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Pirates pick up Rodriguez from Rays

By The Sports Network, 2 years 1 week ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired infielder Sean Rodriguez from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for a player to be named and cash considerations. Rodriguez was designated for assignment by the Rays last week after the club signed pitcher Ernesto Frieri, who spent the last part of 2014 in Pittsburgh. The 29-year-old Rodriguez batted .228 with 40...

Rays sign Frieri to one-year deal

By The Sports Network, 2 years 1 week ago
St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tampa Bay Rays have signed pitcher Ernesto Frieri to a one-year contract. Financial terms for the former Angels closer were not disclosed. Frieri split last season with the Angels and Pittsburgh Pirates after losing his closer role in Anaheim. He finished the year 1-4 with 11 saves and a 7.34 ERA in 48 games. The 29-year-old right-hander...

Dodgers acquire Peralta from Rays

By The Sports Network, 2 years 2 weeks ago
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired right-handed pitcher Joel Peralta and left-handed pitcher Adam Liberatore from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for right-handed pitchers Jose Dominguez and Greg Harris. The 38-year-old Peralta had been a part of the Rays' bullpen over the past four seasons, compiling an 11-22 record in 296 games over that span. Over...

Ibanez among Rays manager finalists

By The Sports Network, 2 years 2 weeks ago
St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Longtime major league outfielder Raul Ibanez is one of three finalists for the vacant Tampa Bay Rays managerial position, the team announced Friday. Ibanez, who just completed his 19th season as a player in 2014, made the cut along with former Seattle Mariners skipper Don Wakamatsu and Cleveland Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash. The Rays plan to make...

D-backs obtain Hellickson from Rays

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 years 3 weeks ago
Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - The Arizona Diamondbacks made their first offseason move towards bolstering their rotation on Friday, acquiring former American League Rookie of the Year Jeremy Hellickson from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for two minor league prospects.The Diamondbacks sent infielder Andrew Velazquez and outfielder Justin Williams to Tampa Bay in the first trade orchestrated...

D-backs obtain Hellickson from Rays

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 years 3 weeks ago
Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - The Arizona Diamondbacks made their first offseason move towards bolstering their rotation on Friday, acquiring former American League Rookie of the Year Jeremy Hellickson from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for two minor league prospects.The Diamondbacks sent infielder Andrew Velazquez and outfielder Justin Williams to Tampa Bay in the first trade orchestrated...

Angels obtain lefty Ramos from Rays

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 years 1 month ago
Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim acquired pitcher Cesar Ramos from the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday in exchange for minor league hurler Mark Sappington.Ramos, a second-year arbitration-eligible player, pitched in 167 games for the Rays over the past four seasons and compiled a 5-9 record with a 3.66 ERA and one save. All but eight of those appearances came in relief...

Peralta returning to Rays for 2015

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 years 1 month ago
St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tampa Bay Rays have exercised a club option on the 2015 contract of pitcher Joel Peralta.The 38-year-old right-hander was 3-4 with a save and a 4.41 ERA in 69 games last season, his fourth with the Rays. He allowed only two of his 24 inherited runners to score."Joel has accomplished a lot in a Rays uniform, and we are excited to welcome him back for a...

Rays exercise 2015 option for Zobrist

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 years 1 month ago
St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tampa Bay Rays have exercised their 2015 club option on utilityman Ben Zobrist.A mainstay of the club over the years, Zobrist will enter his 10th season in a Rays uniform, becoming the only player in the franchise's relatively short history to do so. He will earn $7.5 million in the final season of a five-year extension that was signed in April 2010....

Maddon leaving Rays after 9 seasons

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 years 1 month ago
St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Joe Maddon's tenure as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays came to a sudden end after nine seasons when he exercised an opt-out clause in his contract on Friday.Maddon had managed the Rays since 2006, leading them to one World Series berth while presiding over the most successful period in the franchise's 17-year history.His exit came despite what the team...