Player News - Rays

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Jake Odorizzi fired 6 2/3 scoreless innings in Friday’s 5-1 win over the Yankees.

The Rays have now racked up nine straight quality starts. Odorizzi scattered six hits (all of them singles) while walking none and striking out five. He has now thrown 14 2/3 scoreless innings over his last two starts to go along with a 10/0 K/BB ratio. He has improved his ERA from 4.39 to 3.88 in the process. He’ll try to keep it going next week in a start against the Royals.
Jul 29 - 10:30 PM

Alex Colome notched a two-out save against the Yankees on Friday.

Erasmo Ramirez got the call for the ninth inning initially, as the Rays had a four-run lead, but he was pulled after giving up a pair of one-out singles. Colome quickly put out the fire after getting Brett Gardner on a force out and Jacoby Ellsbury to fly out. After blowing his first save of the season last Saturday, he has converted each of his last two chances. He now owns a 2.23 ERA and 45/12 K/BB ratio over 36 1/3 innings this season to go along with 23 saves.
Jul 29 - 10:29 PM

Logan Forsythe went 2-for-5 with a solo homer in a win over the Yankees on Friday.

Forsythe hit his first career leadoff homer in the bottom of the first inning and later added a single in the eighth. The 29-year-old was productive after returning from a fractured left shoulder blade last month, but his production has dropped off significantly in July. Still, he already has as many homers against right-handers (seven) as he had all of last season.
Jul 29 - 10:28 PM

Corey Dickerson homered and knocked in two runs Friday against the Yankees.

Dickerson slugged a solo homer in the first inning before driving in a run with a fielder’s choice in the third inning. His first season with the Rays has been a struggle, but he’s up to 15 homers on the year and has hit .295 this month.
Jul 29 - 10:28 PM

Rays recalled INF/OF Nick Franklin from Triple-A Durham.

Franklin has batted .313 (15-for-48) with one home run, four doubles and 13 RBI over 19 games with the Rays this season. He'll provide infield and outfield depth.
Jul 29 - 3:32 PM

Rays activated RHP Brad Boxberger from the 15-day disabled list.

Boxberger has been limited to just one appearance this season due to abdominal and oblique injuries. He could see some save chances down the stretch if the Rays trade Alex Colome.
Jul 29 - 3:31 PM

Rays placed OF Oswaldo Arcia on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 27, with a right elbow strain.

Arcia suffered the injury nearly a week ago and hasn't felt right even after returning to action. It's unclear at this point how much time he might miss.
Jul 29 - 3:30 PM

Rays placed 1B Logan Morrison on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 28, with a right forearm strain.

LoMo returned from the injury a couple days ago after missing a week of action, but apparently he still wasn't feeling 100 percent. It's unclear how much time he might miss. Steve Pearce will handle first base, at least until he's traded.
Jul 29 - 3:28 PM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that Steve Pearce "will be dealt."

As a versatile impending free agent who's hitting .312/.384/.528, it's no surprise that Pearce is expected to be on the move. The Indians are known to have interest in Pearce, although there figure to be other clubs involved. The Giants had been in the mix but are now likely out after acquiring Eduardo Nunez.
Jul 29 - 12:37 PM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that Matt Moore is "emerging as the likeliest trade candidate" from the Rays' rotation.

The Rays are listening on Jake Odorizzi, Drew Smyly and even Chris Archer, but Moore has always seemed to be the most likely to be shipped elsewhere. Swingman Erasmo Ramirez could also be traded. Moore has been frustratingly inconsistent in his time in Tampa but holds a 2.39 ERA over his last nine starts and the Rays have club options on him through 2019 totaling a reasonable $26.5 million. The Rangers and Pirates are among the teams poking around.
Jul 29 - 11:24 AM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Orioles have had trade discussions with the Rays regarding Erasmo Ramirez.

They would be interested in using Ramirez as a starter, as he evidently represents a backup plan after they missed out on Andrew Cashner. Ramirez has been used almost exclusively as a reliever this season and hasn't gone more than two innings since mid-May, so obviously it will take a bit for his stamina to be built back up. He holds a 3.90 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 46/16 K/BB ratio over 60 innings this season and is under team control through 2019.
Jul 29 - 9:36 AM

Rays 3B prospect Kevin Padlo clobbered his 14th homer Wednesday in a win for Low-A Bowling Green.

He scored twice as the Hot Rods earned a 4-1 win over Lansing. Padlo leads the Midwest League in walks (58) this year and is also second in home runs and ninth in RBI (54). He's swiped 12 bases as well while being caught six times. The 20-year-old offers some intriguing power but Padlo is unlikely to receive a promotion until his contact rate improves (.216 AVG in 296 at-bats).
Jul 28 - 1:04 PM

Rays SS prospect Daniel Robertson clubbed four hits Wednesday in a win for Triple-A Durham.

He provided a double, three singles and one RBI while guiding the Bulls to a 5-2 win over Toledo. The 22-year-old has looked overmatched at times this season, though he's had a good stretch this month with 12 hits over his last nine outings. Robertson has been a jack of all trades for Durham, seeing time at three different infield positions.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 28 - 11:52 AM

Desmond Jennings (hamstring) was scratched from what should have been his second rehab game Wednesday due to a stiff neck.

The hope is that he can play Thursday night and remain on track to rejoin the Rays early next week. Jennings, out since July 1 with a left hamstring strain, went 1-for-4 in his rehab debut Tuesday with High-A Charlotte.
Jul 28 - 8:05 AM

Brad Boxberger made his second appearance in as many days Wednesday with High-A Charlotte.

Boxberger faced two batters, walking one and striking out the other. He is on track to rejoin the Rays' bullpen on Friday after missing nearly two full months with a left oblique strain. Boxberger also had an abdominal injury before that and has been limited to just one appearance this season at the major league level.
Jul 28 - 8:01 AM


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