Tampa Bay Rays

Here is a closer look at a handful of rookies who could play a starring role this year: —OF Randy Arozarena and SS Wander Franco, Tampa Bay Rays: Arozarena helped power Tampa Bay to the World Series last year, batting . with 10 homers, 14 RBIs and a 1.273 OPS in 20 postseason games. The switch-hitting Franco, who just turned 20 on March 1, is widely regarded as baseball’s top prospect.
Author: The Day
Posted: March 9, 2021, 4:41 am
Joey Wendle didn’t know what he was getting into. Traded once before, he was on the move again after the 2017 season. Designated for assignment by the A’s after a third straight solid year at Triple-A, he was acquired by the sub-.
Author: Tampa Bay Times
Posted: March 8, 2021, 10:11 pm
Sam McWilliams, Mets manager Luis Rojas, and new outfielder Kevin Pillar discuss the pitcher’s development so far in spring training.
Author: SNY
Posted: March 8, 2021, 7:30 pm
Mar. 8—Red Wing’s Ryan Boldt is currently in training camp with the Tampa Bay Rays, in Florida. Boldt is in the big league camp as a non-roster invitee (he’s not on the team’s 40-man Major League roster). The 26-year-old Boldt is a left-handed hitting outfielder who is 6-feet-2, 210 pounds. He started a game in right field against the Minnesota Twins this past week. Through the first few …
Author: Tribune Publishing
Posted: March 8, 2021, 6:16 pm
Today: Off On deck Tuesday: vs. Red Sox, 1:05. Rays, Josh Fleming; Red Sox, TBA Wednesday: vs. Twins, 1:05. Rays, Luis Patino; Twins, TBA Thursday: at Braves (North Port), 1:05. Rays, Rich Hill; Braves, TBA Remaining schedule With limited capacity due to coronavirus restrictions, all Rays home games are sold out, as are some road games. A small amount of additional tickets could be released. …
Author: Tribune Publishing
Posted: March 8, 2021, 12:22 pm
Walker Buehler gave up four runs and five hits, including a solo homer to Joey Gallo, in the Dodgers’ 4-3 spring-training loss to the Texas Rangers.
Author: LA Times
Posted: March 7, 2021, 11:29 pm
FORT MYERS — Shane Baz was a little amped up for his first appearance in a major-league spring training game, and it showed Sunday. He walked the first two Twins hitters, throwing 13 pitches in doing so. Then the promising prospect settled in and showed what has the Rays so excited, throwing his 97-99 mph fastball for strikes and getting the next three Twins out in the fifth inning of an 8-4 …
Author: Tribune Publishing
Posted: March 7, 2021, 10:51 pm
The Dodgers expect pitcher Julio Urías to be an integral part of the pitching staff this season.
Author: LA Times
Posted: March 7, 2021, 9:54 pm
The Rays head south to Fort Myers for the fourth time in six days today, taking on the Twins at Hammond Stadium at 1:05 p.m. Michael Wacha is set for his second appearance of the spring, the free-agent addition slated to work two innings. Collin McHugh, another veteran right-hander signed this offseason, will make his first appearance of the spring in relief. High-leverage reliever Pete …
Author: Tribune Publishing
Posted: March 7, 2021, 4:42 pm
Ive become accustomed to it now.”
Author: NBC Sports BayArea
Posted: March 7, 2021, 2:53 am
PORT CHARLOTTE — Saturday’s exhibition game against the Braves was rained out, but Rays centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier nevertheless continued his preparation to start playing in games on Tuesday. Kiermaier said the hip tightness that slowed him earlier in camp has been treated, and he has taken enough at-bats against live pitching, as he did again Saturday, to avoid falling behind. “I feel …
Author: Tribune Publishing
Posted: March 6, 2021, 8:28 pm
FORT MYERS —– If anything, Rich Hill told Tampa Bay media Friday, “you guys will find out that I’m really honest about outings.” The veteran lefty was just that after a rough spring debut with his new team. Hill threw 27 pitches to six Red Sox batters and got none out — though leftfielder Moises Gomez failed him twice on what appeared to be routine fly balls — in the Rays’ 6-5 walkoff loss. …
Author: Tribune Publishing
Posted: March 6, 2021, 12:13 am
PORT CHARLOTTE — You’re Willy Adames, and you’ve worked your butt off to get to this point, the starting shortstop for the Rays. You’ve gotten a little bit of fame for your play in the majors over the past 2\u00bd seasons, and a fortune — through the riches of arbitration eligibility — is looming. You’re only 25, and the future is very much ahead of you. Unless the future is the guy standing …
Author: Tribune Publishing
Posted: March 5, 2021, 10:22 pm
PORT CHARLOTTE — All in all, the computers are not impressed. One year after leading the American League in wins and reaching Game 6 of the World Series, two of baseball’s top analytical websites have the Rays falling below the cherished 90-win level. Baseball Prospectus suggests Tampa Bay will win 86 or 87 games and barely squeak into the wild-card picture. Fangraphs sees even darker days …
Author: Tribune Publishing
Posted: March 5, 2021, 11:15 am
PORT CHARLOTTE — It’s understandable that some days Chris Archer doesn’t know which role he is playing. Is he the new guy rejoining his old squad? Or the old guy with a new crew? “All in all, I kind of feel like the rookie and the vet,” Archer said. “That’s a Drake lyric” — referencing the rapper, not the Rays reliever with the first name Oliver — ’’but I really feel like there’s a little bit …
Author: Tribune Publishing
Posted: March 4, 2021, 9:07 pm
PORT CHARLOTTE — Consensus top prospect Wander Franco’s first spring training homer was quite a blast. Franco’s shot appeared to land on the roof of the office building beyond the boardwalk that is behind the rightfield fence at Charlotte Sports Park. But it may have carried even farther as a Rays staffer said the ball was not on the roof. Franco, who turned 20 on Monday, was making his second …
Author: Tribune Publishing
Posted: March 3, 2021, 7:54 pm
FORT MYERS — The latest adventure on Brett Phillips’ post-World Series wild ride? He was miked up for an inning of ESPN’s national telecast of the Rays’ exhibition game Tuesday against the Red Sox. And good thing, since the game was a hardly entertaining 9-3 loss for the Rays (1-2). “It’s an honor that they thought that I was interesting enough to be miked up,” the Seminole native said. “I …
Author: Tribune Publishing
Posted: March 2, 2021, 10:58 pm
The Boston Red Sox were powered by Kik Hernandez, Jarren Duran, and Rafael Devers in Tuesday’s 9-3 spring win over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Author: NBC Sports Boston
Posted: March 2, 2021, 9:23 pm