Yonny Chirinos nears return to Rays; Brandon Lowe still hopeful

The Rays’ pitching staff has gotten a couple major injury reinforcements back in recent days as Tampa Bay attempts to earn an American League wild-card spot. Right-hander Tyler Glasnow returned from a months-long absence Sept. 8, while lefty Blake Snell

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Blake Snell slated to return next week

Rays lefty and reigning American League Cy Young winner Blake Snell is scheduled to return to action next week, he tells reporters including Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times (Twitter links). Snell will take the ball on Tuesday with

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Rays: 5, Rangers: 3 – Rays win 6th in a row

Rays head into Texas with a five game win streak, and looking to keep their hold on the 1st Wild Card standings. Ryan Yarbrough on the bump against Lance Lynn, in what turned out to be a semi pitchers duel,

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Rays to activate Tyler Glasnow for Sunday start

The Rays will activate righty Tyler Glasnow to start Sunday’s game, manager Kevin Cash told reporters, including MLB.com’s Juan Toribio. Glasnow, who has been sidelined for much of the season with a forearm injury, is expected to be limited to two

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Rays roster demonstrates an alternative approach to team building

This afternoon, the Rays won a 5-4 decision against the Orioles, their latest effort in pursuit of an AL Wild Card appearance. Now in sole possession of the first play-in spot, the Rays managed a victory thanks to a solid

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Rays prospects and minor leagues: McKay dominant in return to mound

With two days left in the season, there are four Rays affiliates still playing. Montgomery and Bowling Green are in the postseason. Hudson Valley is a game up with two to play, and Durham is a game down with two

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Wife, child of Rays prospect shot and killed in triple homicide

The wife and child of Tampa Bay Rays prospect Blake Bivens were shot and killed in a triple homicide on Tuesday, and a suspect is in custody, according to reports. 19-year-old Matthew Bernard is in custody and suspected of killing

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Rays’ Jose Alvarado heading back to injured list

Rays manager Kevin Cash told Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times that reliever Jose Alvarado is heading for the injured list once again after the righty complained of elbow pain following Tampa’s 7-1 loss to Baltimore today (Twitter link). Alvarado was

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Watch: SEA 7, TB 4 – Rays have no answers after strong start

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Rays place OF Avisail Garcia on 10-day IL, recall Jose De Leon

The Rays announced today that they have placed outfielder Avisail Garcia on the 10-day injured list with an oblique strain. To take his place on the active roster, the club has promoted righty Jose De Leon. There had been hope

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Checking in on last winter’s eight biggest free agent pitcher contracts

Last winter’s free agent market was debated for years in advance. Its slow pace led to a long period of tension that has extended into early CBA negotiations. There was and is much at stake that goes beyond the bounds

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Watch: Mike Zunino drills monster 2-run home run

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Watch: Cash on team’s victory

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New Rays pitcher Nick Anderson found out he was traded on Twitter

One of the smaller impact trades during Wednesday’s deadline included the Miami Marlins sending pitchers Nick Anderson and Trevor Richards to the Tampa Bay Rays for pitcher Ryne Stanek and outfielder Jesus Sanchez. One day after the deal, Anderson spoke

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Blake Snell surgery went ‘as planned’ return in September expected

The Cy Young winner had struggled to match his incredible 2018 production this season, prior to going on the IL and undergoing surgery, putting up a 4.28/1.25 split. If he is able to return to the Rays fully healthy and

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Missing two aces, Rays may try to secure rotation help at deadline

Already without burgeoning ace Tyler Glasnow since May, the Rays’ rotation was dealt another serious blow Thursday with the news that reigning AL Cy Young winner Blake Snell will undergo elbow surgery. The arthroscopic procedure will keep the left-hander out for at

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MLB needs to address Rays’ latest absurd pitching move

MLB needs to take a serious look at what happened in Monday night’s Tampa Bay Rays-Boston Red Sox game and recognize that it has a problem to address. The Rays entered Monday’s game against their division rivals short on pitching.

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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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