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Evan Longoria drilled his 12th homer Sunday in the Rays’ loss to Baltimore.

Longoria launched a three-run homer off Chris Tillman in the fifth inning for his only hit of the afternoon. It was Longoria’s ninth homer in 66 lifetime at-bats off Tillman. Longoria has rediscovered his power stroke with two homers and eight RBI over his last three games, though his season average still sits at a disappointing .253.
Jun 25 - 5:13 PM

Corey Dickerson registered two hits Sunday in the Rays’ loss to the Orioles.

Dickerson singled twice and scored on Evan Longoria’s three-run homer in the fifth inning. He’s had another strong month offensively, batting a robust .302 with five homers in 86 June at-bats. The 28-year-old has had a breakout year for the Rays and looks poised to make his first All-Star team later this summer.
Jun 25 - 5:12 PM

Jake Odorizzi turned in a so-so outing Sunday against the Orioles, allowing seven hits, four runs and a walk over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision.

He finished with five strikeouts. Sunday was a Jekyll and Hyde act for Odorizzi, who spent the afternoon alternating between excellent and awful. Odorizzi served up two homers—one to Caleb Joseph and Trey Mancini—though luckily both were solo shots. The right-hander has won just one of his last seven starts. His next outing will come Saturday against the same Orioles club he just faced.
Jun 25 - 5:10 PM

Tim Beckham is not in the Rays' lineup Sunday.

Beckham played the last two days after returning from a bruised hand, but he'll take a seat in this one. It looks to be a simple day off. Daniel Robertson and Taylor Featherston will be the Rays' middle infielders Sunday.
Jun 25 - 10:21 AM

Erasmo Ramirez is being moved back to the Rays' bullpen.

Blake Snell is rejoining the rotation this week. Ramirez posted a 6.05 ERA over eight starts to earn the demotion.
Jun 25 - 10:13 AM

Blake Snell will start for the Rays on Wednesday in Pittsburgh.

Erasmo Ramirez is headed back to the bullpen. Snell was sent down last month after posting a 4.71 ERA over seven starts, but he's earned another opportunity with a 2.66 ERA and 61/15 K/BB ratio over 44 innings at Triple-A Durham. The left-hander is going to get swings and misses, but we'll see whether the improved control he showed at Durham translates now that he's back in the majors. We're skeptical.
Jun 25 - 10:11 AM

Evan Longoria went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Orioles.

Longoria hit his 11th homer of the season in the third inning against Orioles starter Dylan Bundy. He's got a couple homers in the past week, but it's been a relatively disappointing season for the third baseman through most of three months. After slugging 36 homers with 98 RBI last season, Longoria is hitting .253/.320/.428 in 74 games, almost an identical pace to his 2014 season in which he hit 22 homers with 91 RBI and 83 runs scored. Owners wouldn't scoff at those numbers, but most probably paid for more from the 31-year-old in March drafts.
Jun 24 - 7:34 PM

Jacob Faria allowed three runs over six innings, striking out seven, in a no-decision Saturday against the Orioles.

Faria's biggest issue was a pair of homers that accounted for all three of the O's runs against him. He gave up just five hits and a walk on the afternoon, exiting before the game was decided. The start was unquestionably his "worst" to date, as he'd rattled off three straight wins to start his major league career. Through four starts, Faria is still a perfect 3-0 with a 2.10 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 29/5 K/BB ratio. The 23-year-old will get another shot at the Orioles -- or they'll get another shot at him -- when the two sides meet up Friday in Baltimore.
Jun 24 - 7:28 PM

Wilson Ramos is batting sixth and starting behind the plate in his Rays' debut on Saturday.

Ramos was activated from the disabled list a day early after looking strong on his minor league rehab assignment. With Derek Norris out of the picture, he'll take over as the club's primary starting catcher and immediately becomes one of the top offensive options behind the plate in all fantasy formats.
Jun 24 - 12:15 PM

Rays activated C Wilson Ramos from the 60-day disabled list.

Ramos is expected to make his Rays' debut on Saturday. The 29-year-old backstop had a career year in 2016, slashing .307/.354/.496 with 22 homers and 80 RBI in only 131 games before suffering a season-ending knee injury. He shouldn't be available on any waiver wires, but if he is in shallow leagues, pounce now.
Jun 24 - 8:47 AM

Wilson Ramos (knee) will be activated from the disabled list on Saturday.

He had been expected to rejoin the Rays on Sunday, but they'll bring him up a day early. The 29-year-old signed a two-year, $12.5 million deal over the offseason after undergoing major right knee surgery in October. When healthy, he's one of the top offensive catchers in all of baseball.
Jun 23 - 11:31 PM

Rays designated C Derek Norris for assignment.

It's a tough break for the veteran backstop who went 3-for-3 with a homer run and three runs scored in Friday's lopsided victory, but Wilson Ramos is set to be activated from the disabled list on Saturday. Norris shouldn't be out of work for long as several clubs could use an offensive upgrade behind the plate.
Jun 23 - 11:29 PM

Derek Norris went 3-for-3 with a homer and three runs scored as the Rays clobbered the Orioles 15-5 on Friday.

Norris belted a two-run shot off of Ubaldo Jimenez in the third inning, increasing the Rays' advantage to 9-2. Even with the monster offensive effort, Norris is still hitting a disappointing .201/.258/.380 with nine homers and 24 RBI on the year.
Jun 23 - 10:49 PM

Logan Morrison swatted his 22nd home run of the season as the Rays pounded Ubaldo Jimenez and the Orioles on Friday night in Tampa Bay.

Morrison blasted an RBI triple in the first inning and plated a run with a ground ball in the fifth inning before crushing his solo homer off of Miguel Castro in the seventh. He finished the night 3-for-5 with three runs scored and three RBI. Morrison is now hitting .250/.356/.582 with 22 bombs and 54 RBI in his unexpected breakout season.
Jun 23 - 10:47 PM

Shane Peterson homered and collected a career-high four RBI as the Rays crushed the Orioles on Friday.

Peterson plated a run with an RBI ground out during a four-run uprising in the first inning. He then tagged Ubaldo Jimenez for a two-run homer in the third and chipped in a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning. He finished the night 1-for-3 and is now hitting .268/.326/.463 with two homers and 10 RBI in his limited action this season.
Jun 23 - 10:44 PM


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