Jon Lester allowed one hit over three scoreless innings in his delayed first spring training start and David Ortiz hit his first home run of the exhibition season Monday as the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1.
The Tampa Bay Rays have a lot to be happy about after the first two weeks of spring training. The team is 5-2-2 in their first nine games of exhibition play, which could be a positive indicator of things to come in the regular season. Although...Show More Summary
David Phelps boosted his bid to be the New York Yankees' fifth starter, pitching five scoreless innings Sunday during a 3-3 tie with the Tampa Bay Rays in 10 innings.
Russell Martin homered for the third time this spring and drove in four runs to lead Francisco Liriano and the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 10-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday.
Alex Cobb tossed three scoreless innings as the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 on Friday.
I have no earthly idea why the Tampa Bay Rays are taking time to pay tribute to Allen Iverson having his jersey retired by the Philadelphia 76ers, but I'm thankful that they did. Here's manager Joe Maddon paying his respects to The Answer by doing the only thing that's suitable - a parody of his famous practice rant. Show More Summary
The spring training game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles game has been canceled because of rain.
Not the game. Not the actual game. Practice. The Tampa Bay Rays congratulated Allen Iverson on his jersey retirement (for some reason) by getting manager Joe Maddon to recreate Iverson’s greatest moment — a clear, succinct explanation of whether we’re talking about an actual basketball game or practice. It’s cute, and I think Maddon’s hat is the star of the video.
Ben Zobrist, Desmond Jennings and Matt Joyce homered to help the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 5-4 on Wednesday.
Chris Archer pitched two scoreless innings in his spring training debut, Jose Molina reached base three times and scored twice, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 8-0 Tuesday.
Philadelphia Phillies starter Roberto Hernandez allowed one hit in three shutout innings against his former team in a 6-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday.
Evan Longoria hit a two-run homer and Grant Balfour was perfect in his first appearance in a Tampa Bay uniform since 2010, helping the Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 6-3 on Sunday.
Wandy Rodriguez had a solid spring training debut while facing major league batters for the first time in nearly nine months, and the Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays played to a 2-all tie in 10 innings.
Chris Tillman pitched two scoreless inning in an impressive spring training debut, helping the Baltimore Orioles open their exhibition schedule with a 4-2 victory over Erik Bedard and the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday.
The Tampa Bay Rays have most of their roster spots already locked in for 2014. Unless a player like Sean Rodriguez has a completely terrible spring, there are only two spots available on the 25-man roster. Those openings are for theShow More Summary
You won't find Tampa Bay's David Price on this list of MLB players who could be dealt this spring. Back in January, Price told the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin that he believed if he made it to spring training with the Rays, he'd still be a Ray on Opening Day. Show More Summary
Of the 16 MLB teams that finished with a.500 record or better in 2013, seven (Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays) began the season with...Show More Summary
With Major League Baseball’s spring training now in full swing, Rookies, the St. Louis-based startup producing custom-made vintage-style baseball cards, has landed a deal with the Tampa Bay Rays that has the company eying record sales...Show More Summary
The Tampa Bay Rays have the necessary pieces to win the American League East in 2014. Most franchises and fanbases probably feel that way at this time of year only to be disappointed as the season develops. For the Rays, there is more...Show More Summary
Sometimes video games can actually be useful in real life. Catcher Jose Lobaton spent the past few seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays, but an offseason trade sent him to the Washington Nationals. Now he has to get used to catching a new pitching staff. Nationals fans shouldn't be too worried, however. Show More Summary