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Recap: Tampa Bay vs. Baltimore

By The Sports Network, 1 year 11 months ago
St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Steve Pearce and Adam Jones each had two RBI to stake Baltimore to a big early lead, and the Orioles held off the Tampa Bay Rays later on to record a 6-5 victory at Tropicana Field. Jones delivered a two-run double to highlight an opening inning in which the Orioles scored four times off Nathan Karns, and Pearce belted a two-run homer in the second to...

2015 PREVIEW AL EAST: My how times have changed

By The Sports Network, 2 years 14 hours ago
Could this be the Blue Jays' year? If certain things break their way it very well could be, as the division is as wide open heading into a season as we can remember. BALTIMORE ORIOLES - (2014 record: 96-66, First in AL East) The Baltimore Orioles followed up their first AL East title since 1997 with an offseason that featured much of nothing. The O's watched as slugger Nelson Cruz and...

Rays' Cobb has tendinitis, likely to miss Opening Day

By The Sports Network, 2 years 1 week 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, 2 years 2 weeks 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, 2 years 4 weeks 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, 2 years 2 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, 2 years 2 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, 2 years 3 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, 2 years 3 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, 2 years 3 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...