Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rays

Player News - Rays

Date: Team: Pos:

Alex Cobb lasted only four innings, allowing two runs, but took a no-decision as the Rays lost to the Orioles on Tuesday.

Cobb had thrown 92 pitches through his four innings and admitted to not feeling well prior to the game. He yielded three hits and three walks while striking out six. The right-hander still hasn't allowed more than two runs in a start since the Fourth of July. Overall, he has a 3.06 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, and a 122/38 K/BB ratio. The Red Sox await him for Sunday's home start.
Aug 26 - 11:33 PM

Evan Longoria was used in the designated hitter spot for the second straight day Tuesday due to some minor right forearm soreness.

Longo said the soreness "just kind of crept up on me," but he added that it's "something I won't go on the DL for, won't miss any time for." Longoria entered play Tuesday batting a disappointing .249/.321/.388 with 16 homers and 72 RBI this season.
Source: Rays.mlb.com
Aug 26 - 10:03 PM

Kevin Kiermaier (neck) hopes to return to the starting lineup Wednesday.

Kiermaier tweaked his neck on a head-first slide into second base on Sunday and will miss his second straight start Tuesday. He thinks he could be able to come off the bench Tuesday, so it sounds like he's not too far off.
Aug 26 - 3:56 PM

Rays optioned C Curt Casali to High-A Charlotte.

The move clears a spot for Ryan Hanigan's return from the disabled list. With the minor league season coming to an end on Sunday, Casali should be back on September 1.
Aug 26 - 2:33 PM

Rays activated C Ryan Hanigan from the 15-day disabled list.

Hanigan, out since early July with a left oblique strain, made it through three minor league rehab games with High-A Charlotte without incident. He'll return to a .212/.309/.327 batting line through 61 games this season.
Aug 26 - 2:31 PM

Jake Odorizzi was pummeled for eight runs in four-plus innings Monday in a loss to the Orioles.

This came out of nowhere. Odorizzi struggled back in April, but he had allowed three runs or fewer in 17 of 20 starts since, never giving up more than five. He allowed four homers tonight, the last two coming consecutively to end his outing. After he was pulled, Kirby Yates made it three in a row, giving up a bomb to Chris Davis. It wouldn't be a surprise to see Odorizzi wear down some in September, but we'll chalk this one up as a fluke for now. He gets the Red Sox next.
Aug 25 - 10:37 PM

Ryan Hanigan (oblique) could be activated Tuesday.

Hanigan, out since early July with a left oblique strain, had three hits in three at-bats Sunday in his third minor league rehab game with Triple-A Charlotte. The veteran catcher is batting just .212/.309/.327 through 61 games this season with Tampa Bay.
Aug 25 - 5:53 PM

Rays manager Joe Maddon said Monday that Yunel Escobar won't be traded.

Escobar was reportedly claimed off revocable waivers by the Athletics over the weekend, but the Rays have evidently pulled him back. That would make him ineligible to be traded for the rest of the season. This was the expectation all along, but it's now official.
Aug 25 - 5:49 PM

Kevin Kiermaier is out of Monday's lineup against the Orioles due to a stiff neck.

Kiermaier tweaked his neck on a head-first slide into second base on Sunday. Consider him day-to-day.
Aug 25 - 4:33 PM

Yunel Escobar is in Monday's lineup against the Orioles.

The Athletics have reportedly claimed Escobar off revocable waivers, but the Rays are considered unlikely to deal him. The 31-year-old is under contract through 2016 at reasonable terms and the Rays hold an affordable club option on him for 2017.
Aug 25 - 4:08 PM

Desmond Jennings is not in Monday's lineup against the Orioles.

He's presumably getting the day off. With Desmond out, Ben Zobrist will make his first start in center field since 2010.
Aug 25 - 4:05 PM
Wil Myers - OF - Rays

Wil Myers is starting in right field for the Rays on Monday night versus the Orioles.

It will be the first outfield start for Myers since he returned from the disabled list August 20. Myers served as the Rays' designated hitter in his first five games.
Aug 25 - 3:58 PM

According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays are unlikely to trade Yunel Escobar to the A's.

Oakland claimed Escobar off revocable waivers this weekend and would probably like to officially acquire the 31-year-old shortstop given that Jed Lowrie has a fractured index finger, but the Rays don't seem inclined to let him go. Escobar is under contract through 2016 with a club option for 2017 and the Rays don't have anybody ready to plug in right now at short. Nick Franklin, acquired in the David Price trade, is expected to finish out the season at Triple-A Durham. He has been playing primarily at second base there anyway.
Aug 25 - 9:27 AM

Ryan Hanigan (oblique) had a hit in three at-bats Sunday in a rehab game with High-A Charlotte.

It was his third straight game for Charlotte. Hanigan appears to be recovered from the oblique strain that sent him to the disabled list on July 9 and should rejoin the Rays at some point this week. Or they might put a hold on that until rosters expand September 1. Hanigan was batting just .212/.309/.327 through 61 games for Tampa Bay.
Aug 25 - 8:52 AM

Brad Boxberger earned his second save of the season Sunday as the Rays topped the Blue Jays 2-1.

Rays closer Jake McGee was called on in the eighth inning and tossed two perfect frames before Boxberger came on in the bottom of the 10th to wrap up the victory. Boxberger owns an outstanding 2.09 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, and 88/17 K/BB ratio in 56 innings this season.
Aug 24 - 4:56 PM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    A&M - So. Carolina preview

    A&M - So. Carolina preview
  •  
    Upside with Mike Evans?

    Upside with Mike Evans?
  •  
    Watkins

    Watkins' fantasy value
  •  
    Strategy: Mock Draft Analysis

    Strategy: Mock Draft Analysis
  •  
    WR: S. Watkins or T. Williams?

    WR: S. Watkins or T. Williams?
  •  
    Levitan: Ryan or Foles at QB?

    Levitan: Ryan or Foles at QB?
  •  
    Braxton Miller NFL projection

    Braxton Miller NFL projection
  •  
    Levitan: Cameron vs. Witten

    Levitan: Cameron vs. Witten