Forsythe, Rays need big ASG ballot push

Forsythe, Rays need big ASG ballot push

ST. PETERSBURG -- Major League Baseball released the final update of the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot on Monday and no Rays players could be found among the leaders, including Logan Forsythe.

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Moore on track to rejoin Rays' rotation this week

Left-hander throws 35-pitch bullpen session Monday; could start Thursday

Moore on track to rejoin Rays' rotation this week

ST. PETERSBURG -- Rays left-hander Matt Moore has seemingly cleared the last hurdle on his way back from the Tommy John surgery he underwent on April 22, 2014.

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Sizemore has three hits in Rays' debut

Batting second as DH, veteran delivers RBI single; Andriese optioned to Triple-A to open roster spot

Sizemore has three hits in Rays' debut

ST. PETERSBURG -- Grady Sizemore got his first start for the Rays and banged out three hits in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Red Sox after being selected from Class A Charlotte.

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Archer hurt by HRs in loss to Red Sox

Archer hurt by HRs in loss to Red Sox

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Red Sox used three home runs and a solid start from Justin Masterson to earn a 5-3 win over the Rays in Sunday afternoon's rubber game at Tropicana Field.

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Once again, Archer can't corral Red Sox

Rays ace allows three HRs, falls to 1-6 against Boston

Once again, Archer can't corral Red Sox

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Red Sox continue to be Chris Archer's No. 1 nemesis.

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Rays ride homers, Andriese to defeat Red Sox

Rays ride homers, Andriese to defeat Red Sox

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays belted three homers and got a stellar start from rookie Matt Andriese to snap a two-game losing streak in a 4-1 win over the Red Sox on Saturday afternoon at Tropicana Field.

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Elmore's homer lands in hallowed grounds

Elmore's homer lands in hallowed grounds

ST. PETERSBURG -- Jake Elmore went to the shrine on Saturday afternoon and came away with a two-run homer that paved the way for a 4-1 Rays win over the Red Sox at Tropicana Field.

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Andriese turns in dazzling start vs. Red Sox

Andriese turns in dazzling start vs. Red Sox

ST. PETERSBURG -- Flexibility has been critical for Matt Andriese this season. He's been a starter and reliever at Triple-A Durham and the big league level.

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Beckham activated, optioned to Triple-A

Beckham activated, optioned to Triple-A

ST. PETERSBURG -- Infielder Tim Beckham was reinstated off the 15-day disabled list on Saturday and optioned to Triple-A Durham.

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After forcing extras, Rays fall to Red Sox

After forcing extras, Rays fall to Red Sox

ST. PETERSBURG -- Second baseman Brock Holt delivered a clutch single in the 10th inning to give the Red Sox a 4-3 win over the Rays on Friday night at Tropicana Field.

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Colome struggles with walks in no-decision

Colome struggles with walks in no-decision

ST. PETERSBURG -- Alex Colome was hardly overpowering in the Rays' 4-3 loss to the Red Sox on Friday night, as his line score (six innings pitched, four hits, five walks, two strikeouts) will clearly attest.

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Krauss notches RBI in debut with Rays

Krauss notches RBI in debut with Rays

ST. PETERSBURG -- New first baseman Marc Krauss went 1-for-2 with an RBI double during his debut with the Rays in a 4-3 loss to the Red Sox on Friday night.

"He got a big hit. Impacted us, got us on the board early," said Rays manager Kevin Cash. "It's not an easy thing to do to get on a plane and fly cross-country, and then come in here with nobody you know and get plugged in the lineup. I thought he handled it really well."

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Metzler to step in as Rays' scouting director

Harrison to move from that position to senior advisor, scouting/baseball ops

ST. PETERSBURG -- Rob Metzler will take over from R.J. Harrison as the Rays scouting director.

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Butler's simple approach difficult on pitchers

Rays rookie establishing himself on and off the field

Butler's simple approach difficult on pitchers

ST. PETERSBURG -- Joey Butler? Rays manager Kevin Cash has fielded that question many times this season, so he chuckled before answering. "Joey can hit. Write it."

Yes, the 29-year-old rookie continues to reaffirm what Cash has been saying since early in Spring Training. Butler takes a team-leading .327 average with six home runs and 20 RBIs into Thursday's off-day. Despite his age and baseball pedigree, Butler has inserted himself into the American League Rookie of the Year Award race.

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Rays acquire Krauss from Angels for Winkler

Infielder Franklin optioned to Triple-A Durham to make room on roster

Rays acquire Krauss from Angels for Winkler

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays did not play on Thursday, but the front office didn't rest as it pulled the trigger on a deal with the Angels to acquire first baseman/outfielder Marc Krauss for Minor League right-hander Kyle Winkler.

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Rays' Snell, Shaffer picked for Futures Game

Rays' Snell, Shaffer picked for Futures Game

The first two members to represent the Rays during the All-Star break have been revealed.

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Callis: 'Futures' is now for rising prospect Snell

Hard work in Minor Leagues paid off for previously under-the-radar players

Callis: 'Futures' is now for rising prospect Snell

As always, the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game will feature many of baseball's most exciting Minor League talents. Slated for July 12 at Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park, the showcase will include the game's top pitching prospect (Nationals right-hander Lucas Giolito), a dazzling all-around shortstop (Philadelphia's J.P. Crawford) and the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 Draft (Astros righty Mark Appel).

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Karns takes no-no into 6th in pitchers' duel

Righty allows first hit of ballgame in stellar matchup

Karns takes no-no into 6th in pitchers' duel

ST. PETERSBURG -- While Marco Estrada was in the midst of a perfect-game bid, Nathan Karns was in the process of going stride for stride with him in the Rays' 1-0 loss to the Blue Jays Wednesday at Tropicana Field.

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Rays battle but get outdueled in extras

Rays battle but get outdueled in extras

ST. PETERSBURG -- Marco Estrada carried a perfect game into the eighth inning as the Blue Jays and Rays were locked into an intense pitchers' duel until Toronto's Chris Colabello hit a solo homer in the top of the 12th inning to secure a 1-0 victory on Wednesday. The game also featured a spectacular diving catch by Josh Donaldson that gave Estrada a shot at making history.

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Forsythe breaks up Estrada's perfect game

Forsythe breaks up Estrada's perfect game

ST. PETERSBURG -- Sometimes the softest-hit balls can be the most devastating.

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Archer keeps up masterful run vs. Jays

Rays ace sits first 13 batters, stifles potent lineup over 8 innings

Archer keeps up masterful run vs. Jays

ST. PETERSBURG -- Kevin Cash didn't see anything out of the ordinary from Chris Archer on Tuesday night, when the Rays ace flirted with perfection.

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Archer visits RBI program, hopes to make a difference

Archer visits RBI program, hopes to make a difference

CLEVELAND -- Chris Archer sat on a bench on the first-base side of field No. 3 at Brookside Park in Cleveland. Before him were a group of children on a dusty diamond, participating in a Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) camp, put on by the Cleveland Baseball Federation.

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Asdrubal's HR key as Archer tames Toronto

Asdrubal's HR key as Archer tames Toronto

ST. PETERSBURG -- Chris Archer and R.A. Dickey engaged in a pitchers' duel Tuesday night at Tropicana Field, but ultimately it was Archer and the Rays who came out on top, defeating the Blue Jays, 4-3, to even the series at one game apiece.

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Butler sparks Rays with hustle on wacky relay

Rookie scores from 2B on deep flyout, botched throw

Butler sparks Rays with hustle on wacky relay

ST. PETERSBURG -- At first, it looked as if Logan Forsythe's flyout to deep right-center field in the fifth inning Tuesday night would be a routine play, but just as Kevin Pillar ran into the wall after making the catch, the wackiness ensued.

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Lightning strikes: Rays host NHL team

Bishop leads way with 4 homers during BP at The Trop

Lightning strikes: Rays host NHL team

ST. PETERSBURG -- After a tremendous season with the NHL Eastern Conference champion Tampa Bay Lightning, goalie Ben Bishop looked like he was trying to add a spot on the Rays' roster to his resume.

The Rays hosted five Lightning players (Brian Boyle, Braydon Coburn, Alex Killorn, Steven Stamkos and Bishop) Tuesday at Tropicana Field, allowing them to visit the clubhouse and take batting practice prior to the game.

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Rays recall Yates, option Romero to Durham

Rays recall Yates, option Romero to Durham

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays recalled right-hander Kirby Yates from Triple-A Durham prior to Tuesday night's game against the Blue Jays.

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