Player News - Rays

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Steve Pearce went 2-for-4 with a home run in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.

Drawing a start against lefty Scott Kazmir, Pearce connected for a solo home run in the fifth inning. He's been deployed sparingly this year, playing mostly against southpaws -- he's a career .263/.345/.475 hitter against pitchers of that orientation -- and has been serviceable in that role. After Tuesday's game, the 33-year-old is hitting .283/.365/.435 with two home runs in 46 at-bats.
May 3 - 10:44 PM

Matt Moore allowed seven runs on eight hits over 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Moore served up a couple homers along with walking three batters on the night. The start was his worst of 2016, leaving him with a 4.95 ERA and 1.21 WHIP through six starts on the year. What's more, he's now lost three straight starts. He'll look to get back in the win column Monday at the Mariners.
May 3 - 10:24 PM

Rays SS prospect Daniel Robertson ended a three-game hitless streak by providing four hits Monday in a win for Triple-A Durham.

Robertson had been just six for his last 29 before Monday's explosion. The 22-year-old finished a home run shy of the cycle. He also scored twice while plating four runs. Robertson earned his promotion to Triple-A this year by hitting .274 across 299 at-bats for Double-A Montgomery in 2015. He homered 15 times in 2014 but has only logged five round-trippers since then.
Source: MILB.com
May 3 - 3:42 PM

Evan Longoria cracked a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Longoria's solo sixth-inning homer would be the only runs the Rays scored against a locked in Marcus Stroman. It was his fifth of the season and his second in as many days. The veteran third baseman also notched a single to finish 2-for-4. Through his first 99 at-bats, he is slashing .242/.272/.455. He should continue to serve as a solid, veteran fantasy option moving forward.
May 1 - 4:02 PM

Jake Odorizzi was sharp in earning a no-decision in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Blue Jays, hurling seven innings of one-run ball.

Don't be fooled by the 5-1 final score. This was a juicy pitching duel by starters Odorizzi and Marcus Stroman until the Rays bullpen coughed up four late runs. For his part, Odorizzi struck out six, walked two and allowed just a pair of hits. The lonely run to score on his watch came when Josh Donaldson clocked a solo homer off the 26-year-old right-hander in the fourth inning. Odorizzi is off to a smooth start with a 3.12 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 30/7 K/BB ratio across 34 2/3 innings. A road date with the Angels awaits him in his next outing.
May 1 - 3:52 PM

Brad Boxberger (abdomen) will throw live batting practice late this week.

Boxberger threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Saturday and will throw one more 'pen session early this week before being allowed to face hitters. He's not far off from a rehab assignment and is poised to return in mid-May.
May 1 - 1:46 PM

Steven Souza is batting fifth for the third straight game on Sunday.

Souza has been hitting seventh this season for the Rays, but manager Kevin Cash said the outfielder has earned a move up in the lineup. "He’s swinging the bat well," Cash said. "Just like the way he’s going about his business right now. Like we did with mixing it up with (Logan Morrison) and (Brad) Miller, a different spot, different look for somebody to see if that triggers something." Souza sports a .274/.329/.521 batting line with five homers and one stolen base so far this season. Cash said that Souza could remain in the fifth spot for a while if he continues to produce.
May 1 - 1:45 PM

Desmond Jennings is not in the Rays' lineup Sunday.

It's the second time in the last three games that he's been benched in favor of Brandon Guyer. Jennings is hitting .081/.167/.135 over his last 10 games.
May 1 - 10:14 AM

Curt Casali hit a walk-off single as the Rays topped the Blue Jays 4-3 on Saturday.

With runners on second and third and no outs, Casali lined a single over the drawn-in infield to bring home the winning run. The single was his only hit in four at-bats. Casali has served as the Rays' primary catcher this season but hasn't brought much to the plate, batting .146/.180/.250 overall.
Apr 30 - 9:48 PM

Evan Longoria hit his fourth home run in a win over the Blue Jays on Saturday.

Longoria connected for a solo blast in the sixth inning, his only hit in four at-bats. April hasn't been kind to the 30-year-old, who's hitting .232/.263/.421 in the month. Historically, April has been his best month, so hopefully he bucks the trend and continues to get better as the season goes along.
Apr 30 - 9:40 PM

Logan Forsythe went 3-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in Saturday's win over the Blue Jays.

Forsythe also walked in the game, reaching base in all four plate appearances. The solo homer in the seventh inning tied the game and set the stage for the Rays' walk-off winner in the ninth. Forsythe has carried his 2015 breakout into this year, batting .341/.426/.610 with four homers, 10 RBI, 14 runs scored and three steals as the Rays' leadoff hitter.
Apr 30 - 9:33 PM

Chris Archer allowed two runs over six innings in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Saturday.

Archer was effectively wild, allowing just one hit over his six innings but walking four. The other problem is that the one hit left the yard, as Jose Bautista's two-run homer accounted for both runs against Archer. The right-hander struck out four as well. That's two good starts in a row for Archer after a miserable beginning to the year. He'll continue to work on that 5.01 ERA when he faces the Angels on Saturday.
Apr 30 - 9:26 PM

Brad Miller clubbed his second home run of the season as the Rays fell to the Blue Jays on Friday evening.

Miller's solo blast off Drew Storen in the eighth inning merely got the Rays on the board, barely cutting into a 6-0 deficit at the time. He also singled, finishing the night 2-for-3 plus a walk to raise his season slash to .172/.243/.344.
Apr 29 - 9:58 PM

Drew Smyly pitched well in a losing effort against the Blue Jays on Friday, allowing two runs on two hits over six frames.

Smyly punched out eight on the evening while walking one. All of the damage against him came via solo home runs, with Michael Saunders hitting a solo blast in the third inning and Josh Donaldson replicating the feat in the sixth. Even against a strong offense that clubs left-handed pitching, Smyly continued his very strong start to the season. He'll carry an impressive 2.60 ERA, 0.69 WHIP and 41/6 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's matchup against the Dodgers.
Apr 29 - 9:58 PM

Kevin Cash was ejected from Friday's game against the Blue Jays for arguing with the home plate umpire.

It's unclear exactly what he was upset about, as the ejection occurred after Russell Martin was called out on strikes. He'll catch the rest of this game from the locker room.
Apr 29 - 8:27 PM


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