CHICAGO – Joe Maddon’s longtime bench coach is coming with him to Chicago.
Raul Ibanez has withdrawn from the Tampa Bay Rays manager search, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Kevin Cash made the rounds at Tropicana Field, meeting with top team officials that included owner Stuart Sternberg, during his interview for the Rays’ vacant manager position.
The home stretch of the Rays’ manager search began Tuesday with Don Wakamatsu, who was the first of the three finalists to visit Tropicana Field for an extensive in-person interview.
As expected, the Tampa Bay Rays tendered contracts Monday to each of their arbitration-eligible players: outfielders Matt Joyce and Desmond Jennings, infielder Logan Forsythe and pitchers Alex Cobb, Jake McGee and Drew Smyly.
The Rays on Monday traded utilityman Sean Rodriguez to the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named later and cash.
ST. PETERSBURG — One, Don Wakamatsu, is a long-time bench coach who had a great debut season as a big-league manager before stumbling in Year 2 and losing his job.
The three finalsists for the Tampa Bay Rays managerial job were picked from the original list of 10 candidates by Rays president of baseball operations Matt Silverman and his staff for a second round of interviews, which begin today. Silverman expect...
ST. PETERSBURG — Tuesday’s non-tender deadline falls smack in the middle of the final phase of the Rays’ manager search, though it is unlikely to cause much of a disruption because all six arbitration-eligible players are expecte...
Sean Rodriguez was designated for assignment as the Rays cleared room on the 40-man roster for right-handed reliever Ernesto Frieri, 29, who signed a one-year major-league deal with a base salary of $800,000 and an incentive package that can bring it to $3.15 million.