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Rays Tales: Why this roster may be set up just right

Rays Tales: Why this roster may be set up just right

ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays are never truly “done."Team officials, from the numbers-crunching analysts all the way up to principal owner Stuart Sternberg, are constantly exploring ways to improve their team, considering further additions, p...
Published: 01/19/19
Quinton McCracken rejoins Rays as Triple-A coach

Quinton McCracken rejoins Rays as Triple-A coach

ST. PETERSBURG - Quinton McCracken, MVP of the 1998 inaugural Devil Rays team, has rejoined the organization as a coach at Triple-A Durham.McCracken’s hiring is among a series of changes in the Rays minor-league staff announced today.Among the ...
Published: 01/18/19
Rays finalize signing of Avisail Garcia

Rays finalize signing of Avisail Garcia

ST. PETERSBURG – Avisail Garcia is confident the disappointing dropoff in production from his 2017 All-Star performance to last season was the residual of a significant hamstring strain and ongoing right knee issues.So with his hamstring healed...
Published: 01/18/19
Ex-Ray Evan Longoria says free agents need to stand strong and fight

Ex-Ray Evan Longoria says free agents need to stand strong and fight

Former Rays star Evan Longoria said another slow market for big-name free agents is a shame and, joining the rumblings of a potential looming labor war with the owners, called for players to “stand strong” and “continue to fightR...
Published: 01/18/19
Ex-Ray Chris Archer: PED users donít belong in Baseball Hall of Fame

Ex-Ray Chris Archer: PED users donít belong in Baseball Hall of Fame

Former Rays All-Star pitcher Chris Archer took to Twitter to express his views about the Hall of Fame candidacy of players who used performance-enhancing drugs, and he made it abundantly clear how he feels:If you ever failed a test, got suspended, or...
Published: 01/18/19
Rays add former Jays reliever Luis Santos on minor-league deal

Rays add former Jays reliever Luis Santos on minor-league deal

ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays have added former Toronto reliever Luis Santos to their spring roster on a minor-league deal.Santos, 27, pitched in 15 games for the Jays last season (going 1-1, 7.20) and 10 the year before (0-1, 2.70). For the two ye...
Published: 01/17/19
11 Rays spring games to be shown on Fox Sports Sun

11 Rays spring games to be shown on Fox Sports Sun

A franchise most 11 Rays spring games will be shown by Fox Sports Sun this year.The TV schedule starts with the Feb. 24 game against in Port Charlotte against the Yankees.RELATED: Tricia Whitaker named new Rays TV reporterTypically, only three-four R...
Published: 01/17/19
Music was in his soul, sax was at the ready for Rays games

Music was in his soul, sax was at the ready for Rays games

He made his living $1 at a time, and seemed to prefer it that way.The parking lot was his stage, and the Rays were his opening act.Max Pierre was part of the landscape at Tropicana Field, not as essential as the basepaths but more reliable than a lot...
Published: 01/17/19
Rays looking for help on the field ó for bat/ball staff

Rays looking for help on the field ó for bat/ball staff

The Rays are looking for some help on the field.While GM Erik Neander and staff are checking around to add a final few pieces for the roster, the team is looking to hire members of the bat/ball staff for the upcoming season.Those are the people who w...
Published: 01/17/19
Tampa Bay Timesí Marc Topkin named Florida Sportswriter of the Year

Tampa Bay Timesí Marc Topkin named Florida Sportswriter of the Year

Marc Topkin, who has covered major league baseball in Tampa Bay since before there was a franchise, has been named the 2018 Florida Sportswriter of the Year.Recipients are selected in 49 states and the District of Columbia by a vote of  National...
Published: 01/16/19