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Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

Rays Report

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.

Rays start Tigers series with musical coincidence


DETROIT – No theme for this road trip – other than winning – but there is a theme for tonight as the Rays begin a four-game series with the Tigers: Tommy Tutone.

Hot Rays going for series sweep in New York


NEW YORK – The Tampa Bay Rays will try to extend their winning streak to a season-high five games this afternoon when they try to complete the series sweep against the New York Yankees on another steamy day at Yankee Stadium (1:05 p.m.; Sun Sp...

Rays recall Believeau to sub for Escobar

Published:   |   Updated: July 2, 2014 at 06:55 AM

NEW YORK – The Tampa Bay Rays recalled left-handed pitcher Jeff Beliveau Tuesday afternoon to fill the roster spot vacated when shortstop Yunel Escobar was placed on the disabled list.

Rays’ Archer aims for some Yankee history


NEW YORK – The Tampa Bay Rays look to build on the momentum gained from winning three of four over the weekend in Baltimore tonight when they begin a three-game series with the New York Yankees in the Bronx.

Decision on Escobar injury could come today


BALTIMORE – SS Yunel Escobar put his sore right shoulder to the test by making 40 throws at 90 feet this morning. He will also hit in the cage before today’s game with the Orioles.

Rays’ Escobar out again with sore shoulder

Published:   |   Updated: June 28, 2014 at 04:17 PM

BALTIMORE – SS Yunel Escobar is not in the lineup for the fourth straight game because of soreness in his right (throwing) shoulder.

Rays open road trip with doubleheader


BALTIMORE — The Rays kickoff this 11-game, 10-day, three-city road trip today with a day/night doubleheader against the Orioles at Camden Yards.

Amid trade rumors, Price takes mound for Rays


ST, PETERSBURG — David Price faces the Pirates this afternoon during a camp day matinee at Tropicana Field. It is the last game of this homestand for the Rays. Will it be the last start at the Trop as a Ray for Price?...

DeJesus placed on disabled list


ST. PETERSBURG – The afternoon began with news that OF David DeJesus was placed on the disabled list with an avulsion fracture in his left hand, suffered Wednesday when DeJesus tried to check his swing during his seventh inning at-bat.

Rays seeking another series win; Jennings gets day off


ST. PETERSBURG — The goal for the Rays these days is to win as many series as they can, and a victory this afternoon against the visiting Orioles will give them wins in consecutive series for only the second time this season and the first time...