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 -- Jake Odorizzi makes his spring debut this afternoon when the Rays play the Twins at Charlotte Sports Park.
PORT CHARLOTTE -- LHP Mike Montgomery is going to make the transition this spring from starter to reliever. The Rays feel his stuff plays better in short bursts rather than five or six innings, and it could enable Montgomery to reach the big leagues ...
The Rays on Friday released outfielder Josh Sale, the first-round pick from the 2010 draft who was suspended three times since 2012.
PORT CHARLOTTE -- The Rays first full-squad workout of the Kevin Cash Era began with the news that RHP Ronald Belisario has a fracture in his left shoulder and will be off the field for two weeks.
PORT CHARLOTTE -- Rays pitcher Grant Balfour left the team and is returning home to be with his father, David, who is battling pancreatic cancer.
PORT CHARLOTTE -- Rays LHP Drew Smyly caused a bit of a stir Monday night with his tweet regarding the reported $31.5 million signing bonus given by the Red Sox to 19-year-old Cuban free agent infield prospect Yoan Moncada.
PORT CHARLOTTE — The Rays took the field this morning for the first time in 2015 as pitchers and catchers participated in the first workout of the spring at Charlotte Sports Park.
Major League Baseball announced rules that will be in place this season to speed up the pace of games. They’ve also modified the rules surrounding replay reviews.
ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays continued to add to their depth at middle infield Monday when they signed Jake Elmore to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training.
For the second consecutive spring, the Rays will provide jerseys and caps to more than 5,500 T-ball players and coaches for more than 50 Little Leagues from nine surrounding districts. The program reaches Little League T-ball teams in Charlotte, Hill...