RAYS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Minor League Monday - Tom Murphy awarded by the topes' and Steve Geltz promoted by the Rays

Steve Geltz - Durham (AAA) -> Tampa Bay It's been more than a month since Geltz gave up a run in Durham. That pulled his sagging ERA from round six to 3.38 and it appears it's been noticed by the Tampa Bay Rays. #wp_MLB Geltz optioned back to Triple-A Durham https://t.co/63G7eozASS — webpoint (@webpoint) August 29, 2016 Geltz was recalled to Tampa this weekend...
Via Bull Run
3 hours ago

What Rays fans will be talking about today

The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS 10, Astros 4 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Matt Duffy has been good in his first two weeks with the Rays. In 14 games, he has 17 hits and 2 walks. And on Sunday he hit his first home run with the Rays, a 2-run shot in the 8th inning that turned a 1-run game into a 3...
Via Rays Index
3 hours ago

The New What Next: Rays vs Red Sox — a series preview

The Tampa Bay Rays salvaged the series finale against the Houston Astros on Sunday. (Photo Credit: Tampa Bay Rays) The Tampa Bay Rays make a quick jaunt into Boston on Monday, where they’ll take on the Red Sox for the second time in a week. Tampa Bay is coming off a 10-4 win against the Astros, on Sunday, after dropping the first two games of the set, while Boston went 1-2 in...
Via X-Rays Spex
7 hours ago

Should Alex Colomé really be the closer for the Tampa Bay Rays?

Believe it or not, this article is not in response to Alex Colomé’s blown save Aug. 26 against the Houston Astros. I haven’t been on board with the switch in closers for the Tampa Bay Rays since Brad Boxberger went down; this is just a good time to bring it up with that blown save being fresh in our minds. Let me be clear: Colomé has absolutely proven his ability to close...
Via isportsweb.com
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Archer reaches 200-K milestone for 2nd straight year

Chris Archer reached one milestone while avoiding another on Sunday.
Via Rays.com
18 hours ago

Cobb to join Rays in Boston, pitch over weekend

Alex Cobb will join the team in Boston on Monday and will likely make his first start of the season on Friday or Saturday.
Via Rays.com
22 hours ago

Bear or Bull: The Miller’s Tale

Prior to the 2016 season, Brad Miller had been viewed as something of a tweener - an average defensive shortstop at best whose offensive potential never quite translated into consistent production at the MLB level. The Seattle Mariners finally grew tired of Miller's inconsistency and lack of improvement and traded him away in a six player deal to the Tampa Bay Rays this offseason...
Via Razzball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rays option Mahtook to Triple-A, recall Geltz

The Tampa Bay Rays have recalled right-handed pitcher Steve Geltz and optioned outfielder Mikie Mahtook to Triple-A Durham. Geltz is 28 years old and has been in the Rays organization for four years. He made his Tampa Bay debut in 2014 and then last season, he posted a 3.74 ERA in 70 appearances, 68 of which […] The post Rays option Mahtook to Triple-A, recall Geltz appeared first...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Rays’ Blake Snell leaves game after taking line drive off foot

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell wasn’t particularly sharp Saturday night, but it was a line drive off his foot that was his undoing. Gonzalez hits a comebacker that hits Snell in the foot. Bounces back to home, where C Wilson throws high to 1B. Marwin to 2B. #Astros — Angel Verdejo Jr. (@ahverdejo) […] The post Rays’ Blake Snell leaves game after taking line drive...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Tampa Bay Rays Cut Ties with Desmond Jennings

Currently on the disabled list for the second time this season and the sixth time in six years, the Tampa Bay Rays have finally decided to release outfielder Desmond Jennings. Considered the Tampa Bay Rays fifth best prospect heading into the 2009 season and ranked among the top 20 prospects in baseball entering the 2010 […] Tampa Bay Rays Cut Ties with Desmond Jennings - Rays...
Via Rays Colored Glasses
1 day ago

Rays 8/26/16 starting lineup, Nick Franklin returns from concussion DL, etc

Blake Snell looks to bounce back from a triplet of less than stellar outings this afternoon, opposite of fellow lefty Dallas Keuchel. (Photo Credit: Tampa Bay Rays) After Friday’s disappointing loss to Houston, the Rays will take on the Astros again tonight. Rookie LHP Blake Snell will take the mound for Tampa Bay, opposite of 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel...
Via X-Rays Spex
1 day ago

The Desmond Jennings era is over as the Rays finally let go of their ‘fool’s gold hope’

The Desmond Jennings era is over. On Friday, the Rays released the oft-injured and oft-underperforming outfielder after seven seasons with the club. Cash spoke about the move, via Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. “It was time,” Cash said. “Best for him, best for us going forward.” The Rays cited Jennings’ inability to stay healthy as a huge factor in the decision, with...
Via Rays Index
1 day ago

Desmond Jennings to be released from the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday

HOUSTON (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays will release outfielder Desmond Jennings on Saturday.The team announced the impending move on Friday before opening a series against the Houston Astros.Manager Kevin Cash says: "It was time. Best for him. Best for us going forward ... unfortunately it just didn't work out. Couldn't quite get him on the field as much as we would have liked. We had...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays to release longtime OF Desmond Jennings

Desmond Jennings is about to catch the next plane out of Tampa Bay. The Rays announced on Friday that they will be releasing the struggling outfielder on Saturday. The #Rays will be releasing OF Desmond Jennings tomorrow. — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) August 26, 2016 The 29-year-old used to be one of the top prospects in the Rays organization and has been with the team...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays to release OF Desmond Jennings on Saturday

HOUSTON (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays will release outfielder Desmond Jennings on Saturday. The team announced the impending move on Friday before opening a series against the Houston Astros. Manager Kevin Cash says: ''It was time. Best for him. Best for us going forward ... unfortunately it just didn't work out. Couldn't quite get him on the field as much as we would have liked. We...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Romero strikes out Ortiz to end it, Rays hold off Red Sox

ST .PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Enny Romero earned his first major league save, relieving with two outs in the ninth inning and fanning Red Sox slugger David Ortiz to give the Tampa Bay Rays a 2-1 win Wednesday and a four-game split with the Red Sox. After Tyler Sturdevant struck out Hanley Ramirez and Jackie Bradley Jr. to begin the ninth, Romero was summoned. Romero sent Ortiz to the...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Archer mocks himself over hilarious hoodie mishap

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer has gone viral for forgetting how to put on a sweatshirt, and he is taking it quite well. Archer was in the process of putting on a hoodie after the fifth inning of his team’s eventual loss to the Boston Red Sox Tuesday night when he was informed that he was not going back into the game. The brief conversation must have distracted him...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Can somebody help Chris Archer put on a hoodie?

If we’re being honest, we have all put on a shirt or sweatshirt backwards at least once in our lives. Given that assumption is accurate, then we should all be able to relate to the brief snafu Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer had with his hoodie in the dugout. After being informed he was being removed from a game against the Boston Red Sox, Archer proceeded to put his Rays...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays playoff hero Dan Johnson joins Dodgers as pitcher

Former Tampa Bay Rays playoff hero turned knuckleball pitcher Dan Johnson is getting another shot with a major league organization, as the 37-year-old recently had his contract purchased by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Johnson, who has been a two-way player with the independent St. Paul Saints, will pitch at Double-A Tulsa. He had a 4-3 record with a 4.50 ERA with the Saints this season...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays: who’s questioning Evan Longoria now?

Standards are made in a hope that the individual who made them is able to maintain them. Whether that is warranted or not amongst the opinions of outside individuals is debatable, yet somehow one “flash in the pan” run is supposed to solidify the talents of an athlete for an entire career. Anything less, Heaven forbid, anything significantly less, can be detrimental to a career...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays infielder drilled in head by bat (VIDEO)

A scary moment took place on Wednesday when Rays infielder Nick Franklin got hit in the head by a swinging bat while standing in the on-deck circle. Teammate Kevin Kiermaier was beginning to warm up, so he began swinging the bat around. Unfortunately, he had no idea that Franklin was near, and he hit the infielder in the head with his backswing. Franklin, somehow, remained in the...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays infielder Nick Franklin hit in head by bat in on-deck circle

The on-deck circle can be a weird, bizarre and somewhat dangerous place, and it certainly was that for Rays infielder Nick Franklin on Wednesday afternoon. In the bottom of the first, Franklin went down to pick something up. Teammate Kevin Kiermaier, not realizing that Franklin was there, continued to take warm-up cuts anyway, and hit his teammate in the head. Franklin stayed...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Kiermaier’s Got a New Plan

Kevin Kiermaier missed a good chunk of the season after breaking his glove hand in late May, and that’s a shame, because when Kiermaier is in the field, he’s among the most exciting players in baseball. Kiermaier is must-see television with a glove in his hand. Decidedly less so at the plate. He’s been roughly a league-average hitter through 1,100 career plate appearances,...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays: Alex Cobb rehab update

With the type of year the Tampa Bay Rays (47-69) are having, clinging to positives, regardless of how big or small, makes the smarting season feel a bit more bearable. One of them being that Rays’ ace, Alex Cobb, is making steady progress working his way up through the minors, with the potential to make a few appearances at the end of the current season. Cobb went under the knife...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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