Player News - Rays

Date: Team: Pos:

Alex Cobb was charged with four runs in 7 1/3 innings Tuesday in a loss to the Angels.

Cobb should have been done after allowing two runs in seven innings, but Kevin Cash wanted him to face the top of the Angels' lineup for a fourth time. After a one-out walk to Mike Trout and an Albert Pujols single, Cobb was pulled, and Danny Farquhar came in and allowed both runs to score. That's not good managing.
May 23 - 10:30 PM

Kevin Kiermaier went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the loss to the Angels on Tuesday.

Kiermaier is 5-for-29 with two walks and no extra-base hits in seven games since the Rays opted to return him to the second spot in the order. He's looked more like a No. 8 hitter all year.
May 23 - 10:22 PM

Tommy Hunter (calf) allowed two runs on three hits in a one-inning rehab appearance Tuesday with High-A Charlotte.

Not the greatest results, but Hunter reported feeling fine and if he pitches a little better in his next rehab outing the Rays could go ahead and activate him. The right-hander had a 1.08 ERA in 10 relief appearances for Tampa Bay before straining his right calf in late April while rushing to cover first base.
May 23 - 7:14 PM

Brad Miller (abdomen) won't be ready for activation when first eligible on May 26.

Miller took infield practice on Tuesday, but it was a relatively light workout and he still hasn't been cleared to run. Out since May 16 because of a lower abdominal strain, he'll aim to return to the the Rays' active roster sometime next week.
May 23 - 4:28 PM

Brad Miller (abdomen) took grounders Tuesday afternoon at Tropicana Field.

And he told reporters afterward that his lower abdomen now feels fine. Miller expects to return from the 10-day disabled list when first eligible on May 26. That would be this Friday.
May 23 - 3:46 PM

Tommy Hunter (calf) is slated to begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A Charlotte.

Hunter should only need a couple of appearances before rejoining the Rays. The veteran reliever has been sidelined for a month due to a right calf strain. He had a 1.08 ERA over 10 appearances prior to the injury.
May 23 - 10:28 AM

Jake Odorizzi gave up two runs in six innings Monday in a no-decision against the Angels.

Odorizzi struck out a season-high eight. Excepting the one-inning start in which he was hurt, Odorizzi has given up a homer all seven times out this year. Still, he has a 3.14 ERA anyway, which is pretty impressive.
May 22 - 11:40 PM

Evan Longoria will serve as the designated hitter Monday against the Angels.

It's a way to give him somewhat of a breather. Daniel Robertson will start at third base on Monday while Michael Martinez will play second base. Steven Souza is on the bench for Monday's contest.

Rays prospect Willy Adames went 2-for-3 on Sunday for Triple-A Durham.

Adames also knocked in a run, and stole his third base of the season. The Rays top prospect still isn't performing up to his talent, but again, it's not unheard of for 21-year-olds to struggle in Triple-A. This is still a shortstop with an above-average hit tool, and guys who can hit for average at a premium position are very valuable. Don't give up on Adames.
May 22 - 1:30 PM

Rays prospect Brent Honeywell gave up two earned runs in just over six innings of work for Triple-A Durham on Sunday.

Those two runs came on six hits, and he struck out six while walking no one. In his last three outings, Honeywell has struck out 23 hitters and he's walked just one. This is good. The stuff is among the best of any right-handed prospect in baseball, and the command isn't far behind. That's a fun combination.
May 22 - 1:11 PM

Chris Archer allowed three earned runs over 6 1/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Yankees.

Archer struck out 12 batters and made it into the seventh inning, but he issued two walks and gave up six hits (including a two-run homer to Brett Gardner). Archer stands 3-3 on the year with a 3.76 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 77/24 K/BB ratio in 64 2/3 innings. He'll get the Twins on the road next.
May 21 - 4:59 PM

Corey Dickerson went deep twice, drove in four runs and scored three times to lead his club to a 9-5 win over the Yankees on Saturday.

He led off the bottom of the first inning with a solo shot, and followed that up with a three-run blast in the fourth frame. Both homers came off Masahiro Tanaka. He also drew a walk in the ballgame. Dickerson is having a breakout season at the plate, rocking a .343 batting average with 11 home runs, 29 runs scored and 22 RBI through 42 games.
May 20 - 9:18 PM

Evan Longoria drilled a solo home run on a 2-for-4 day at the plate in Saturday's win over the Yankees.

His third inning blast was one of three longballs the Rays hit off Yankee ace Masahiro Tanaka on the day. Longoria now has a .254 batting average with six home runs and 21 RBI.
May 20 - 9:10 PM

Matt Andriese snared a win despite surrendering five runs in five innings against the Yankees on Saturday.

He gave up six hits, including home runs by Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez. He struck out five without issuing a walk. Luckily for Andriese and his fantasy owners the Rays' offense broke out for nine runs and gift-wrapped a win for their starting pitcher today. His 3.18 ERA to start the day took a hit and rose to 3.75 while his record improved to 4-1. He has 47 strikeouts and 19 walks in 50 1/3 innings. He has given up nine homers in nine starts.
May 20 - 9:08 PM

Matt Andriese was ejected from Saturday's game against the Yankees for hitting Aaron Judge in the sixth inning.

He was run after plunking Judge on the first pitch of the sixth inning. That came an inning after Corey Dickerson, who had already homered twice, was drilled by Yankees left-hander Tommy Layne. Andriese scattered six hits and five runs over five innings before getting tossed. He struck out five and didn't walk anyone.
May 20 - 7:15 PM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings

    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings
  •  
    Short: Waiver Wire

    Short: Waiver Wire
  •  
    Short: Saves & Steals

    Short: Saves & Steals
  •  
    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings

    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings
  •  
    Boyer: Hot Hitters

    Boyer: Hot Hitters
  •  
    Short: Waiver Wire

    Short: Waiver Wire
  •  
    Short: Saves & Steals

    Short: Saves & Steals
  •  
    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings

    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings