The Rays begin a stretch where they play 15 of 19 games at home, which is a good thing considering how they’ve have played at Tropicana Field this season.
MLB.com’s Bill Chastain has learned that the Rays placed catcher Wilson Ramos on the disabled list Wednesday (retroactive to Sunday) with a left hamstring strain, and also reinstated left-handed reliever Jose Alvarado from the family medical emergency list.
In a week when all eyes were on the Tampa Bay Lightning and a potential trade for Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson, Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman still made headlines without making a move on that front. He unexpectedly extended star forward Nikita Kucherov to an eight-year, $76-million contract that will keep one of the NHL’s top offensive talents in Tampa Bay at a cap hit of $9.5 million a…
Before Thursday’s game, Rays manager Kevin Cash raved about how Blake Snell has bounced back since the left-hander found out he wasn’t selected to the American League All-Star team.
Here’s MLB Pipeline’s roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Thursday.
In order to get one of their top prospects more playing time, the Rays optioned shortstop Willy Adames to Triple-A Durham on Thursday. In a corresponding roster move, right-hander Chih-Wei Hu was recalled from Durham.
With the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline less than three weeks away, the buzz is building all around the Major Leagues. From cell phone to cell phone, from batting cage to batting cage, everyone is talking trades.
Here are the top 10 performers from the 31st edition of the Triple-A All-Star Game.
The Rays earned a sweep of the Tigers with Wednesday afternoon’s 4-2 win at Tropicana Field. A steady ‘bullpen day’ pitching effort was backed by homers from C.J. Cron and Kevin Kiermaier. Jordan Zimmermann worked out of numerous jams to keep Detroit in striking distance, but the only offense came on James McCann’s two-run home run in the fourth inning.
In today’s rumor rundown Nikita Kucherov extends in Tampa and that may have some connection to the rumors of Erik Karlsson being moved to the Lightning. There are rumors about Nick Bjugstad being traded out of Florida and his agent weighs in, Lou Lamoriello is hot about the NHL free agent interview process and there’s more on the delay that is Patrick Maroon signing in St. Louis. What Does Kucherov…