like his old self. Kiermaier was able to come in late in Sunday's game as a defensive replacement but is much improved today.
Via Rays.com
3 hours ago

Rays 4/24/17 Starting Lineup, Souza named AL player of the week, injury update

(Photo Credit: Major League Baseball) The Tampa Bay Rays will start a three-game series with the Baltimore Orioles on Monday, weather permitting. Rays 4/24/17 Starting Lineup Dickerson DH Kiermaier CF Longoria 3B Miller 2B Souza RF Morrison 1B Beckham SS Peterson LF Norris C Archer RHP Noteworthiness — Congradulations are in order for Steven Souza Jr., who was named the AL...
Via X-Rays Spex
5 hours ago

Hot-hitting week nets Souza AL award

Rays right fielder Steven Souza Jr., riding a seven-game hit streak, was named the American League Player of the Week on Monday.
Via Rays.com
7 hours ago

Tampa Bay Rays Call Up Top Prospect Chih-Wei Hu

One of the Tampa Bay Rays top prospects is heading to the Majors, as they have called Chih-Wei Hu up from Durham. The Tampa Bay Rays pitching staff has been decimated by injuries as of late. Yesterday, Tommy Hunter became the latest casualty, as his strained calf made him the fifth member of the Rays […] Tampa Bay Rays Call Up Top Prospect Chih-Wei Hu - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays...
Via Rays Colored Glasses
13 hours ago

Tampa Bay Baseball Attendance Report – April 23, 2017

Share Tampa Bay baseball attendance for Sunday, April 23 2017: Total Attendance: 19,146 Tampa Bay Rays: Team Home Game #: 13 Attendance: 15,548 Starting Pitcher: Matt Andriese Opponent: Houston Astros Opponent Starting Pitcher: Joe Musgrove Avg Attendance to Date: 16,761 Avg Attendance vs Opponent: 16,746 Avg Attendance per Day of the Week: 20,643 Avg Attendance for Starting Pitcher...
Via Tampa Bay Baseball Market
14 hours ago

The Call-Up: Chih-Wei Hu by Jeffrey Paternostro and Mark Barry

We promise we don`t do a "Hu`s on first" joke. We make no other promises.
Via Baseball Prospectus
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

The New What Next: Rays vs. Orioles — a series preview

The Rays begin an eight-game, nine-day roadtrip in Baltimore on Monday. (Photo Credit: Tampa Bay Rays) After winning their second consecutive home stand, yet dropping their first home series, the Tampa Bay Rays will begin an eight-game, nine day roadtrip. First stop Baltimore, where they’ll take on the Orioles over the next three days. The Rays have been a nice surprise thus far...
Via X-Rays Spex
1 day ago

Tampa Bay Rays Want More From Blake Snell

There is no questioning Blake Snell‘s stuff on the mound. However, for him to get where the Tampa Bay Rays want him to be, he may need to trust his pitches more. Considered a consensus top prospect in the game heading into 2016, Blake Snell was expected to be a key part of the Tampa […] Tampa Bay Rays Want More From Blake Snell - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses -...
Via Rays Colored Glasses
1 day ago

Tampa Bay Rays Promote Chih-Wei Hu, Place Tommy Hunter on Disabled List

The Rays have promoted one of their top prospects During last night’s game, Tommy Hunter injured his calf as he ran to cover first base on a groundball. There were crutches by his locker following the game, but he instead chose to limp out on his own accord. The Rays have now placed him on the 10-day disabled list with a right-calf strain. In his place, the Rays have promoted...
Via DRaysBay
1 day ago

LBWMF: Rays come from behind to beat ‘Stros, 6-3; the Ramirez effect; Hunter headed to DL

Austin Pruitt: this season’s Erasmo Effect candidate. (Photo Credit: Tamps Bay Rays) Hampered by injury and illness, as well as a short start by a shaky Blake Snell, the Tampa Bay Rays came from behind on Saturday to beat the Houston Astros 6–3. Tampa Bay has now won four of five on the homestand after splitting the first two games with the Astros. Before I get started...
Via X-Rays Spex
1 day ago

Rays DOTF 4/23: Durham plays 2 and Montgomery goes 13.

Ryan Boldt, Garrett Whitley, and Willy Adames have big days offensively. Rays affiliates put a lot of runs on the board as a whole and played late into the night. An afternoon double header sweep by the Durham Bulls and a thirteen inning loss by the Montgomery Biscuits. The offenses were led by Willy Adames, Garrett Whitley, and Ryan Boldt. Triple-A Durham Bulls (11-5) In game...
Via DRaysBay
1 day ago

Rays Game MVP Recap: Week 3

A leader breaks out from the pack The Rays added three to the win column in the third week of baseball, thanks to some tough luck on defense by the Detroit Tigers. The Rays swept the series and therefore three game balls were awarded to MVPs for each win. Let’s take a look at who you voted for. The Polls Going into the series with the Detroit Tigers, Rob Rogacki talked about...
Via DRaysBay
1 day ago

Corey Dickerson, Tim Beckham combine for 5 hits, lift Rays past Astros

Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Logan Morrison curses out umpire CB Bucknor mid at-bat

The hits just keep on coming for umpire CB Bucknor.Bucknor was working home plate during the Tampa Bay Rays-Houston Astros game on Saturday and got loudly cursed out by Rays first baseman Logan Morrison in the sixth inning for a questionable high strike call.In the video, which can be seen here, Morrison can be heard cursing after a pitch that was up and in was called for a strike...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays: Bullpen Suffers Another Loss, Cedeno Placed on the DL

With a bullpen that is already besieged with instability for the Tampa Bay Rays, it took another hit as Xavier Cedeno was placed on the DL with left forearm tightness and the news is not good. With a bullpen that has been unstable thus far this season for the Tampa Bay Rays, one would hope […] Tampa Bay Rays: Bullpen Suffers Another Loss, Cedeno Placed on the DL - Rays Colored...
Via Rays Colored Glasses
2 days ago

Kevin Kiermaier made arguably the catch of the year, and did so while sick

Tampa Bay Rays centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier went all “Jordan Flu Game” on James McCann and the Detroit Tigers on Friday night at Tropicana Field.In the top of the second, McCann crushed an Alex Cobb offering to deep right-center field, and was robbed of extra bases on a ridiculous leaping catch at the wall by Kiermaier. This would’ve been a dinger-robbing catch in many parks...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rays fan confused Ian Kinsler, Tigers by yelling ‘I got it!’

Very few fans have been showing up to Tampa Bay Rays games this season, but the ones who do are creating one heck of a home field advantage for their team.In their 8-7 loss to Tampa on Wednesday, the Detroit Tigers allowed two very catchable fly balls to fall between them in the outfield during the game’s first three innings. Both happened when second baseman Ian Kinsler ranged...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Tampa Bay Rays TrackMan Stringers/Operators

Position: Tampa Bay Rays TrackMan Stringers/Operators Location: Port Charlotte, Fla. Description: TrackMan Stringers/operators will be responsible for running the TrackMan system for Charlotte Stone Crabs’ home games they’re assigned in Port Charlotte, Fla. The number of games each stringer works varies by week. Stringer(s) will start as soon as possible. Responsibilities: ...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Souza, Jr. Is Showing Signs of Coming Into His Own

Steven Souza, Jr. is showing signs he might be ready to break out. Fourteen games are far too few to make any determinations, but the numbers are promising. The Tampa Bay Rays slugger is slashing .320/.424/.520, and six of his 16 safeties have gone for extra bases. Every bit as notable is the fact that he’s drawn nine free passes, and fanned just 13 times, in 59 plate appearances...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Logan Morrison on Thinking (But Not Too Much) About Hitting

Logan Morrison is older and wiser, and he’s off to a strong start this season with the Tampa Bay Rays. Over 46 plate appearances (including this morning’s game), the 29-year-old first baseman is slashing a healthy .302/.348/.535, with three round trippers. Thanks in part to a grand salami and a .350 batting average with runners on base, he’s tied for the team lead in RBI, with...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mitch Moreland Drives In Go-Ahead Run in 7-5 Win Over Tampa Bay Rays

Drew Pomeranz struck out 10 and Mitch Moreland drove in three as the Red Sox picked up their second-straight win against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Via YouTube
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon doesn’t plan on wearing Cubs World Series ring ever

The Chicago Cubs will receive their 2016 World Series championship rings prior to Wednesday night’s game against the Dodgers. Cubs manager Joe Maddon was asked how often he’ll wear the ring. His answer might surprise you.“Probably never,” Maddon said Wednesday during a radio interview on 670 The Score. He added he may it give it to his wife or mother.You would think that...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rickie Weeks, Brett Gardner both leave game after violent collision at first base

Baseball is not a contact sport. However, sometimes players do end up colliding on the field when trying to make a play, and the results can often be pretty horrifying. That’s what happened at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, when Rickie Weeks and Brett Gardner collided near the first base bag. Gardner tapped a ball back to the mound, and pitcher Xavier Cedeno turned to throw to second...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Las Vegas interested in adding an MLB team, Rob Manfred open to it

Las Vegas appears to be really going for it when it comes to adding professional sports teams. With the NHL’s Golden Nights set to debut this upcoming fall and the NFL’s Oakland Raiders headed to the desert metropolis, Vegas itself is now setting its sights on Major League Baseball.“Las Vegas really wants a Major League Baseball team, especially after the city secured the NFL’s...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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