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Rays trade Mahtook to Tigers

The Tigers have acquired outfielder Mikie Mahtook from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
Via Rays.com
1 hour ago

Adames looking forward to big league camp

After being named the Rays' top prospect by MLBPipeline.com, 21-year-old shortstop Willy Adames is ready for the next step of attending Spring Training as a member on the 40-man roster.
Via Rays.com
8 hours ago

Tampa Bay Rays: Finalizing Deal with Shawn Tolleson

The Tampa Bay Rays are adding a veteran arm and depth to their bullpen with the imminent signing of free agent Shawn Tolleson. The Tampa Bay Rays are very close to finalizing a deal with reliever Shaw Tolleson formally of the Texas Rangers, who was non-tendered last month after declining an assignment to Triple-A and […] Tampa Bay Rays: Finalizing Deal with Shawn Tolleson - Rays...
Via Rays Colored Glasses
18 hours ago

Tampa Bay Rays: Can the Bullpen Issues be Solved In-House

The Tampa Bay Rays have in-house options to possibly solve their bullpen issues. However, can those in-house options do the job. It seems that every team in major league baseball wants to refurbish their bullpen in the off season. Sometimes they are looking for a high leverage closer but most of the time they are […] Tampa Bay Rays: Can the Bullpen Issues be Solved In-House - Rays...
Via Rays Colored Glasses
1 day ago

One year later, the Rays continue their Stadium search

After a year of hunting, the Rays still haven't found a new home This week marks the one-year anniversary since the City of St. Petersburg gave the Rays permission to consider stadium sites anywhere in Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. Although there has yet to be any public announcement of a proposed site, the Rays and public officials on both sides of Tampa Bay have been active...
Via DRaysBay
1 day ago

Tampa Bay Rays: Settle With Nine, Arbitration for Odorizzi

The Tampa Bay Rays reached agreement with nine of their 10 arbitration eligible players , will head to a February hearing with Odorizzi. The Tampa Bay Rays and nine of their 10 arbitration eligible players all reached agreement on contracts for the 2017 season with the exception pitcher of Jake Odorizzi, who will now go […] Tampa Bay Rays: Settle With Nine, Arbitration for Odorizzi...
Via Rays Colored Glasses
1 day ago

Tampa Bay Rays come to terms with nine arbitration eligibles

Hurler Jake Odorizzi is the only Ray headed to arbitration in 2017. (Photo Credit: Reinhold Matay/USA Today Sports) With the passing of the MLB arbitration deadline on Friday, the Tampa Bay Rays reached deals with nine of their 10 arbitration-eligible players, with hurler Jake Odorizzi the lone holdout. The team reached agreements on 2017 contracts with Alex Cobb, Brad Boxberger...
Via X-Rays Spex
2 days ago

Report: Carl Crawford likely headed into retirement

After 15 seasons in the MLB, four All-Star apperances, one Silver Slugger Award, one Gold Glove Award, and four seasons leading the American League in stolen bases, Carl Crawford appears ready to call it quits. According to a report by Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe on Saturday quoting an unnamed Los Angeles Dodgers official, the veteran outfielder “has pretty much called it...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kiermaier, 8 other Rays avoid arbitration with 1-year deals

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Defensive whiz Kevin Kiermaier was among nine players who agreed to one-year contracts with the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday to avoid salary arbitration. Kiermaier agreed to a deal for $2,975,000. He made $514,400 last season while winning his second straight Gold Glove Award in center field. The Rays also agreed to give substantial raises to infielder Brad...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tracking the Rays at the arbitration deadline

Corey Dickerson settled for $3.025-million through arbitration today. (Photo Credit: Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Times) With the arbitration deadline looming Friday afternoon at 1:00 pm, the Tampa Bay Rays boast 10 arbitration eligible players on the roster: Alex Cobb (5.061) – $4.0MM Erasmo Ramirez (3.158) – $3.5MM Brad Boxberger (3.109) – $1.5MM Corey Dickerson (3.101) ...
Via X-Rays Spex
5 days ago

Rays claim OF Coats, designate RHP Floro for assignment

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays have claimed outfielder Jason Coats off waivers from the Chicago White Sox and designated right-handed pitcher Dylan Floro for assignment. The team announced the moves Wednesday. Coats appeared in 28 games with the White Sox last season, batting .200 with one homer and four RBIs. Floro made his major league debut for the Rays in 2016...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Colby Rasmus agrees to deal with Rays

Colby Rasmus is back in the American League East. According to a report by Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports on Monday, the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a deal with the free agent outfielder. Rasmus, 30, managed 15 home runs and 54 RBIs in 107 appearances for the Houston Astros last season but posted an anemic .206/.286/.355 slash line (all career lows). He was a strong asset defensively...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 ZiPS Projections – Tampa Bay Rays

After having typically appeared in the very famous pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past few years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Tampa Bay Rays. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Arizona / Atlanta / Chicago NL / Cleveland...
Via Fangraphs
December 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays were lone team to vote against MLB CBA

The new collective bargaining agreement between Major League Baseball and the MLBPA was ratified this week. The MLBPA’s executive board unanimously approved the CBA, while MLB’s owners approved the agreement by a 29-1 vote. The “1” really doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things, but the one owner to cast a dissenting vote was Stuart Sternberg of the Tampa Bay Rays...
Via The Comeback
December 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Rays reportedly have high asking price for Alex Colome

The Tampa Bay Rays won’t be selling off their All-Star closer haphazardly. According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Monday, the Rays are receiving inquiries for Alex Colome, but their asking price is high because they believe they have little chance of contending without him. Sources: #Rays getting inquiries on Colome, but setting price they believe is appropriately...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Nabs Wilson Ramos at a Bargain

This was not how it was supposed to go. Wilson Ramos, coming off the best season of his career at 29 years old, wasn’t supposed to sign only a two-year deal for $12.5 million ($18.25 million with incentives). Especially not with the Tampa Bay Rays, who won just 68 games last season. Yet this past Tuesday, that’s exactly what happened. When we talked Friday about Washington adding...
Via The Sports Post
December 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Wilson Ramos Is Something Completely Different for the Rays

Last night, the Tampa Bay Rays signed Wilson Ramos for two years and $12 million, with nearly $18.25 million available in all if he meets certain incentives. Ramos represented an interesting case for potential suitors. At 29, he’d just produced the best season of his career. He’d also sustained, and is currently rehabbing, the worst injury of his career — one that will prevent...
Via Fangraphs
December 07, 2016  |  Discuss
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