Player News - Rays

Date: Team: Pos:

Rays designated RHP Andrew Bellatti for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Oswaldo Arcia. Bellatti, 24, has struggled in the minors the last two seasons but put up a 2.31 ERA over 17 games for the Rays last year.
Jun 24 - 2:01 PM

Rays acquired OF Oswaldo Arcia from the Twins in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Arcia has hit only .240/.303/.429 over 967 plate appearances at the big league level, but he just turned 25 last month and has shown lots of power in flashes. He should see playing time in the corner outfield spots while Brandon Guyer (hamstring) and Steven Souza (hip) are sidelined, although both players are due back soon.
Jun 24 - 1:58 PM

Rays acquired OF Eury Perez from the Astros for cash; assigned him to Triple-A Durham.

The Rays needed outfield depth with Steven Souza (hip) and Mikie Mahtook (hand) both sidelined. Perez hasn't had a particularly impressive year, hitting just .267 with two homers and nine steals in 52 games for Triple-A Fresno. The 26-year-old appeared in 47 games for the Braves last season, batting .269 with no homers and five RBI.
Jun 23 - 5:32 PM

Chris Archer took a loss on Wednesday when he pitched six innings and allowed four earned runs on six hits while striking out five and walking two.

Archer's record falls to 4-10 on the season. His 4.70 ERA this year is well over a run higher than his career average, largely due to his propensity for giving up home runs. He allowed one longball today -- to Jason Kipnis -- for a total of 16 homers in 16 games. Home runs have not been a problem for Archer in prior years and once he gets them under control he should return to being a solid number two fantasy starter. His 10.57 K/9 is still one of the best in the league.
Jun 22 - 10:08 PM

Logan Morrison managed the Rays' only extra-base hit of the evening Wednesday, finishing 1-for-3 with a double.

The Rays got only three hits all night as they were shut down by Trevor Bauer of the Indians. Morrison has bounced back from an unbelievably terrible month of April to garner some fantasy consideration in deep leagues. The former elite Marlins prospect is now 28 years old and unlikely to ever reach the potential he once had.
Jun 22 - 9:58 PM

Mikie Mahtook (hand) is aiming to return to the Rays' active roster in six weeks.

Mahtook was placed on the disabled list Tuesday afternoon with a broken left hand, but an examination in St. Petersburg, Florida only showed a non-displaced fracture and he does not need surgery to repair the injury. We'd expect him back sometime in early August.
Jun 21 - 10:03 PM

Blake Snell registered a quality start Tuesday, allowing three runs -- two earned -- over 6 2/3 innings in a loss to the Indians.

Snell bounced back from a tough outing his last time out to throw a competitive game, giving up seven hits and walking three but limiting the damage. Unfortunately for Snell, Indians starter Corey Kluber threw a complete-game shutout, so the young lefty never really stood a chance. There will plenty of highs, and a few lows as well, as the 23-year-old navigates his first year in the majors.
Jun 21 - 9:59 PM

Rays recalled RHP Ryan Garton from Triple-A Durham.

Garton had a 3.52 ERA in 7 2/3 innings earlier this season with the Rays. He'll pitch in mid-relief.
Jun 21 - 3:52 PM

Rays placed 1B/OF Steve Pearce on the 15-day disabled list with a strained hamstring.

Pearce strained the hamstring in the ninth inning of Monday's game against the Indians and will likely be out for the next three weeks. Corey Dickerson is at DH and Jaff Decker, Desmond Jennings, and Taylor Motter are starting in the outfield for Tampa Bay on Tuesday.
Jun 21 - 3:51 PM

Steve Pearce (hamstring) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Indians.

Pearce injured his hamstring on Monday, but the Rays appear prepared to wait things out for a couple of days before deciding if he needs a stint on the disabled list. Corey Dickerson will serve as the designated hitter on Tuesday while Jaff Decker, Desmond Jennings, and Taylor Motter will start across the outfield.

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

Franklin had a brief stint with the Rays earlier this month and he's back now that Mikie Mahtook is headed to the disabled list. The 25-year-old was batting .247/.316/.388 over 58 games in Triple-A this season. He's unlikely to provide fantasy value.
Jun 21 - 12:52 PM

Rays placed OF Mikie Mahtook on the 15-day disabled list with a broken left hand.

Mahtook suffered the injury when he was hit in the hand by a pitch during Monday's game. No word yet on the timetable for his return. The Rays are running out of healthy bodies these days, so Taylor Motter is expected to see more time in the outfield in the short-term.
Jun 21 - 12:49 PM

Ryan Webb (pectoral) struck out two batters over a scoreless inning Monday in his latest rehab appearance with Triple-A Durham.

Webb, out since May 26 with a right pectoral strain, has allowed two runs on four hits and one walk in 2 2/3 innings over three appearances in Triple-A. It's not clear what the next step will be, but he's getting close to being activated.
Jun 21 - 9:37 AM

Brandon Guyer (hamstring) could begin baseball activities on Friday.

Guyer has been sidelined for a little over two weeks with a left hamstring strain, but he has increased his running in recent days and could take some swings against rehabbing right-handers Alex Cobb and Chase Whitley later this week. He appears on track to return in the early part of July.
Jun 21 - 9:32 AM

Evan Longoria hit his 18th home run of the season in Monday's loss to the Indians.

The home run was a two-run shot in the first inning to give the Rays an early lead. It was his ninth dinger in 16 games this month, and the third baseman is batting .322 in that span. Longoria is hitting .278/.333/.551 with 43 RBI and 40 runs scored on the year.
Jun 20 - 10:36 PM


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