Rays have some difficult roster decisions on the horizon

 The Rays’ decision to waive C.J. Cron on the heels of a 30-homer campaign in the offseason raised plenty of eyebrows — particularly when it became apparent that the plan to replace him was to entrust the bulk of first

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Rays have asked about Zack Wheeler ahead of trade deadline

Mets right-hander and prime trade candidate Zack Wheeler went on the injured list Monday with shoulder fatigue – an issue that may damage or destroy his value. However, if Wheeler makes it back in the next couple weeks, the Rays could

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A breakout reliever emerges for Rays

Although Pagan just debuted in the majors in 2017, he’s already something of a journeyman. Pagan spent his rookie season as a useful piece of the Mariners’ bullpen before going to the Athletics in a trade prior to the 2018

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Rays GM will let AL East standings dictate trade deadline deals

After dropping a pair of games against the Yankees to open their four-game series this past weekend, the Rays rallied to win two one-run games and avoid falling further back in the AL East.  Those victories could prove to be

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Watch: Charlie Morton pulls off nutmeg K against Orioles’ Anthony Santander

The nutmeg is a little more common in soccer and basketball. In baseball, it’s a little harder to come by. That ball must look like a golf ball to Santander. However, the way he’s clearly struggling to pick up Morton,

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Rays surprisingly designate reliever Casey Sadler for assignment

The Tampa Bay Rays have designated right-handed reliever Casey Sadler for assignment, per MLB.com’s Juan Toribio. With two-way star Brendan McKay set to join the big-league club for the first time today, the Rays had a roster move to make in order

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Rays fan Dick Vitale blasts team over split-season proposition

Tampa Bay Rays superfan Dick Vitale is not at all happy with the team over the split-season concept it has floated. The Rays last week went public with the idea that they are considering having two homes and playing half

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Rays’ plan to play in Montreal and Tampa already appears dead

Earlier on Thursday, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported that MLB approved the Tampa Bay Rays looking into the viability of splitting their time between Florida and Montreal. Despite the issues in St. Petersburg being a major black eye for both the

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Rays place 3B Yandy Diaz on 10-day IL with hamstring tightness

The Rays have placed third baseman Yandy Diaz on the 10-day injured list, Juan Toribio of MLB.com tweets. Infielder Daniel Robertson will come up to take the roster opening. Diaz has been dealing with hamstring tightness that hasn’t resolved quite

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Rays call up right-hander Jake Faria from Triple-A Durham

The Tampa Bay Rays have recalled right-hander Jake Faria from Triple-A Durham and demoted infielder Daniel Robertson, the team announced.  Faria makes his second appearance with the Rays this season, the first resulting in a scoreless two-inning outing against the

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The Rays may have another Cy Young contender in Charlie Morton

After a strong two-season run in Houston, right-hander Charlie Morton entered free agency last winter as one of the best starters available. Interest in Morton was widespread, thanks in part to the Astros’ decision not to issue him a qualifying offer, though

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Top Rays prospect Brent Honeywell suffers brutal elbow injury

Brent Honeywell, a top pitching prospect in the Tampa Bay Rays organization, suffered another brutal injury blow on Saturday. According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, Honeywell suffered a bone fracture in his elbow during a bullpen session,

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Can Avisail Garcia continue to out-mash the competition?

The past is the past, so far as the Rays are concerned. What matters right now is that Garcia is seeing red and putting his contract in the black. But what happens when he returns to the open market this

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Rays activate Yandy Diaz from 10-day injured list

The Rays announced some roster moves Sunday morning, including the activation of infielder Yandy Diaz from the 10-day injured list.  Nate Lowe, called up on Saturday from Triple-A, is on his way back to the minors in a corresponding move.  The

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Rays issue statement about astonishingly low attendance

The Tampa Bay Rays have never been able to draw respectable attendance numbers no matter how good their performance is on the field, but that trend appears to be getting worse by the year. Attendance got so low this week,

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Watch: TB 6, CLE 3 – Meadows’ 4-hit game lifts Rays past Indians

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Indians manager Terry Francona will not troll Rays manager again

Anyone hoping to see Terry Francona and the Cleveland Indians poke fun at Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash during their weekend series is out of luck. In the past, we’ve seen the Indians and Francona have some fun at

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Watch: NYY 13, TB 5 – Yankees smack 13 runs in victory

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Depleted at catcher, the Rays acquire Erik Kratz from Giants

The Rays have acquired catcher Erik Kratz and cash considerations from the Giants in exchange for either a player to be named later or cash, as per an announcement from San Francisco. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times was the

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Watch: NYY 7, TB 1 – Tanaka’s strong start leads Yankees to win

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Rays expected to activate slugger Austin Meadows on Friday

Rays outfielder Austin Meadows is expected to be activated from the 10-day IL prior to Tampa’s game with the Yankees on Friday, reports Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.  Meadows will take the 25-man roster spot left open by

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Rays: 12, Diamondbacks: 1 – How Snellzilla Got His Groove Back

After a rain delay in dome-less Baltimore. The Rays head home to Tampa Bay to start their homestead with a 3 game inter-league series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. It would be current Ray Blake Snell against former Ray Merrill Kelly.

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