Tampa Bay Rays

Mayor Ken Welch has had four proposals to consider that would completely redevelop the historic Gas Plant District and re-imagine what the next Tampa Bay Rays ballpark may look like. Monday, St. Pete residents will know his decision. The mayor is expected to make the announcement on the steps of City Hall during his State of the City address Monday morning.
Author: FOX 13 Tampa Bay
Posted: January 30, 2023, 10:02 am
Reliever Pete Fairbanks and the Tampa Bay Rays avoided arbitration when they agreed Friday to a three-year, $12 million contract.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 29, 2023, 1:59 am
The Tampa Bay Rays are finalizing a three-year, $24 million contract extension with third baseman Yandy Diaz, multiple outlets reported Saturday. The deal reportedly includes a club option for a fourth season in 2026. Diaz, 31, and the Rays were scheduled to have an arbitration hearing after failing to reach an agreement by the January 13 deadline.
Author: Daily Mail
Posted: January 28, 2023, 6:25 pm
When the Rays and global development firm Hines submitted a bid to redevelop St. Petersburg’s 86-acre Tropicana Field site, they included 30 letters of support from local and national businesses, nonprofits and community groups — five times the number of letters featured in the plan for the other group generally viewed as a favorite, Sugar Hill Community Partners. Many are official team partners and sponsors, like Duke Energy and BayFront Health St. Petersburg.
Author: Orlando Sentinel
Posted: January 28, 2023, 4:30 pm
The Tampa Bay Rays are sponsoring a free community screening of the UNINTERRUPTED film, After Jackie, at Tampa Theatre on Thursday, February 2 at 7 p.m. Released in 2022, during the 75th anniversary year of Jackie Robinson becoming the first Black player allowed to play modern Major League Baseball, After Jackie tells the often-overlooked story of the second wave of talented Black baseball players after Jackie Robinson, including Bill White, Curt Flood and Bob Gibson, who were up next in the fig…
Author: DRaysBay
Posted: January 26, 2023, 8:53 pm
In a somewhat surprising move, the Tampa Bay Rays announced they signed left-handed starting pitcher Jeffrey Springs to a four-year deal: $31 million contract through the 2026 season, and includes a $15 million club option for the 2027 season. The contract can max out at $65.75 million if innings pitched incentives are reached and the standard Cy Young Award escalators are triggered.
Author: DRaysBay
Posted: January 26, 2023, 7:47 pm
The Boston Red Sox already have improved their bullpen this offseason but another move may be on the horizon. Boston dealt Josh Taylor to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for shortstop Adalberto Mondesi and now has just one left-handed reliever on its 40-man roster. The Red Sox did sign lefty Matt Dermody to a minor-league deal, but are still looking.
Author: Sports Illustrated Inside The Red Sox
Posted: January 26, 2023, 5:25 pm
ST. PETERSBURG — No developer has been picked and the plans are still on paper. But Terri Lipsey Scott can’t help but gush that a new Woodson African American Museum of Florida may be built downtown, perhaps near a new baseball stadium. On a recent Friday, she welcomed a dozen tourists from Sarasota who were outside taking in murals, unaware they were on the doorstep of the Woodson Museum. She …
Author: Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Posted: January 25, 2023, 11:00 am
ST. PETERSBURG — After a tremendously successful season in which all five U.S.-based affiliates made the playoffs and three won championships, the Rays made significant changes to their minor-league coaching staff. Four of the five teams will have new managers, and there are new faces in six coordinator positions, including the return of former big-league infielder and Triple-A manager Jared …
Author: Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Posted: January 24, 2023, 8:49 pm
The Rays caught your attention a few months ago, openly acknowledging what seemed obvious to outsiders, that they were looking for a hitter to bolster their offense. But with the start of spring training three weeks away, and just about all the obvious names crossed off the list, it now seems likely the Rays will open camp with no help added. During a winter of free-agency frenzy across the …
Author: Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Posted: January 23, 2023, 4:25 pm