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Rays' Cobb has tendinitis, likely to miss Opening Day

By The Sports Network, 1 year 4 months ago
Port Charlotte, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb was diagnosed with tendinitis in his right forearm, an issue that will likely keep the right-hander out of a projected Opening Day start. Cobb threw three perfect innings in Tuesday's spring training start against Philadelphia, then underwent an MRI exam because of tightness in the forearm. He will likely rest for a...

Rays sign Venters to minor league deal

By The Sports Network, 1 year 4 months ago
Fort Myers, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tampa Bay Rays signed veteran left- handed reliever Jonny Venters to a two-year minor league deal on Wednesday. Venters, who turns 30 later this month, has undergone Tommy John surgery three times in his professional career, including twice since he last pitched in the majors in 2012. In three seasons with Atlanta, Venters made 230 appearances...

Tampa Bay Rays 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 4 months ago
Just like that, they were gone — David Price, Andrew Friedman, Joe Maddon and Wil Myers, a fab four who, seems like yesterday, were considered the pillars of the franchise. The ace, the architect, the skipper, the hotshot — all departed in five months’ time as the Rays reeled from their first substandard season since 2007. And the upheaval didn’t stop there, as the double...

Rays agree to 1-year deal with Asdrubal Cabrera

By The Sports Network, 1 year 6 months ago
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tampa Bay Rays finally put an end to lengthy speculation, officially announcing on Saturday the signing of infielder Asdrubal Cabrera to a one-year contract worth $7.5 million. Cabrera split last season with Cleveland and Washington and hit a career-worst .241 with 14 home runs and 61 RBI. He also batted a paltry .229 after the July 31 trade to the Nats....

A's acquire Zobrist, Escobar from Rays

By The Sports Network, 1 year 6 months ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics acquired infielders Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar from the Tampa Bay Rays for catcher John Jaso, minor league infielder Daniel Robertson and minor league outfielder Boog Powell. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the A's designated infielder Andy Parrino for assignment. Zobrist, who made his MLB debut with the Rays in 2006,...

Cash fills out Rays' coaching staff

By The Sports Network, 1 year 7 months ago
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tampa Bay Rays finalized their coaching staff for the 2015 season on Friday, naming Tom Foley as bench coach for new manager Kevin Cash. Foley had spent the past 13 seasons as the Rays' third base coach. Charlie Montoyo will take over as third base coach and former Rays star Rocco Baldelli will be the club's new first base coach. George Hendrick, who...

Padres pick up Myers from Rays in 11-player deal with Nats

By The Sports Network, 1 year 7 months ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Diego Padres continued to reshape their roster Friday, acquiring outfielder Wil Myers from the Tampa Bay Rays as part of an 11-player trade that also involved the Washington Nationals. The Padres picked up Myers, the 2013 American League Rookie of the Year, along with catcher Ryan Hanigan and minor league pitchers Gerardo Reyes and Jose Castillo...

Rays set to deal Myers to Padres in deal with Nats

By The Sports Network, 1 year 7 months ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Wil Myers is reportedly heading from Tampa Bay to San Diego as part of an 11-player trade that also involves the Washington Nationals. According to MLB.com, the Padres will acquire Myers, the 2013 American League Rookie of the Year, along with catcher Ryan Hanigan and minor league pitchers Gerardo Reyes and Jose Castillo from Tampa Bay. The Rays will receive catcher...

Angels get Joyce from Rays for Jepsen

By The Sports Network, 1 year 7 months ago
Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Angels acquired outfielder Matt Joyce from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen. The move was announced Tuesday by both teams. "Matt was an important part of this team for the last six seasons," said Rays co-vice president of baseball operations Erik Neander. "We appreciate his many contributions to the...

Rays select Kevin Cash as new manager

By The Sports Network, 1 year 7 months ago
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tampa Bay Rays have named Kevin Cash as their new manager. Cash spent parts of eight seasons as a catcher in the majors, retiring after the 2011 season. He joined the Toronto Blue Jays as an advance scout in 2012 and was the bullpen coach with the Cleveland Indians for the past two seasons. "Kevin is passionate, genuine and dedicated, and those...