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Series Preview: Royals vs. Tampa Bay Rays, July 6-9

The Kansas City Royals welcome in the Tampa Bay Rays as the two teams face off for the first time in 2015. The Rays are hanging tight in a parity-filled American League East, trailing the first place Yankees by just two games. After struggling offensively for quite some time, the Rays broke out in a […]
Via Pine Tar Press
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch Rays' Kevin Kiermaier freak out over a pigeon

MAN DOWN!During Friday night's game against the New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier had to be feeling pretty good, driving in a go-ahead run in the 12th - only to be knocked down a few pegs by a pigeon:Luckily, narrowly, Kiermaier came away unscathed.
Via Fox Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier startled by pigeon (Video)

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier dove backwards onto the ground after being startled by a pigeon during the 12th inning of Friday night's game in the Bronx. Kiermaier had just hit a single to center field to drive in a run and give the Rays a 4-3 lead over the New York Yankees. Kiermaier had just finished unstrapping his leg pad when he saw the pigeon out of the corner...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays CF Kevin Kiermaier had a pigeon fly right into his head at Yankee Stadium last night

Tampa Bay Ray Kevin Kiermaier had a pigeon fly right into his head last night. He flew right into his head. Like he couldn't avoid it.Never seen that before. Bird into a man's head..Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays' Kevin Kiermaier gets knocked down by rude pigeon (VIDEO)

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier didn’t quite get attacked by a rogue pigeon at Yankee Stadium Friday night, but it did show him who's boss. During the 12th inning of the Rays-Yankees game, the feathered fiend swooped down on Kiermaier while he was standing at first base. .@KKiermaier39 drives in a run – and the bird ruins EVERYTHING: http://t.co/9UJ8BoDhWs pic...
Via The Other Paper
2 days ago  |  Discuss

David DeJesus Enjoys An In-Game Ice Cream

When a baseball game goes long, you can’t help but get yourself a snack. So why not grab some ice cream in the 12th inning? The strawberry shortcake ice cream on a stick? Extra points for a classic. And it helped the Rays in the top of the 12th inning as they scored two runs, but they gave up four in the bottom of the inning to lose to the Yankees on Friday night. Maybe celery...
Via Food and Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays activate first baseman James Loney from DL

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have activated first baseman James Loney from the 15-day disabled list and inserted him into the cleanup spot for their game against the New York Yankees. Loney was out with a broken finger since sustaining the injury sliding headfirst into third base on May 24. He played two rehab games before his return Friday night. "Ready to go," Loney said...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NERD Game Scores: A Chris Archer Resume-Building Event

Devised originally in response to a challenge issued by viscount of the internet Rob Neyer, and expanded at the request of nobody, NERD scores represent an attempt to summarize in one number (and on a scale of 0-10) the likely aesthetic appeal or watchability, for the learned fan, of a player or team or game. […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays’ Matt Moore returns from Tommy John recovery, earns no decision against the Cleveland Indians

On Thursday afternoon, Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore was back on the mound for the first time since Apr. 7, 2014. The left-hander made his first start of the 2015 season against the Cleveland Indians at Tropicana Field after missing nearly 14 months because of Tommy John surgery and subsequent recovery. For the day, Moore pitched 4 2/3 innings and gave up four earned...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
3 days ago  |  Discuss

One pitch away: Carrasco loses no-hitter in bottom of the 9th

One. Pitch. That’s how close Indians righthander Carlos Carrasco was to no-hitting the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field Wednesday night. WFNY will have a full game recap tomorrow morning, but here’s the quick and dirty of what happened. Carrasco was perfect through six innings. He struck out 10, including two hitters in the each of the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth innings...
Via Waiting For Next Year
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New home for Tampa Bay Rays?

Baseball is evolving, and over the past ten years many franchises have constructed brand new, state of the arc venues for their teams to play in. With fans having more and more reasons to just sit on their couch and watch the game on big flat screen televisions, teams are looking to draw fans in to stadiums by bringing the best new technology, food options, unobstructed views of...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays players were abundant in Port Charlotte for rehab assignments on Tuesday night

The Charlotte Stone Crabs, the Single-A Advanced affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, had the benefit of extensive major league experience in their lineup on Tuesday night. James Loney, Andrew Bellatti and John Jaso all started for Charlotte as part of their minor league rehab assignments when the team hosted the Clearwater Threshers at Charlotte Sports Park. Loney began his rehab assignment...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays: Matt Moore set to return

Starting pitcher Matt Moore looks to duplicate his 2013 stats as he returns from Tommy John Surgery on Thursday. The Tampa Bay Rays receive some good news. Yesterday, starting pitcher Matt Moore was cleared to rejoin the club’s rotation. Moore threw a 35-pitch bullpen session on Monday. After the Rays 7-1 defeat against the Indians later that night, the organization confirmed...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays sign 2015 first-round pick Garrett Whitley

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays have signed outfielder Garrett Whitley, their first-round selection from the 2015 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft and the No. 13 pick overall. He will join the Gulf Coast League Rays. Whitley, 18, was the sixth high school outfielder taken by the Rays with their first overall selection (Josh Sale, 2010; Delmon Young, 2003;...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays OF Grady Sizemore Ends Cody Anderson's Perfect Game Bid With Home Run

Indians starting pitcher Cody Anderson has gotten his career off to a pretty good start. His first start was June 21 when he threw 7 2/3 shut out innings. He got his second start Monday night and came within striking distance of pitching immortality--the perfect game. However, thanks to a former Indian. Grady Sizemore, his shot at perfction was broken up in the seventh inning.Sizemore...
Via FatManWriting
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays call up Grady Sizemore

The Rays in an attempt to boost their lineup, called up Grady Sizemore to play DH and to specifically get at bats against right handed pitching. Grady Sizemore is a player who has been derailed by injuries during his span with the Cleveland Indians and the Rays are hoping he can add a little life to their offense. The Rays purchased his 1 year, $2 million dollar contract from...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers add Alexi Casilla from Rays for PTBNL or cash considerations

In an effort to add some minor league depth in the infield the Tigers made a move today to acquire 30-year old Alexi Casilla from the Tampa Bay Rays for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The Tigers have acquired infielder Alexi Casilla from the Rays for a player to be named later. — anthony fenech (@anthonyfenech) June 29, 2015 The switch hitting Casilla is...
Via The Majors Detroit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Former All-Star Grady Sizemore back in big leagues with Rays

  The Tampa Bay Rays have purchased the contract of three-time All-Star Grady Sizemore from Class A Charlotte. Sizemore, released by Philadelphia on June 1, signed with the Rays two weeks later. He spent the past week playing for Charlotte. The 32-year old outfielder joined the Rays on Sunday and was the designated hitter against Boston. He has a .265 batting average in 10 major...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays Recall Former Red Sox Grady Sizemore For Series Finale Vs. Boston

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays have purchased the contract of three-time All-Star Grady Sizemore from the Class-A Charlotte Stone Crabs. Sizemore, released by the Philadelphia Phillies on June 1, signed with the Rays two weeks later. He spent the past week playing for Charlotte. The 32-year-old outfielder joined the Rays on Sunday for their series finale against his...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays buoyed by Matt Moore’s return

There’s nothing better than getting a top-flight pitcher back from a long-term injury.  Well, unless you’re the Tampa Bay Rays and you’re already in first place in your division without him. The Rays, who began Saturday with a slender lead in the American League East over the New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays, are welcoming the return of Matt Moore...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Resurgent Tampa Bay Rays

We shouldn’t be surprised anymore when the Tampa Bay Rays perform well. Since dropping the Devil Rays moniker after the 2007 season they went on to make the playoffs four of the next seven years. Despite the loss of manager Joe Maddon and Andrew Friedman—head of baseball operations since November 2005—in the same offseason, we’re almost halfway through the 2015 campaign...
Via The Sports Post
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rays are winning and they’re not going to stop

Last year and this past winter saw the Tampa Bay Rays trade away David Price, Ben Zobrist, and Wil Myers. These moves were not widely lauded and most thought there wasn’t a chance the Rays could compete this year. As of the morning of June 24th, the Rays are first in the AL East with a 41-32 record (3rd best in AL, 7th best in MLB). This has prompted me to ask two questions...
Via The Outside Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Young Rays fan stops homer ball from drilling little girl with nifty grab (vid)

A young Tampa Bay Rays spared a little girl from possibly a serious injury when he stuck out his glove and snagged a home run ball mere moments before it likely would have drilled her. It occurred during the eighth inning of Tampa’s 4-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field on Rays...Read More The post Young Rays fan stops homer ball from drilling little girl with...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chris Archer catches fan's kiss, throws it away

Chris Archer has become one of the best pitchers in the MLB, but the Tampa Bay Rays' ace is also dynamite with the fans.
Via Gamedayr
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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