Rays News

  • For Price, Rays get Franklin, Smyly, Adames

    The speculation is over. The Rays traded David Price to the Tigers in a three-team deal that also involved the Mariners on Thursday. With Price going to the Tigers, Austin Jackson will go from Detroit to Seattle, Nick Franklin will come to the Rays from the Mariners and Drew Smyly and Willy Adames, the Tigers' No. 3 prospect, also join the Rays from Detroit.

  • Rays planning ahead with haul in Price trade

    According to Andrew Friedman, the Rays' executive vice president of baseball operations, Tampa Bay must always keep an eye on the future while tending to the present. That strategy was in play Thursday, when the Rays traded ace David Price to the Tigers in a deal that also included the Mariners.

  • Rays deal makes financial, baseball sense

    From a financial perspective, the Rays couldn't realistically afford David Price in 2015. From a baseball perspective, they couldn't realistically afford not to trade him now.

  • Rays begin post-Price era against Angels

    When the Rays walk into the Tropicana Field clubhouse before their series opener against the Angels on Friday, the biggest question will be whether David Price walks in with them. No matter what, Jeremy Hellickson will have a game to pitch for the streaking Rays.

  • Bodley: Rays juggle present, future with trade

    At first blush, the Tampa Bay Rays should have somebody climb high atop Tropicana Field today and raise a white flag. But trading ace David Price is all part of the club's philosophy.

  • Hanigan still dealing with soreness, return pushed back

    Catcher Ryan Hanigan's timetable to return to the field has been pushed back, manager Joe Maddon said Tuesday.

  • Pleskoff: Romero viable option for Rays' staff

    Enny Romero has an "electric" arm. His main pitch is a sinking fastball that hits 97 mph without much effort. Romero does a good job of changing speeds, altering his velocity from 92 or 93 mph upwards. If his fastball is working well and if he's throwing strikes, his secondary pitches are all the more meaningful -- they include an 82 mph hard slider (or slurve) and an 86-mph changeup.

  • Rays roll as Zobrist's RBIs back Cobb's gem

    Alex Cobb allowed one run on three hits while striking out 12 in eight innings to claim his seventh win of the season, leading the Rays to a 5-1 win over the Brewers on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field.

  • Loney, Odorizzi put Rays back on track

    Tampa Bay appeared headed for a second consecutive loss Monday night after Boston snapped its nine-game winning streak on Sunday. Things just didn't seem to be going the Rays' way. But the Rays found a way, coming away with a 2-1 win over the Brewers at Tropicana Field.

  • Archer, Price respond to Ortiz's comments

    Rays pitchers David Price and Chris Archer responded to David Ortiz's postgame comments about Archer from Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Red Sox -- which were themselves in response to Archer's own postgame interview -- on Monday afternoon.

  • Rays designate Bedard; Peralta back from DL

    The Rays designated left-hander Erik Bedard for assignment on Monday to make room for right-hander Joel Peralta to return from the disabled list.

  • Rays lose challenge on potential double play

    The Rays used their challenge on a potential inning-ending double-play ball in the third inning of Monday's series opener against the Brewers.

  • Price, Jennings, Moore visit Rays Dugout Club rec centers

    David Price, Desmond Jennings, Matt Moore and members of the Rays training staff visited recreation centers around St. Petersburg on Monday as part of the Rays Dugout Club's "Eat Well, Play Well" program.

  • Archer calls out Big Papi for bat flip after HR

    One of David Ortiz's signature bat flips brought David Price's early-season criticism of the Boston slugger back to the forefront Sunday at Tropicana Field. But this time, it was Price's teammate Chris Archer who wasn't happy with Ortiz's actions.

  • Rays edged in attempt to win 10th straight

    Tampa Bay did not get the sweep, nor did it extend its winning streak to 10 games as Boston took a 3-2 win at Tropicana Field on Sunday afternoon with 25,221 watching.

  • Rays draftee Gillaspie No.1 in club's updated Top 20 list

    With the passing of the Draft signing deadline, teams have had a recent influx of talent into their farm systems, and with that, MLBPipeline.com has updated the Top 20 Prospects lists of all 30 teams.

  • Rays designate Oviedo, call up Hellickson

    The Rays designated righty reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo for assignment Saturday afternoon to make room for Jeremy Hellickson, who was called up from Class A Advanced Charlotte to start Saturday night's game against the Red Sox.

  • Rays on cloud nine after shutout of Red Sox

    The final score read like a pitchers' duel, but the Rays' ninth straight victory, a 3-0 win over the Red Sox on Saturday night, didn't exactly fit that description.