Christian Arroyo grew up pulling for the Rays and Evan Longoria. Now he'll be one of the guys trying to fill the infield void created by the departure of the face of the franchise.
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Rays prospect Brandon Lowe could see time in the Majors as early as the second half of 2018.
When the Rays picked Brendan McKay fourth overall in the 2017 MLB Draft, they were fascinated by the idea of making a two-for-one selection for a player with Shohei Ohtani-like intrigue.
Outfielder Denard Span had mixed emotions after the Giants traded him and three other players to the Rays for third baseman Evan Longoria in December. Tampa is Span's home.
Willy Aybar was the Rays' Opening Day third baseman in 2008, making him the last player other than Evan Longoria to fill that role. Alas, things change, as the Rays traded Longoria to the Giants in December, opening the door for someone else to take over the hot corner.
Sitting atop this year's LHP list is 19-year-old MacKenzie Gore, who turned in a stellar professional debut after the Padres drafted him third overall. He's one of four southpaws ages 20 or younger in a group that also features three newcomers as well as a pair of Braves big leaguers.
No matter the setting, Brent Honeywell has risen to the occasion.
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.
In the Rays' clubhouse, no one is more compassionate toward the burdensome impact of cancer than rookie Daniel Robertson, whose charitable efforts brought a number players from across Major League Baseball together on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Upland, Calif.
Jake Odorizzi and Adeiny Hechavarria will go to arbitration, while the Rays settled on 2018 contracts with their other seven arbitration-eligible players on Friday. The seven include: right-hander Dan Jennings, outfielder/DH Corey Dickerson; infielder Brad Miller, catcher Jesus Sucre, right-hander Alex Colome, outfielder Steven Souza Jr., and infielder Matt Duffy.
What are the Rays' plans for Mallex Smith? Beat reporter Bill Chastain answers this and more in the latest Inbox.
Melanie Lenz's promotion highlighted a series of personnel changes announced by the Rays on Thursday.
Putting together the Rays' 2018 bullpen might present management with one of the more intricate puzzles to solve in recent years.
The Rays announced their 2018 Minor League on-field coaching and medical staffs on Wednesday.
Starting pitching has long been the strength of the Rays. Nothing should change that perception in 2018.
A lot of juggling could take place on the Rays' roster between now and the beginning of the 2018 season. However, one thing is known: Evan Longoria will not be in the lineup. While one constant will be missing, others remain, along with a host of uncertainty about whether certain players will be traded by Tampa Bay in the hopes of building for the future.
Matt Duffy feels like his 2017 nightmare is in the past, and he's ready to rejoin the Major Leagues.
Getting ready for the next season is one thing. Healing from the previous season is another. Steven Souza Jr. is pleased that he's no longer having to do both.
While speculation runs rampant about who will play where for the Rays next season, the catching spot, ironically, appears rock solid.
With Alex Cobb a free agent, who might replace him in the Rays' rotation? Beat reporter Bill Chastain opens up the Inbox.
Will Blake Snell continue on the track he followed in the second half of the 2017 season after a disappointing first half? That is one of five questions the Rays face heading into the 2018 season.
With the 2017 season in the books, let's take a look at the top five Rays highlights.
Jonathan Mayo breaks down a list of an even dozen prospects -- six hitters and six pitchers -- who seem primed to have big 2018 seasons and who could, as a result, land on our Top 100 at some point in the current year.
Kevin Kiermaier has always spoiled Rays fans with his defense. But in 2017, Kiermaier began to fuel expectations on offense as well, prompting the question: How good can he be?
Beat reporter Bill Chastain answers fans' questions in a new edition of the Rays Inbox.
Longoria takes out ad to thank Rays fans
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On Wednesday, the Rays traded Evan Longoria to the Giants for a return headlined by their top prospect and infielder Christian Arroyo, along with veteran outfielder Denard Span and pitchers Matt Krook and Stephen Woods.
Temple quarterback Frank Nutile dropped back from second base into shallow center field and lofted a soft liner toward home. With a Florida International defender on his back, a sliding Adonis Jennings hauled it in just into foul ground on the third-base line.
The Rays officially signed 16-year-old international free agent Jelfry Marte on Monday.
Longoria's best moments with the Rays
The A's acquired catcher Jonah Heim from the Rays on Tuesday as the player to be named in the trade that sent infielder Joey Wendle to Tampa Bay on Dec. 11.
Circumstances helped usher the Rays into a new bullpen era in 2015. Now some of those ideas have been adopted throughout the Major Leagues -- particularly during the past two postseasons -- and Tampa Bay is continuing to explore better ways to line up its pitching from starter to closer for any given game.
Veteran left-hander Jonny Venters highlighted a group of 13 players who agreed to Minor League contracts with the Rays that includes an invitation to Major League Spring Training.
Heading into Thursday's 2017 Rule 5 Draft, the Rays were braced to lose catcher Nick Ciuffo and right-hander Burch Smith in the Major League phase. They only lost Smith, who was selected by the Mets, who traded him to the Royals.
Major League Baseball's Rule 5 Draft was on the minds of many on Day 3 of the Winter Meetings. Many expect the Rays to lose two players, catcher Nick Ciuffo and right-hander Burch Smith, by the time the Major League phase is completed Thursday morning.
The Rays acquired international slot money Wednesday morning by trading left-hander Anthony Misiewicz to the Mariners. The money could prove to be a valuable tool in signing 16-year-old Dominican shortstop Jelfry Marte.
For the second time in as many days, the Rays made a deal at Major League Baseball's Winter Meetings. On Tuesday, the Rays announced that they acquired infielder Ryan Schimpf from the Padres in exchange for Minor League infielder Deion Tansel. On Monday, Tampa Bay acquired infielder Joey Wendle from the A's in exchange for a player to be named.
Kevin Cash hit leadoff Monday when he became the first of the 30 Major League managers to meet with the media at Major League Baseball's Winter Meetings.
Corey Dickerson can carry a team's offense. Looking forward to the 2018 season, he is a guy in the lineup who can make the difference between going to the postseason or not.
For the first time in three years, the top spot on MLBPipeline.com's early Draft Top 50 list is not topped by a high school pitcher. It should come as no surprise that the top guy is still a pitcher, and one from the 2017 College World Series champion Florida Gators. Right-hander Brady Singer, who helped pitch them to that title as a sophomore, is the clear choice as the best overall talent in the 2018 Draft class.
Nine arbitration-eligible players were tendered contracts by the Rays prior to Major League Baseball's Friday night deadline.