Offsetting that negative stat is the fact the Rays continue to lead the Major Leagues in walks.
Only once in Major League history has a team led the Major Leagues in walks while finishing last in batting. That team was the 1914 Yankees when they hit .229 and drew 577 walks. That team went 70-84 and finished sixth in the American League.
The Rays rank just below Oakland and Seattle (both are hitting .232). In the DH era (since 1973), there has never been a season when the American League had the three lowest-hitting teams in the Major Leagues.
Rays hitters are hitting just .188 with runners in scoring position since the All-Star break.