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Monday, Sep 22, 2014

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Rays manager will be busy this winter trying to bolster his offense
Joe Maddon’s club ranked 13th in the AL in runs scored with 598 heading into Monday’s action.

— Joe Maddon said his No. 1 priority this offseason is find a way to squeeze water from a stone.

Rays manager will be busy this winter trying to bolster his offense

Rays manager will be busy this winter trying to bolster his offense

BOSTON — Joe Maddon said his No. 1 priority this offseason is find a way to squeeze water from a stone.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Rays Notes: Karns, Colome suffer through tough outings

Rays Notes: Karns, Colome suffer through tough outings

RHP Nathan Karns, making his second and final start with the Rays this season, allowed six runs in five-plus innings. The White Sox also added six runs in the sixth, the final four coming off RHP Alex Colome.
Published: 09/21/14
Rays lose home finale to White Sox, 10-5

Rays lose home finale to White Sox, 10-5

Sunday’s 10-5 drubbing by the White Sox in the final home game of the season dropped the Rays’ record at the Trop to 36-45, their worst mark since the 2003 Devil Rays finished with the same record.
Published: 09/21/14
Rays notebook: Karns hoping to repeat debut feat

Rays notebook: Karns hoping to repeat debut feat

ST. PETERSBURG — So what does RHP Nathan Karns do for an encore?
Published: 09/20/14
Rays missing out shows how tough it is to consistently reach playoffs

Rays missing out shows how tough it is to consistently reach playoffs

ST. PETERSBURG — Well, so much for eating last. The Rays’ mantra over these final days of the season is “wait ’til next year,” while attempting a Don Quixote-esque run at finishing 2014 with at least a .500 record....
Published: 09/20/14
Rays goal remains in sight

Rays goal remains in sight

ST. PETERSBURG — The lofty goals that surrounded the Rays way back in March have been whittled down to this: avoid a losing season.
Published: 09/20/14
Rays notes: Zobrist wins team's renamed Zimmer MVP Award

Rays notes: Zobrist wins team's renamed Zimmer MVP Award

Ben Zobrist was voted team MVP for the second time by the members of the Tampa Bay chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, but this one came with a special honor.
Published: 09/19/14
Updated: 09/20/14
Rays eliminated from postseason with loss to White Sox

Rays eliminated from postseason with loss to White Sox

Not that it came as a shock Friday night when the Tampa Bay Rays were eliminated from postseason contention. It didn’t. But the 4-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox made it official.
Published: 09/19/14
Updated: 09/20/14
Rays notebook: Maddon lauds Longoria for his approach

Rays notebook: Maddon lauds Longoria for his approach

As the Rays offense struggled through the early portions of the season, 3B Evan Longoria found himself in the center of those woes when it came to producing runs.
Published: 09/19/14
Rays Notes: Maddon clarifies comment on Headley

Rays Notes: Maddon clarifies comment on Headley

Yankee 3B Chase Headley, who was hit in the chin by a pitch from Jake McGee last week in New York, was aggravated that Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon referred to Headley as “being grazed” when Maddon brought it up following Tuesday’s game.
Published: 09/17/14