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If Rays starter Matt Andriese could take away any positives from his third start on Sunday, it's that he made it through his longest outing of the spring.
At least after one workout session, the new artificial playing surface at Tropicana Field has earned favorable reviews from Rays players.
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Rays starter Alex Cobb was scratched from a scheduled start in a Minor League intrasquad game at the team's training facility in Port Charlotte on Sunday because of left lower-back tightness.
Aaron Hicks continued to put up a strong fight in the Yankees' right-field competition, slugging his third spring homer and driving in three runs on Sunday in a 7-4 Grapefruit League victory over the Rays at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
The Rays' signing of free-agent catcher Derek Norris is now official. His arrival will dramatically affect the fortunes of the three catchers in the Rays' clubhouse.
Who do the Rays have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Tampa Bay's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Pablo Sandoval's three-run homer in the fifth led the Red Sox to a 7-5 win over the Rays on Saturday afternoon at Charlotte Sports Park.
Rays manager Kevin Cash said earlier in the week that Colby Rasmus, who has been used as a designated hitter but has not played the field, needed to be able to play a defensive position in order to be active for Opening Day. Rasmus is returning from offseason hip surgery.
Infielder Phil Gosselin had two hits, catcher Chris Stewart drove in a run and the Pirates capitalized on a handful of the Rays' mistakes in a 4-0 win at LECOM Park on Friday afternoon.
No big surprise: Chris Archer will be the Rays' Opening Day starter.
The Yankees and Rays played to a 5-5 tie as New York's Tyler Wade stole third and then scored on an error to knot the game up in the ninth Thursday afternoon at Charlotte Sports Park.
Chris Archer couldn't stay awake until the end of Team USA's 8-0 win over Puerto Rico to win the World Baseball Classic, but the right-hander was happy about the result on Thursday morning.
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Jake Bauers and Casey Gillaspie headlined the cuts made by the Rays on Thursday.
Stuart Sternberg showed up at camp on Thursday, and the Rays' principal owner spoke about the stadium issue.
Astros' No. 13 prospect J.D. Davis is hitting well lately, going 3-for-4 on Wednesday and notching multihit games in three of his past six contests.
Rays starter Chris Archer would have liked to join his teammates from Team USA as they moved on to play Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic championship game on Wednesday night. Archer, however, had to focus on his other team as he prepares to take the mound on Opening Day of the regular season for the Tampa Bay Rays.
Recent Rays acquisition Jumbo Diaz arrived at Tampa Bay's spring camp Wednesday. The Rays claimed the 33-year-old right-hander off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds on March 10, but he was committed to play for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.
Rays starter Chris Archer had a rough return from the World Baseball Classic and Team USA, allowing four runs (three earned) in 5 2/3 innings in a 7-4 loss to the Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium on Wednesday.
Brad Boxberger is out. Alex Colome has returned from the World Baseball Classic. And according to Rays manager Kevin Cash, the Rays' bullpen is in pretty good shape.
Every Spring Training, prospects get a chance to show what they can do as they prepare for the season ahead. Some are competing for jobs in big league camps, others are prepping for the season as they vie for spots at Minor League affiliates up and down a team's system. MLBPipeline.com is visiting all 30 camps this spring. Today we check in on the Tampa Bay Rays.
Catcher Jacob Stallings launched a game-tying homer in the eighth inning and Gift Ngoepe hit a walk-off single in the ninth, leading the Pirates to a 5-4 win over the Rays on Tuesday afternoon at LECOM Park.
As part of MLBPipeline.com's visit to all 30 Spring Training facilities, we'll be sitting down with prospects and getting to know them a little better. At Rays camp, it was No. 11 prospect Garrett Whitley.
Steven Souza Jr. made a last-minute move to center field for Tuesday's Rays-Pirates contest at LECOM Park.
The Rays and center fielder Kevin Kiermaier have agreed to a six-year, $53.5 million deal with a club option. The contract, which includes incentives and a club option that could raise the maximum value to $66.15 million, runs through 2022 with the club option in place for '23. Kiermaier was scheduled to become a free agent after the '20 season.
Pittsburgh used the long ball on Monday to take a 5-4 win over the Tampa Bay at Charlotte Sports Park.
Rays closer Brad Boxberger is doubtful for the start of the season. Boxberger was scheduled to throw in a Minor League game on Tuesday, but he has been scratched due to a lingering problem with his right lat, according to Rays manager Kevin Cash.
Matt Andriese is slated to be the Rays' fifth starter, which is how he began the 2016 season. Of course, the Rays did not need a fifth starter until May due to the early-season off-days.
In the Rays' dugout, they're long past being surprised by anything Kevin Kiermaier does in center field. Diving catches? Sure, no big deal. Robbing home runs? Routine stuff, pal. Anything else?