Rays promote Jose De Leon, 5/29/17 starting lineup and pregame notes

Jose De Leon has been promoted from Triple-A Durham, and will offer the Rays bullpen some depth following Sunday’s marathon ball game. (Photo Credit: Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Times) The Tampa Bay Rays decided that they could use some depth and length in their bullpen, after playing in a 15 inning marathon on Sunday, and are calling up highly touted prospect RHP Jose De Leon from...
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Rays prospect Jose De Leon gets the call

No. 3 prospect Jose De Leon called up to give length out of the bullpen after 15 inning game. Due to the 15 inning game the Rays were forced to make a move to give them more length out of the bullpen over the next few days. With Erasmo Ramirez scheduled to make the start a day after throwing an inning and picking up the save there wasn’t really a choice. The Durham Bulls scheduled...
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1 hour ago

Rays To Promote Jose De Leon

The Rays are bringing up highly touted right-hander Jose De Leon prior to tonight’s game, writes Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. ESPN’s Buster Olney first reported that De Leon “appeared” to be on his way to the Majors (Twitter link). Per Topkin, De Leon won’t immediately be placed into the rotation, as Erasmo Ramirez is still lined up to make tonight’s start even...
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2 hours ago

Rays calling up No. 3 prospect De Leon

Highly rated pitching prospect Jose De Leon is getting the call to the big leagues for the first time as a member of the Rays organization.
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3 hours ago

Chris Archer Not a Fan of Rays Scheduled Doubleheader

The Tampa Bay Rays are going old school on June 10, with a scheduled doubleheader. Yet, not everyone is a fan, with Chris Archer in particular against the idea. Back in the olden days, doubleheaders were a common occurrence. These doubleheaders became the basis for Ernie Banks‘ famous catchphrase “It’s a beautiful day for a […] Chris Archer Not a Fan of Rays Scheduled Doubleheader...
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5 hours ago

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

Erasmo Ramirez: the closer in the series finale against the Twins, and starter in the opening game against the Rangers. Go figure. (Photo Credit: Tampa Bay Rays) After a frustrating, thrilling, and exciting 15-inning victory in the series finale with the AL Central leading Twins, the Tampa Bay Rays continue their road-trip in Arlington, where they will face the Texas Rangers....
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6 hours ago

Rays prospects and minor leagues: Honeywell hits a bump in the road

Brent Honeywell is having some trouble at the highest level of the minors. Brent Honeywell has not adjusted as quickly to AAA as he has in the past after previous promotions. He will get there. He’s one of the best pitching prospects in baseball right now. He has all of the things to get it done. It will come. But meanwhile.... Triple-A Durham Bulls (29-18) Brent Honeywell...
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11 hours ago

Outfield plays big role in Rays' marathon win

MINNEAPOLIS -- Everywhere you looked in the Rays' clubhouse you could find someone who contributed to the team's 8-6 victory over the Twins on Sunday. But without the defensive play of their outfielders the outcome likely would've been very different.
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19 hours ago

Longo, LoMo lift Rays past Twins in marathon

After trading punches all afternoon, the Rays outlasted the Twins, 8-6, in 15 innings on Sunday. The series finale marked the longest game in history at Target Field, in terms of time. At 6 hours, 26 minutes, it was also the longest in the Major Leagues this season.
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20 hours ago

LBWMF: Odorizzi gives up a pair of leads en route to Rays 5-3 loss

(Photo Credit: Tampa Bay Rays) Jake Odorizzi squandered a pair of one-run leads on Saturday, as the Tampa Bay Rays fell to the Minnesota Twins, 5–3. The loss snapped a three-game win streak for the Rays, who fell back to .500 at 26-26 on the season. The Rays took the first lead of the game in the second inning against Twins starter Adalberto Mejia. Logan Morrison doubled to...
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1 day ago

Matt Andriese Quietly Turning into Solid Option for Rays

Matt Andriese entered the 2017 season as the Tampa Bay Rays fifth starter. Surprisingly, he has been one of the more consistent members of their rotation. Heading into the 2017 campaign, it seemed as though Matt Andriese’s grasp on a spot in the Tampa Bay Rays starting rotation was tenuous at best. The fifth starter, […] Matt Andriese Quietly Turning into Solid Option for Rays...
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1 day ago

Longoria and Morrison homer in 15th, Rays outlast Twins 8-6

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Evan Longoria and Logan Morrison hit back-to-back homers in the 15th inning, Steven Souza Jr. drove in the tying run with a single with two outs in the ninth, and the Tampa Bay Rays outlasted the Minnesota Twins 8-6 Sunday in a game that took nearly 6 ½ hours. In the longest game in Target Field history, Minnesota resorted to using Wednesday’s scheduled starter...
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1 day ago

Tampa Bay Rays look to have a strong month of June

As the month of May winds down, the Tampa Bay Rays find themselves in an unusual position. They currently sit five games behind the New York Yankees for first place in the AL East, and boast a .500 record of 26-26. Hovering around .500 isn’t an ideal situation for any team at this point of the season, but for the Rays, things couldn’t be going better. At this point of the season...
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Derek Norris drives in 2, Rays succumb to Twins after late HR

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Rays' Steven Souza can't help but laugh at himself after completely missing fly ball

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2 days ago

Rays outfielder Steven Souza chooses to dive for baseball nowhere near him

Generally you applaud a baseball player diving for a ball and going all-out to make a play. Seeing that kind of hustle and effort is nice. But there are times when diving for a ball isn’t the best idea. On a play that is no more 50/50 for an outfielder, it’s frequently not worth it. Whiffing with a dive can turn a single into extra bases (this is probably the most common way...
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Chris Archer dominates, Rays kick off road trip with win over Twins

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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Evolution of the 2017 Tampa Bay Rays Bullpen

The ever-changing evolution of the bullpen marches on, as injuries have rookies now playing significant roles in what was once one of the Tampa Bay Rays keys to their success. At one point in time, the Tampa Bay Rays bullpen was one of the best in the American League. Despite losing significant arms whether through […] Evolution of the 2017 Tampa Bay Rays Bullpen - Rays Colored...
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2 days ago

Tampa Bay Rays trade rumors: who might be on the move?

The Tampa Bay Rays are a team known for trading away hot players for young prospects. I don’t see this season being any different. Standing at 23-25, the Rays find themselves in the middle of the pack and five games out of first place. As the trade deadline approaches, the Rays find themselves in a tough situation. Do they continue their trend of trading for the future or do they...
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Steven Souza Jr., Colby Rasmus help Rays rally past Angels

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Aaron Judge robs Longoria with insane diving catch

New York Yankees rookie Aaron Judge has made a name for himself with the bat, drilling monster homeruns on a nearly nightly basis. But his skills don’t begin and end with unparalleled power at the plate.Although he appeared a little clunky at first due to his 6-foot-7 frame, it’s turned out that Judge is actually quite capable in right field. Some might even argue that he’s...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rays Have Had One of the Most Extreme Lineups in History

As a FanGraphs reader, you’re presumably familiar with the TTO acronym. Just in case you’re not, TTO stands for Three True Outcomes, and said three true outcomes are walks, strikeouts, and homers. They’re the outcomes least likely to lie to you; they’re the outcomes that tell you the most about the individuals involved. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

The good and bad of the Tampa Bay Rays’ first quarter

After the Tampa Bay Rays latest 11-2 victory against the Red Sox, their record stands two games below .500. With a 19-21 record, the Rays sit in fourth place in the AL East, making up some ground after the series win. The Orioles and Yankees look to be the strong teams at the top of the division while the Blue Jays are struggling. The Rays have been plagued with an unstable bullpen...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 5/12/17 Pregame Report: Porcello Looks to Lead Sox over Rays

The Red Sox return home to face the Tampa Bay Rays.
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Another Kevin Kiermaier misplay leads to Royals inside-the-park homer

The sooner Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier forgets about his series against the Tampa Bay Rays, the better off he’ll be. In the eighth inning of Thursday’s game, Kansas City Royals second baseman Whit Merrifield hit what appeared to be an RBI single to center field. Unfortunately, Kiermaier botched the routine play in center, letting the ball go completely under...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

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