TBO.com: Tampa Bay Online, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times - breaking news and weather.
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015

Rays

Rays Notes: Back issue slows McGee

Rays Notes: Back issue slows McGee

LHP Jake McGee (elbow surgery) did not want to call the delay in his rehab a “setback” Tuesday, even though he had planned to be in Durham pitching an inning for the Bulls that night.
Published: 04/21/15
Red Sox’s Ortiz suspended one game for making contact with umpire

Red Sox’s Ortiz suspended one game for making contact with umpire

ST. PETERSBURG — Boston designated hitter David Ortiz was suspended for one game and fined by Major League Baseball today.
Published: 04/21/15
Smyly near return to Rays’ rotation

Smyly near return to Rays’ rotation

The Rays are expected to announce today if left-hander Drew Smyly (shoulder tendinitis) will make another minor-league rehab start or join the Rays and face the Blue Jays on Friday.
Published: 04/21/15
Rays Notes: Archer eager to set tone for showdown

Rays Notes: Archer eager to set tone for showdown

RHP Chris Archer will try to snap the Rays’ three-game losing streak tonight when this homestand continues with the first of three against the AL East-leading Red Sox.
Published: 04/20/15
Geltz making most of chance with Rays

Geltz making most of chance with Rays

Everyone has a Cinderella story, Steve Geltz said. A tale of how they ended up in the big leagues, of how this led to that and that led to this. For Geltz, his “this” is a spot in the Rays’ bullpen.
Published: 04/20/15
Country star Musgraves added to Rays Concert Series lineup

Country star Musgraves added to Rays Concert Series lineup

Kasey Musgraves, named country music’s top new artist in 2013, has been added to the Rays Summer Concert Series lineup.
Published: 04/20/15
Rays Notes: Balfour move had to be made, Cash says

Rays Notes: Balfour move had to be made, Cash says

Manager Kevin Cash said the decision to designate veteran reliever Grant Balfour for assignment was largely the result of the 33 pitches Balfour threw during a 9-0 loss to the Yankees.
Published: 04/19/15
Rays swept by Yankees with 5-3 loss

Rays swept by Yankees with 5-3 loss

For the second time in as many starts, Matt Andriese failed to make it through the fourth inning, allowing eight hits and four runs in what became a 5-3 Rays loss at Tropicana Field.
Published: 04/19/15
Rays designate Balfour for assignment

Rays designate Balfour for assignment

The big news from an otherwise forgettable loss to the Yankees came afterward, when the Rays designated reliever Grant Balfour for assignment.
Published: 04/19/15
Rays Beat: Remaining pitchers not feeling pressure

Rays Beat: Remaining pitchers not feeling pressure

There is a perception, and Rays manager Kevin Cash has used the phrase a few times in recent weeks, that the duo of Chris Archer and Jake Odorizzi need to “step it up,” during the first month or so of the season until the cavalry comes off the disabled list.
Published: 04/19/15