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Chris Archer strikes out 12, sets Rays Opening Day record

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Opening Day on Sunday, and Rays ace Chris Archer was saddled with the loss. Along the way, though, Archer set a Rays Opening Day franchise record. Archer, who pitched five innings and surrendered three runs — two of which were earned — set a Rays record with 12 strikeouts. ...

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Twins make move to acquire Kevin Jepsen from Rays

Kevin Jepsen

The Minnesota Twins have been a pleasant surprise this season, and are currently looking like a playoff caliber team. They still had some holes in their roster heading into the MLB trade deadline today, and were hoping to be able to make a move or two. According to a report from Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Twins have acquired ...

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Lightning’s Ben Bishop should be the Rays next designated hitter

Ben Bishop

A group of Tampa Bay Lightning players were invited to participate in batting practice with their bay-area neighbors, the Tampa Bay Rays, and throw out the first pitch on Tuesday. Captain Steven Stamkos was joined by Brian Boyle, Braydon Coburn, Alex Killorn and starting goalie Ben Bishop. All of the Lightning players went deep during their hitting session on the field, except Stamkos. The 6-foot-7 Bishop hit four ...

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MLB Players of Week 9: Maikel Franco, Chris Archer

May 20, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco (7) heads to home in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Week 9 of the MLB is in the books. The surprising New York Yankees have won 6 straight and are sitting atop the AL East. The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers are losing ground in their respective divisions. Here is the hitter and pitcher of this week in baseball… Hitter: Maikel Franco, Philadelphia Phillies As I read the weekly ...

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Jacob Faria: Exclusive interview with Rays’ pitching prospect

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Jacob Faria is one of the Tampa Bay Rays’ more intriguing pitching prospects throughout their entire organization, and has a bright future ahead of him. He was taken in the 10th round of the 2011 MLB Draft, and has been one of the bright spots from that draft for the Rays. At 6’4″ and 200 pounds, he is the prototypical size ...

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Report: Athletics acquire Ben Zobrist, Yunel Escobar from Rays

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Athletics have reportedly acquired veterans Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar from the Tampa Bay Rays. According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Zobrist and Escobar are heading to Oakland for catcher John Jaso and Minor Leaguers Daniel Robertson and Boog Powell. The #Athletics are on the verge of acquiring Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar from the ...

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Rays sign infielder Asdrubal Cabrera

Asdrubal Cabrera

The Tampa Bay Ray have signed free agent infielder Asdrubal Cabrera, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Sources: #Rays in agreement with Asdrubal Cabrera, pending physical. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 30, 2014 Cabrera finished last season with the Washington Nationals after spending the first seven-and-a-half seasons of his career with the Cleveland Indians.  The 29-year-old has primarily played ...

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Padres acquire Wil Myers in 3-team trade

Wil Myers

The San Diego Padres have acquired Will Myers in a three-team trade, reports ESPN’s Jim Bowden. Trade: WSH gets Joe Ross PTNL (Turner): SD gets Myers, Castillo, Hanigan & Gerardo Reyes; TB gets Butch, Smith, Ott, Bauers, Rivera,Souza — Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN) December 17, 2014 Three way deal has been agreed upon by all three teams with the only caveat ...

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Report: Rays, Padres discussing Wil Myers trade

Wil Myers

The San Diego Padres, while working on completing a trade for Matt Kemp, may be in the process of making another significant trade. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports the Padres are in discussions with the Tampa Bay Rays on a trade involving Will Myers. Sources: #Padres, #Rays discussing significant trade. Talks involve a number of players. Wil Myers would ...

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Tampa Bay Rays name Kevin Cash manager

Kevin Cash

The Tampa Bay Rays have hired Kevin Cash as the fifth manager in franchise history, the team announced Friday. Cash, who turns 37 on Saturday, will be the youngest manager in the majors and has no previous managing experience. Cash has been the bullpen coach for the Cleveland Indians for the past two seasons. Please welcome #Rays Manager Kevin Cash! Cash becomes ...

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