Rays Press Releases
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Maddon's Thanksmas gives boost to five homeless shelters
Salvation Army Shelters in St. Petersburg, Tampa and Bradenton, the Homeless Emergency Project in Clearwater and the Sallie House in St. Petersburg all received visits from Rays Manager Joe Maddon, coaches and front office staff last December as part of his annual Thanksmas Project.
Rays welcome Yankees, Twins
Following a 10-day, nine-game road trip, the Tampa Bay Rays return to Tropicana Field to host American League East foe the New York Yankees (April 17-20) in a four-game weekend series before a three-game set against the Minnesota Twins (April 22-24).
Rays, Escobar Agree to Contract Extension
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.-The Rays and shortstop Yunel Escobar have agreed to a two-year contract extension covering 2015 and 2016 with a one-year club option for 2017. The extension, worth a guaranteed $13 million, replaces the 2015 club option. Escobar will contribute to the Rays Baseball Foundation during the course of the deal.
Longoria home runs will again aid animal shelter
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.-For the third consecutive season, every home run hit by Rays All-Star third baseman Evan Longoria will benefit the Pet Pal Animal Shelter, a no-kill, nonprofit shelter in St. Petersburg.
Rays, Archer agree on eight-year contract
The Rays have agreed to an eight-year contract with right-handed pitcher Chris Archer, with the first six years guaranteed.
2014 Rays Opening Day roster
Rays 2014 Opening Day roster.
Rays sell out Opening Day
The Tampa Bay Rays 2014 season opener on Monday, March 31 at Tropicana Field against the Toronto Blue Jays is sold out, marking the ninth consecutive season for which the Rays have sold out the home opener.
Rays and Bayfront Health announce "Rays Fan for Life" program
The Tampa Bay Rays have announced a new collaboration with Bayfront Health which will launch on Opening Day with the new "Rays Fan for Life" program.
Rays add Joan Jett to Summer Concert Series
The Tampa Bay Rays have announced the addition of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts to the 2014 Summer Concert Series with the artist slated to perform following the Rays-Blue Jays game on Saturday, July 12.