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Rays announce minor league coaching staffs

Rays announce minor league coaching staffs

Jim Morrison, the one-time manager of the Class A Charlotte Stone Crabs, will return to his old job in Port Charlotte this season.Morrison, the Tampa product, was named as the Stone Crabs manager Wednesday after spending the past four seasons as the ...
Published: 01/10/18
Another way to look at Rays trade of Evan Longoria to Giants

Another way to look at Rays trade of Evan Longoria to Giants

John Romano is the Tampa Bay Times metro columnist, but he's also a lifelong baseball nut who follows the game closely and understands all aspects. Here is his take on the Rays decision to traded franchise cornerstone Evan Longoria to the Giants:Exam...
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5 more things about Rays trade of Evan Longoria to Giants

5 more things about Rays trade of Evan Longoria to Giants

In addition to the thorough coverage in today's Times, here are five more things to know about the trade of 3B Evan Longoria fron the Rays to the Giants:* The key player coming back in a deal with the Giants has medical issues. The Rays say INF Chris...
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From the archives: Rays infielder Christian Arroyo’s time at Hernando High

From the archives: Rays infielder Christian Arroyo’s time at Hernando High

Before infielder Christian Arroyo was headed to the Rays in the Evan Longoria trade, he was a standout shortstop at Hernando High.He was the Tampa Bay Times' North Suncoast player of the year in 2013 and the state's Class 5A player of the year. Arroy...
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Tampa Bay Rays trade franchise cornerstone Evan Longoria to Giants

Tampa Bay Rays trade franchise cornerstone Evan Longoria to Giants

The Rays have said so long to Evan Longoria.Longoria, the greatest player in franchise history, was traded Wednesday to the San Francisco Giants."It's obviously a tough day for myself and my family," Longoria said on a conference call.For Longoria an...
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How do you feel about the Evan Longoria trade?

How do you feel about the Evan Longoria trade?

We've been hearing for weeks that there was a possibility the Rays would trade franchise cornerstone and fan favorite Evan Longoria.Now that Longoria has been dealt to the Giants, along with cash considerations, for Christian Arroyo, Denard Span...
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Tampa Bay Rays make a trade … sending minor-league C Jonah Heim to Oakland to complete earlier deal

Tampa Bay Rays make a trade … sending minor-league C Jonah Heim to Oakland to complete earlier deal

The Rays made a trade on Tuesday.No, not one of the much-rumored ones involving closer Alex Colome, or cornerstone 3B Evan Longoria or one of their proven starters in Chris Archer or Jake Odorizzi.This was a minor deal, actually completing a small tr...
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Tampa Bay Rays make official signing of top international prospect Jelfry Marte for $820,000

Tampa Bay Rays make official signing of top international prospect Jelfry Marte for $820,000

UPDATE, 8:25: The Rays rave about Marte's ability and seem confident that the unspecified vision problems won't be an issue.Rays international scouting director Carlos Rodriguez said Marte has "exciting ability" with the chance to be a plus defender....
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Are Tampa Bay Rays going to make a major deal involving Alex Colome, others? Well …

Are Tampa Bay Rays going to make a major deal involving Alex Colome, others? Well …

UPDATE, 4:02: It doesn't sound like the Rays and Cardinals will be making a deal today, Derrick Goold writing for the St. Louis Post Dispatch that Cardinals execs "leave the Walt Disney Dolphin resort with good feel for what Tampa Bay would be willin...
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Veteran Jonny Venters, prospect Joe McCarthy among 13 Tampa Bay Rays spring invitees

Veteran Jonny Venters, prospect Joe McCarthy among 13 Tampa Bay Rays spring invitees

Inspiring veteran LHP Jonny Venters and intriguing prospect 1B/OF Joe McCarthy are among 13 players invited to major-league spring training camp with the Rays.Others coming as a result of signing minor-league contracts with invites are: RHP R.J. Alan...
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