The plays Rays fans will be talking about today

The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Tigers 9, RAYS 4 (boxscore) THE GOOD: If there was an upside to the Logan Forsythe injury it is that it gave Logan Morrison a second life and he is making the most of it. Prior to the injury, Steve Pearce was starting to eat away at Morrison’s playing time...
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21 minutes ago

Rays prospects and minor leagues: Boxberger goes back-to-back

The Rays' closer pitched on consecutive games for the first time I know there has been a lot of talk about Casey Gillaspie lately. Some respected analysts online have encouraged fans to be cautious about the stats he's putting up so far because he may not have the tools to sustain that production. It's always said that Double A is the level where weaknesses really start to be exploited...
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3 hours ago

An offensive explosion for the Tampa Bay Rays

Whenever the Tampa Bay Rays have gone away from the Trop this season, strange things seem to happen with the team. Every road trip early on this season has dealt interesting results, and fortunately for this latest one, a scorching offense has been the result. Looking back at the baseball that has played in the past six games of this eight game road trip, the Rays have totally remade...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rays option reliever Geltz to Triple-A

The Rays have optioned reliever Steve Geltz to Triple-A Durham
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16 hours ago

Rays option RHP Steve Geltz

The Tampa Bay Rays have optioned right-handed reliever Steve Geltz with a corresponding move to be revealed at a later time, according to the team. The decision to send Geltz down to the minors may be long overdue, given his recent struggles out of the pen. Between Friday and Saturday alone, he allowed four runs on three hits versus the Detroit Tigers, serving up a pair of home...
Via Today's Knuckleball
17 hours ago

With Kiermaier injured, Rays recall Mahtook

Mikie Mahtook might not be Kevin Kiermaier on defense, but the athletic outfielder -- recalled from Triple-A Durham to replace the Rays' standout center fielder -- might be a better contributor on offense.
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21 hours ago

Rays 5/22/16 starting lineup

Welcome back Mikie, even if it’s under perilous circumstances. (Photo Credit: Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Times) Rays 5/22/16 Starting Lineup Guyer LF Miller SS Longoria 3B Pearce 1B Souza RF Morrison DH Jennings CF Beckham 2B Casali C Archer RHP Noteworthiness – The Rays have Desmond Jennings in centerfield today. – Mikie Mahtook is on his way to Detroit, and is expected...
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1 day ago

Evan Longoria first Rays’ player with 500 extra-base hits

Evan Longoria continued to solidify himself as the most prolific hitter in Tamp Bay Rays’ history on Saturday and he made it count. Longoria hit a solo home run into the top of the sixth inning to tie the game at 1-1 between the Rays and the host Detroit Tigers. In addition to being a game-tying, Longoria’s home run also had some historical relevance. It was his 500th extra-base...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Tampa Bay CF Kiermaier breaks hand trying to make catch

DETROIT (AP) Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier has broken his left hand trying to make a catch. Kiermaier was hurt in the fifth inning of Saturday's game at Detroit. He broke his glove hand and will be evaluated again on Monday to see how long he might be sidelined. Kiermaier, one of the top defensive outfielders in the majors, made a diving attempt to catch James McCann...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Looking Backward While Moving Forward: Rays take down Le Tigre, 7-5

The Tampa Bay Rays won a nail-biter Friday night. They’ve now won four in a row, tying their season high. (Photo credit: Tampa Bay Rays) The Tampa Bay Rays continued their offensive run on Friday night, tying a franchise record, and holding on for a 7-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Tampa Bay is back to over .500 for the second time this season. Source: FanGraphs Tampa...
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2 days ago

The Shoulder Maintenance Workout Behind Chris Archer's Impressive Pitching Performance

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer led his team to a 12-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night, striking out seven batters in six innings to earn his third straight win. He now has 61 strikeouts in 49 1/3 innings pitched The 27-year-old pitcher's shoulder maintenance regimen helps him maintain health and maximum strength for future starts. Archer said it's important...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays: The redemption story of Erasmo Ramirez

Picture this: It’s March 31, 2015, and we are evaluating the trade that just happened between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Seattle Mariners. The Ray’s  reliever, Mike Montgomery, has been sent to the Mariners in exchange for a below-average starter in Erasmo Ramirez. “Well, at least we got another starting arm” was my initial reaction. The little knowledge I had of Ramirez...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

DPD: Stay Late for Smyly

No strong pitchers duel today, so we’ll take a look at some third-party candidates on this baseball Tuesday. Check ’em out! Aces in Isolation Masahiro Tanaka (NYY) versus Kansas City’s Kris Medlen After tossing five straight starts with two earned runs, Tanaka broke the mold and threw it away with eight shutout innings in a tough-luck 1-0 loss to the Orioles last time out...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

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