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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.

Multiple reports have Rays close to trading Myers


As if Tuesday wasn’t busy enough with the Rays trading Matt Joyce, a mainstay of their team for the past five seasons, and announcing closer Jake McGee will begin the year on the disabled list because of minor elbow surgery, the day ended with...

Rays sign three to minor league deals, complete trade with Pirates

Published:   |   Updated: December 13, 2014 at 10:30 AM

The Rays signed C Bobby Wilson, OF Corey Brown and INF/OF Eugenio Velez to minor league contracts with invites to spring training. They also acquired minor league RHP Buddy Borden as the player to be named in the Sean Rodriguez trade.

Are the Rays shopping Myers? No, but they are listening

Published:   |   Updated: December 11, 2014 at 07:32 AM

The Rays have too many outfielders and they have to move at least one. But the Rays have no real interest in trading right fielder Wil Myers.

Finding another catcher remains top priority


Finding a second catcher remains the priority, and Rays president of baseball operations Matt Silverman said the spot could be filled through free agency or a trade.

New gig for Peña: TV


Former Rays first baseman Carlos Peña is going from the field to the studio.

A closer look at 5 players added to 40-man roster


The Rays added five players to the 40-man roster late Thursday night -- RHP Jose Dominguez, who they received from the Dodgers in a four-man trade that include RHP Joel Peralta, RHP Matt Andriese, INF Ryan Brett, LHP Grayson Garvin, OF Mike Mahtook a...

Molina expected to be DFA’d as Rays clear room on 40-man roster

Published:   |   Updated: November 20, 2014 at 08:16 PM

ST. PETERSBURG -- It appears catcher Jose Molina will be designated for assignment tonight as the Rays clear spots on the 40-man roster for some of the top players in their minor league system.

A closer look at 2 prospects obtained in Hellickson trade


Here is a closer look at shortstop Andrew Velazquez and outfielder Justin Williams, the two prospects the Rays obtained Friday night from the Diamondbacks in the trade for pitcher Jeremy Hellickson.

Maddon’s Cubs debut to air on ESPN’s MLB Opening Night


Joe Maddon’s debut as manager of the Chicago Cubs will take place on national TV.

Rotation depth could prompt Rays to deal Hellickson

Published:   |   Updated: November 10, 2014 at 03:06 PM

Rotation depth could prompt Rays to deal Hellickson 
The “Jeremy Hellickson Will be Traded this Offseason” rumor began in earnest Monday morning when New York Post baseball columnist Joel Sherman tweeted that the Rays right-hander will be dealt this week to a National League team....