A baseball blog by Roger Mooney
Roger Mooney covers the Tampa Bay Rays for The Tampa Tribune and TBO.com. He has covered the Rays since their first season in 1998, including 11 years for the Bradenton Herald.
ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays and Orioles begin a three-game series tonight at Tropicana Field thatw as originally scheduled to be played in Baltimore but was moved south because of the unrest in that city.
NEW YORK -- The Rays finish the first leg of their now road-home-road road trip this afternoon against the Yankees on a sun-splashed day at Yankee Stadium.
ST. PETERSBURG -- 1B James Loney and LHP Drew Smyly are back in the lineup tonight, fresh from the disabled list, as the Rays begin a three-game weekend series with the visiting Blue Jays.
ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays placed LHP C.J. Riefenhauser on the 15-day DL today because of inflammation in his left shoulder.
ST. PETERSBURG -- LHP Drew Smyly (shoulder tendinitis) is scheduled to return from the disabled list Friday and start that night against the visiting Blue Jays.
ST. PETERSBURG -- LHP Jake McGee (elbow surgery) will not begin his minor league rehab assignment tonight with Triple A Durham as planned. Back soreness from his extended spring game last Thursday is delaying his comeback.
ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays placed Jeff Beliveau on the 15-day DL because of left shoulder soreness and recalled LHP C.J. Riefenhauser.
TORONTO -- Manager Kevin Cash is getting creative with tonight’s lineup as he gets all the right-handed batters in there against Blue Jays LHP Daniel Norris.
MIAMI -- After five games here’s what we know about the Rays: They either win 2-0 or they lose.
MIAMI -- Friday’s 10-9, 10-innning loss to the Marlins snapped a 52-game winning streak for the Rays when they scored at least nine runs.