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Daily Fantasy - Evan Longoria vs CC Sabathia

The Tampa Bay Rays are in the Bronx to play a 4 game set with the New York Yankees, and they will not have to face one of Masahiro Tanaka or Michael Pineda.  But tonight it's David Price vs CC Sabathia and that means the Rays bats could come alive!  Sabathia has faced the Rays 14 times in the past 3 seasons, more than any other team.  Over those starts, he is just 3 and 8...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Stop the Madness! Ending Over-Reaction Transactions

in 2011 Sam Fuld had 17 runs, 10 stolen bases, and hit .289 in April- photo by: Keith Allison - Every year without fail, it seems as though there is a great deal of hysteria early in the fantasy baseball season that leads to mass amounts of knee jerk transactions being made.  There are those owners out there that will make over-reaction transactions that make for amazing message...
Via The Fantasy Fix
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MLB Injury Report: Tampa Bay Rays P Matt Moore Opts for Season Ending Tommy John Surgery

Tampa Bay Rays P Matt Moore has decided to proceed with Tommy John surgery rather than rehabilitate the partially torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his throwing elbow. Moore left his last start against the Kansas City Royals after feeling discomfort in the elbow during the 5th inning. The initial MRI performed on Moore’s elbow came back inconclusive, resulting in the Rays...
Via FF Locker Room
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays lose Matt Moore for the season

The Tampa Bay Rays have lost one of the key members of their starting rotation.  Matt Moore will have season ending Tommy John surgery next week.  In a game against the Kansas City Royals on April 7, Moore left late in the game with discomfort in his elbow.  Originally, the Rays had placed him on the 15-day disabled list, but after a catch session on Monday, the team determined...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays Matt Moore to undergo Tommy John surgery

Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Matt Moore will have Tommy John ligament replacement surgery next week and is estimated to be out about a year. Moore, 24, threw Monday afternoon at Camden Yards before the start of a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles, but there was enough discomfort that he decided he was unable to pitch with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament. Manager...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Moore done for year; will undergo Tommy John surgery

The Tampa Bay Rays have a gem of a left-hander in Matt Moore. He had an excellent season in 2013 and looked poised to be one of the top starters in the American League this season. Unfortunately, Moore will be missing the rest of the year thanks to Tommy John surgery. Moore tested out his gimpy left elbow on Monday throwing a bit, but the soreness in his arm persisted. He has been...
Via Rumors and Rants
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays' Brandon Guyer interviewed by wife in Baltimore

Pregame interviews are part of baseball's routine. Cameras at the ballpark are common, and sometimes, something extraordinary is captured that lives beyond a single night's highlight. Monday at Camden Yards was one of those times. Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Brandon Guyer was given the start in left field in the opener of a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles. His...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays confirm that Alex Cobb will miss at least 4-6 weeks

Yesterday, it emerged that the Tampa Bay Rays were making the surprise move of placing Alex Cobb on the DL, just hours after the young right-hander had dazzled with seven shutout innings against the Cincinnati Reds. According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, this DL stint is not going to be the minimum stay; instead, Cobb is likely to miss at least four to six weeks with the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles series primer

This is becoming a road trip of attrition. It started with left-hander Matt Moore's elbow problem April 7 in Kansas City, one that required a visit to Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla. Now, right-hander Alex Cobb has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain after his start Saturday in Cincinnati. Time to call another audible. Remember the fifth-starter...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rays C Ryan Hanigan tags out two runners in one play

It’s just your standard 6-2 (tag) -4-3-2 (tag) double play.  In what has to be a major league record, Tampa Bay Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan recorded two tag outs on the same play to preserver a 2-0 lead early.  Watch the alert fielding (and communication) by all Rays involved (via MLB.com): One would expect no less from a Joe Maddon managed team, who is known for having a defense...
Via Reading Between The Seams
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Cobb’s latest DL stint will force Rays to get creative

Just a day after dominating the Reds en route to a 2-1 Rays win, Alex Cobb has been placed on the disabled list due to an oblique strain. Cobb joins fellow Rays starters Jeremy Hellickson and Matt Moore on the DL, meaning that the only members of Tampa Bay’s projected preseason rotation that are still healthy are David Price and Chris Archer. This is Cobb’s third DL stint in...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays Place P Alex Cobb on DL With Oblique Injury

  Seems like the Tampa Rays are going to have to overcome some early-season adversity as the Associated Press is reporting that starter Alex Cobb is facing some time on the sidelines. The Tampa Bay Rays put right-hander Alex Cobb on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a strained oblique in his left side, the second starter they’ve lost to injury in a week. The Rays put lefty...
Via BlackSportsOnline
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays place right-hander Alex Cobb on DL

Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb has been placed on the disabled list with a left oblique strain. The team made the announcement Sunday, a day after Cobb struck out five in seven innings in Tampa Bay's 1-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. He's 1-1 with a 1.89 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. Cobb's injury places further strain on the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays to move Cesar Ramos to rotation, add Erik Bedard to bullpen

With starter Matt Moore on the shelf after tearing his ulnar collateral ligament, Rays manager Joe Maddon says Cesar Ramos will move out of the bullpen to start on Sunday, per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Topkin adds that it sounds like veteran lefty Erik Bedard will be called up from Triple-A Durham. Ramos, 29, has allowed one run in four innings to start the 2014 season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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