Tampa Bay Rays

January 03, 2011 - 3:52 pm
According to a baseball source, the Tampa Bay Rays are one of "several teams" to express interest in former Red Sox reliever Manny Delcarmen , who became a free agent in December when the Colorado Rockies elected not to tender the right-hander a contract. Delcarmen, who had emerged as a key...
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July 26, 2010 - 10:04 am
Jon Morosi of Fox Sports has tweeted that the Rays are interested in Diamondbacks reliever Chad Qualls , according to source. Morosi notes that the team would consider trading for the right-hander "if he shows even a little consistency." The problem with that scenario is that Qualls has shown very...
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July 26, 2010 - 7:09 am
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports writes that according to major league sources, the Rays will not look to move center fielder B.J. Upton , despite the amount of interest he's drawn. Though the 25-year-old is hitting only .228, Tampa Bay doesn't feel top prospect Desmond Jennings is ready to fill in and...
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July 19, 2010 - 9:24 am
Former Red Sox outfielder Rocco Baldelli is set to end his time as a roving instructor for the Rays and sign a minor league deal with Tampa Bay, according to Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times . Baldelli is expected to sign with the Rays on Monday and DH for High-A Charlotte. Baldelli is...
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September 13, 2009 - 12:47 pm
Jon Lester and James Shields are going to try this again. In the world of baseball, they technically never started at all. Yet Lester did start. On Friday night he threw 23 pitches in the first inning against the Rays before the game was postponed, forcing today's doubleheader. Perhaps it was all...
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September 13, 2009 - 7:29 am
In the waning days of the season, the eyes of the American League are trained on events occurring in Boston and Arlington, Texas. The Red Sox and the Rangers are chasing the final playoff berth and coming into Sunday they are separated by three games for the Wild Card. This weekend events in the...
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August 04, 2009 - 9:53 am
Good afternoon New England! Please welcome the game of baseball back in to your consciousness after yesterday's night off. Tonight's game starts an immensely important stretch of the current road trip in Tampa/St. Pete against Dick Vitale's favorite team . On the hill for the Rays is ALCS Game 7...
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September 17, 2008 - 7:20 am
A year ago, the Tampa Bay Rays went 66-96, good for the worst record in baseball. Towards the end of the season, however, manager Joe Maddon conjured the formula that he thought his team could use to reach the playoffs. He summarized the concept on T-shirts that he had ready for his Rays team when...
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September 16, 2008 - 5:34 am
Last night, Boston outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury clubbed his first homer since August 9 and went 2-for-5 as the Red Sox throttled the Rays, 13-5. Ellsbury has had an uneven first full season in the majors, hitting .267 with a .329 OBP, .701 OPS, 8 homers and 45 RBIs. But amidst the inconsistent...
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