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Rays sign C Arencibia to minor-league deal

The Rays signed catcher J.P. Arencibia to a minor-league deal on Thursday. He will join Durham and get most of his playing time at first base and DH.
Published: 04/17/15
Fastball hits Longoria, mars Rays win over Toronto

Fastball hits Longoria, mars Rays win over Toronto

Evan Longoria said he will play today when the Rays begin a long homestand with the first game of a weekend series against the Yankees. That was in question when Longoria limped off the field in the eighth inning after being struck on the left hip during the Rays' contentious 4-2 win.
Published: 04/16/15
Rays Notes: Souza’s bat making noise

Rays Notes: Souza’s bat making noise

What Steven Souza Jr. is doing this week is not different from what he did during the first week of the season, even though the results are greatly different.
Published: 04/16/15
Kicking dog draws $5,000 fine for ex-CEO of Trop concessionaire

Kicking dog draws $5,000 fine for ex-CEO of Trop concessionaire

The former CEO of a company that provides food service for Tropicana Field, the Florida State Fairgrounds and other venues has been fined $5,000 by a judge, 10 months after a viral video showed him kicking a dog in an Vancouver elevator.
Published: 04/16/15
Rays Notes: Archer ready to let loose

Rays Notes: Archer ready to let loose

Rays RHP Chris Archer has thrown 85 and 84 pitches, respectively, in his first two starts. While it’s not unusual for teams to not overtax starting pitchers during their first few outings, manager Kevin Cash allowed RHP Nathan Karns (106) and RHP Jake Odorizzi (103) to exceed 100 pitches in their most-recent outings.
Published: 04/16/15
Ramirez’s rocky starts continue as Toronto shells Rays 12-7

Ramirez’s rocky starts continue as Toronto shells Rays 12-7

Erasmo Ramirez fell behind often in the count and the Blue Jays made him pay. He allowed nine runs (seven earned) on eight hits in 3 1⁄3 innings as the Rays' four-game winning streak came to an end.
Published: 04/15/15

Rays send RHP Yates back to Durham

Kirby Yates pitched two innings and threw 43 pitches in Tuesday's win, which leaves him unavailable to pitch for several days. With the Rays preparing for the possibility of another heavy bullpen tonight, Yates became the odd-man out.
Published: 04/14/15
Updated: 04/15/15
Rays notes: Rivera gets the call at first base

Rays notes: Rivera gets the call at first base

The day first baseman James Loney strained his oblique was the day the Rays began looking at Rene Rivera as more than a catcher.
Published: 04/14/15
Updated: 04/15/15
Souza’s bat clinches Rays’ fourth win in a row

Souza’s bat clinches Rays’ fourth win in a row

Steven Souza Jr. launched one of the longest home runs in franchise history, then showed small-ball skills by dropping down a bunt to start the eighth inning, stealing second and scoring the decisive run in a 3-2 victory at Toronto.
Published: 04/14/15
Updated: 04/15/15
Manfred supports Rays’ Sternberg, says Montreal a viable alternative

Manfred supports Rays’ Sternberg, says Montreal a viable alternative

TORONTO — Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred was in Toronto on Monday to help the Blue Jays celebrate their home opener. He held a news conference where the first question was about, what else? Montreal.
Published: 04/14/15