Tampa Bay Rays Extend Yunel Escobar

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The Tampa Bay Rays like Yunel Escobar,  Escobar likes being in Tampa Bay, and the two sides agreed to a two-year extension covering 2015 and 2016 worth a guaranteed $13 million. The deal also includes a club option for 2017. The extension replaces a 2015 club option. “I really do feel happy here,” Escobar said through an […]

Rays Down Blue Jays Behind Chris Archer, Evan Longoria

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The Tampa Bay Rays bounced back to defeat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 Thurday night behind a solid pitching performance from Chris Archer and a three run home run from Evan Longoria. Archer, who signed a $25.5 million dollar, six year deal Wednesday, worked through six innings, allowing two runs. He allowed four hits and struck out seven, issuing two […]

Gray, Cingrani, Paxton: Young Pitchers Impressing in 2014

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Young players stole the show in 2013, and just four days into the 2014 season, several young pitchers are already making their mark. Youthful hurlers Michael Wacha, Jose Fernandez, and Chris Archer have turned in strong outings after making good showings in 2014. In addition, Sonny Gray, Tony Cingrani, and James Paxton had excellent first […]

Buehrle, Bautista, Blue Jays Too Much For Rays

Toronto Blue Jays news

ST.PETERSBURG, Fl.– Mark Buehrle pitched into the ninth inning, Jose Bautista hit two solo home runs and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays for the second straight night 3-0. The win ends a winless road series streak against Tampa Bay for Toronto. The Blue Jays have not won a road series against […]

Chris Archer, Rays Reach Agreement on Extension

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The Tampa Bay Rays and right-hander Chris Archer have reached an agreement on a six-year deal with two option years worth $25.5 million, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The Rays said that the deal guarantees Archer $25.5 million over the six years, and has the potential to reach a maximum value of $43.75 […]

Blue Jays Bounce Back, Beat Rays 4-2

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ST.PETERSBURG, Fl. — Toronto’s  Drew Hutchison pitched into the sixth inning, allowing just three hits to Tampa Bay, and Adam Lind gave the Blue Jays all the run support that was needed with a first inning three run homer to beat the Rays 4-2. Sergio Santos finished off a somewhat shaky ninth to earn his […]

Rays Add Erik Bedard On Minor League Deal

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The Tampa Bay Rays have reached an agreement on minor league deal with free agent left-handed starting pitcher Erik Bedard. The deal will include a spring training invite.  He was 4-12 with a 4.59 ERA, 1.48 WHIP an 138 strikeouts in 151 innings last season for the Astros. Bedard will join David Price, Matt Moore, Alex Cobb, Chris Archer, and Jake Odorizzi in […]

Jose Lobaton Trade Talks in Progress

Rays Rumors

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that several teams are interested in Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jose Lobaton. Several teams including the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Colorado Rockies, Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Mets, and Washington Nationals are in need of a backstop. Earlier this offseason, the Rays re-signed Jose Molina, and traded for Ryan Hanigan, making […]

Jeremy Hellickson Has Elbow Surgery, Out until May

Rays News

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Jeremy Hellickson underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow last week, and will be sideline until sometime in May, according to Mark Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Hellickson, the 2011 American League Rookie of the Year, had his worst season in 2013. In 31 starts, he pitched to a 5.17 ERA […]

Rays Bring Back Grant Balfour for Two Years, $12 million

Rays Rumors

Tampa Bay has been quietly making moves this offseason, adding Heath Bell and Ryan Hanigan in December and adding Logan Forsythe yesterday from San Diego. After reaching an agreement with Grant Balfour they presumedly have added a new closer. Balfour, who was previously signed by the Baltimore Orioles for $3 million more, had his contract voided […]