3/30/2015 | Rays' stadium site search hits roadblock
St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and City Council Chairman Charlie Gerdes decided not to place the memorandum of understanding (addressing the revised proposal) on the agenda for Thursday's council meeting because they felt they had not gained the necessary votes for the proposal to pass.
3/30/2015 | Rays reassign eight players to Minor League camp
The Rays reduced their roster to 36 on Monday when Brandon Gomes, Jhan Marinez, Jim Miller, Jordan Norberto, Everett Teaford, Corey Brown, Joey Butler and Mayo Acosta were reassigned to Minor League camp.
3/30/2015 | Butler caps Rays' comeback with 3-run shot
Joey Butler smacked a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning off Orioles reliever Wesley Wright to tie the game at six, capping the Rays' comeback from an early 5-0 deficit Monday afternoon.
3/30/2015 | Cash set to go forward without naming closer
Even with Jake McGee (left-elbow surgery) out until early May, the Rays have several late-inning guys capable of getting the final three outs. Included in the mix are Grant Balfour, Kevin Jepsen, Ernesto Frieri, and Brad Boxberger.
3/30/2015 | Light at end of tunnel for Rays' injured starters
Heading into camp, Alex Cobb and Drew Smyly were givens to be in the rotation, and Alex Colome looked like a good bet to be the fifth starter. Then Smyly went down with tendinitis in his left shoulder, Colome had visa problems then pneumonia, and Cobb encountered tendinitis in his right forearm.
3/29/2015 | 'Bullpen day' works out for Rays until extra frame
The Rays had a "bullpen day" Sunday where they used all relievers rather than any of the team's starters in a 3-2 loss to the Red Sox in 10 innings.
3/29/2015 | Rays' relievers build up with back-to-back outings
Back-to-back outings are in order for many members of the Rays bullpen this week.
3/29/2015 | Wilson, Casali in tight race for back-up catcher spot
The Rays have a pleasant problem: Two catchers they like competing for the back-up spot.
3/29/2015 | Rays' rotation a work in progress due to injuries
Putting together the Rays' starting rotation this spring has presented an unexpected challenge.
3/28/2015 | Archer, Odorizzi look good in Minor League outings
Charlotte Sports Park's back fields saw significant activity on Saturday while the Major League club fell 9-6 to the Red Sox on the main field. Specifically, Chris Archer pitched in a Triple-A game and Jake Odorizzi in a Double-A game while Nathan Karns pitched in the Major League game.
3/28/2015 | Karns struggles as Rays' rally falls short vs. Red Sox
The Red Sox scored early on Saturday and then added runs late to put a 9-6 win over the Rays on ice on Saturday at Charlotte Sports Park.
3/28/2015 | Cobb moving forward in his recovery
Alex Cobb played catch on Saturday and everything went well. The Rays right-hander threw 30 pitches and said he expects to be back pitching for the Rays by the end of April.
3/28/2015 | Rays still have plenty of roster decisions to make
Heading into Saturday, the Rays' roster stood at 44 players. That mean's 19 players must be trimmed in some fashion before the start of the season. Rays manager Kevin Cash expects the final decisions about who will be on the team's 25-man roster will go down to the wire.
3/27/2015 | Teaford making a push for spot on Rays pitching staff
With his 31st birthday drawing near, a modest 106 Major League innings under his belt and multiple spots on the Tampa Bay pitching staff up for grabs, Everett Teaford's career has reached critical stage. And the Rays' left-hander is pitching accordingly.
3/27/2015 | Karns uses new mindset to earn spot in Rays rotation
Along with the standard equipment he typically brings to Spring Training each February, Nathan Karns decided to pack something else this year. A modified mindset.
3/27/2015 | Rays, Orioles game washed out
The Orioles and Rays game was called off due to inclement weather in the middle of the fourth inning.
3/27/2015 | Cash confirms Odorizzi, Karns will start in opening series
Rays manager Kevin Cash met with the media in Port Charlotte this morning, and offered several updates before the team boarded the bus for Sarasota, Fla.
3/26/2015 | Rays reassign four to Minors camp, reduce roster to 44
The Tampa Bay Rays reassigned four players to Minor League camp on Thursday, reducing their roster to 44 players.
3/26/2015 | Archer named Opening Day starter
Chris Archer will get the ball for the Rays when they open their season April 6 against the Orioles. The right-hander becomes the club's 11th different Opening Day starter in 18 seasons.
3/26/2015 | Longoria, Jennings go deep in win over Yankees
The Rays had a "bullpen day" with a group of relievers taking the mound, and Evan Longoria and Desmond Jennings both homered in a win over the Yankees.
3/26/2015 | Souza focused on making a home with Rays
Steven Souza's route to the Major League may have been different if he had not come up with the Nationals and their strong, crowded outfield, but is now focused on becoming a fixture for the Rays.
3/26/2015 | Manfred discusses stadium in Rays' camp visit
New commissioner Rob Manfred visited the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, and the team's stadium issue proved to be one of the main topics of discussion.
3/25/2015 | Andriese, Rays outduel Gibson, Twins with late rally
The Rays' Matt Andriese and the Twins' Kyle Gibson matched up for a Grapefruit League pitchers' duel on Wednesday afternoon at Hammond Stadium, as the Rays scored late to pick up a 2-1 win.
3/25/2015 | Forsythe getting chance to start at second base
Now that Nick Franklin is out with a left-oblique strain, Logan Forsythe should be considered the Rays' starting second baseman.
3/25/2015 | Jepsen ready for big role in Rays bullpen
Kevin Jepsen should be a mainstay in this year's bullpen. The Rays acquired the veteran reliever from the Angels in exchange for outfielder Matt Joyce. Thus far, manager Kevin Cash said he's been "kind of exactly as everybody envisioned."
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