Rays News

  • Rays' Peralta experiencing flu-like symptoms

    Rays reliever Joel Peralta believes he's headed to the disabled list for the first time in his career due to symptoms that resemble those of the Chikungunya virus.

  • Odorizzi back at Busch, this time on mound

    Jake Odorizzi grew up in Highland, Ill., and like everyone he knew, he rooted for the Cardinals. On Tuesday, Odorizzi's family and friends, who "could be anywhere from 100 to 500," will look on as he gets the ball in Tampa Bay's series opener against the Cards, his first career start in St. Louis.

  • Waino, Odorizzi set for rematch in opener

    Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright will square off against Tampa Bay rookie Jake Odorizzi, just as they did in the clubs' first meeting of 2014 at Tropicana Field.

  • Ex-top Draft pick Beckham makes '14 debut

    Shortstop Tim Beckham, the top selection in the 2008 Draft, returned from a knee injury to play for the first time this season, as the designated hitter for the Rookie-level Rays on Monday night.

  • Rays eligible for Wednesday's Competitive Balance lottery

    Major League Baseball's version of the Draft lottery doesn't attract nearly as much attention as its NBA and NHL counterparts, mostly because baseball's top picks aren't determined randomly like they are in the other sports. But for 12 big league clubs, the Competitive Balance Lottery will provide them with a valuable extra selection in 2015.

  • Archer, Longo lead Rays to sweep of Twins

    Tampa Bay completed its sweep of Minnesota with a 5-3 win Sunday afternoon at Target Field. The Rays have won five straight and 14 of their last 18. Since June 11 they are 23-11. The Rays had lost 14 of 15 and were 15 games behind in the American League East on June 10.

  • Longo sets franchise 2B record, ties RBI mark

    Evan Longoria claimed a piece of the Rays' record book on Sunday when he passed former Tampa Bay outfielder Carl Crawford for the club's career doubles record with 216 and tied Crawford's career RBI record at 592.

  • Odorizzi to get first at-bat since high school

    Jake Odorizzi will be the next in line among Rays pitchers to try and get a hit this season when he starts against the Cardinals Tuesday night in St. Louis. He'll face Cards ace Adam Wainwright.

  • Rays' Molina gets day off amidst hot streak

    Jose Molina is in the midst of a season-long seven-game hitting streak, but he sat in Sunday afternoon's finale with the Rays.

  • Rays earn series win behind dominant Price

    Tampa Bay cinched its first series of the second half with a 5-1 win over Minnesota Saturday night at Target Field. The win came down to yet another stellar pitching performance from Rays ace David Price, who earned the win to move to 10-7 on the season.

  • Rays tracking Hellickson in Minors

    Due to the Rays' abundance of off-days this month, right-hander Jeremy Hellickson was optioned to the Minor Leagues last weekend in order to continue pitching while the Rays go with a four-man rotation.

  • Casali impresses in debut with Rays

    Curt Casali was selected from Triple-A Durham on Friday and made his Major League debut, starting at catcher against the Twins Friday night and collecting his first Major League hit in his first big league at-bat.

  • Longo's big double helps Rays down Twins

    Evan Longoria came through in the clutch, Alex Cobb looked like his old self and Ben Zobrist found his power stroke in a 6-2 Rays win over the Twins Friday night at Target Field.

  • Rays win one challenge, lose another in fifth

    Rays manager Joe Maddon won a challenge and lost a challenge in the fifth inning of Friday night's contest between Tampa Bay and Minnesota at Target Field.

  • Rays' Draft signings at deadline stand at 37

    Major League Baseball's signing deadline for players selected in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft passed Friday, and the Rays did well, signing 37 of their 41 players selected, including their top 25 picks.

  • Rays' Casali singles in first big league at-bat

    Curt Casali arrived in Minneapolis on Friday and made his Major League debut as the Rays' starting catcher in Friday night's 6-2 win over the Twins.

  • Oblique strain sends Rays' Hanigan to DL

    The Rays placed catcher Ryan Hanigan on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a left oblique strain. To take Hanigan's spot on the active roster, the Rays selected the contract of catcher Curt Casali from Triple-A Durham.