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Maddon opts out of contract, leaves Rays after nine years
After helping build the Rays into a contender — including a World Series appearance — Joe Maddon has decided to “explore opportunities throughout Major League Baseball.”
Balfour’s season to forget continues in Rays 11-1 loss

Balfour’s season to forget continues in Rays 11-1 loss

If only Grant Balfour could hit a reset button and send the season back to the early part when he struggled with his fastball and his command and getting batters out. Maybe things would have turned out differently for him and the Rays.
Published: 09/25/14
Rays Notes: Hellickson hopes to stay a Ray

Rays Notes: Hellickson hopes to stay a Ray

RHP Jeremy Hellickson makes his final start of the season tonight against the Red Sox in a game that could be his last as a member of the Rays. Or not, depending on what the team does during the offseason with its depth at starting pitching.
Published: 09/24/14
Updated: 09/25/14
Rays clinch losing season with Fenway blowout

Rays clinch losing season with Fenway blowout

The Tampa Bay Rays chances of avoiding a losing season ended Wednesday night at Fenway Park in a loss that even Rays manager Joe Maddon called “ugly.”
Published: 09/25/14
Myers looking ahead to improving next season

Myers looking ahead to improving next season

“I haven't had any fun,” said Wil Myers, who is not shy in talking about how miserable his sophomore year in the big leagues has been for last year's American League Rookie of the Year.
Published: 09/24/14
Updated: 09/25/14
Rays' Escobar likely done for season with knee sprain

Rays' Escobar likely done for season with knee sprain

Yunel Escobar will likely miss the final five games of the season with a left knee sprain suffered during the third inning of Tuesday's 6-2 loss against the Red Sox.
Updated: 1 months ago
Cobb makes case for being Rays ace in 6-2 win

Cobb makes case for being Rays ace in 6-2 win

On an early autumn evening in a game featuring two teams going nowhere, Alex Cobb turned in postseason-like performance against the Boston Red Sox despite not having his best fastball.
Updated: 1 months ago
Rays Notes: Odorizzi builds on pivotal outing

Rays Notes: Odorizzi builds on pivotal outing

It was against the Cardinals on June 10 when everything fell into place for RHP Jake Odorizzi. His pitch selection was spot-on. His pitch execution was nearly flawless. The rookie became a different pitcher that night.
Updated: 1 months ago
Maddon faces busy winter trying to bolster Rays offense

Maddon faces busy winter trying to bolster Rays offense

The Rays begin their final road trip of the season tonight against the Red Sox having scored 598 runs through 156 games, a total that ranked 13th in the American League prior to Monday’s action.
Updated: 1 months 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.
Updated: 1 months ago
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.
Updated: 1 months ago