3/15/2014 | Myers exits Rays-Bucs early with bruised quad
Wil Myers had to leave the Rays' split-squad, 6-3 win over the Pirates on Saturday in the third inning after fouling a ball off his right leg. Myers was diagnosed with a bruised right quad, and was removed for precautionary reasons.
3/15/2014 | Oviedo arrives, ready to get to work for Rays
Juan Carlos Oviedo finally reported to camp on Saturday after resolving his lingering visa issues in the Dominican Republic. If healthy, Oviedo will give the Rays another late-inning option out of the bullpen.
3/15/2014 | Rays players report back on new Batter's Eye
Several Rays took time on Friday to go to Tropicana Field to check out the hitting background provided by the new Batter's Eye in center field.
3/15/2014 | Price's 2008 ALCS still impresses Maddon
On Friday, Joe Maddon had cause to watch Game 7 of the 2008 American League Championship Series during the bus ride back to Port Charlotte after the Rays played the Braves, and the viewing had him praising David Price.
3/15/2014 | Rays pitchers already getting hitting refresher
Since Tampa Bay plays its first Interleague road game at Cincinnati on April 11, Rays pitchers have already been armed with bats to prepare for the games without a designated hitter.
3/15/2014 | For Rays prospect Kiermaier, offense is key
Kevin Kiermaier became one of Thursday's cuts when the Rays optioned him to Minor League camp, but the 23-year-old outfielder left an impression on manager Joe Maddon.
3/15/2014 | Odorizzi delivers solid outing as Rays beat Bucs
Jake Odorizzi pitched two-hit ball for 3 2/3 innings Saturday, setting up the Rays' 6-3 victory over the Pirates at McKechnie Field.
3/15/2014 | Bedard boosted by split Rays crew's bats
Erik Bedard settled in to go 4 1/3 innings in a 6-3 win over the Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon at Charlotte Sports Park, where the offense was highlighted by a Mikie Mahtook slam and Evan Longoria's two hits.
3/14/2014 | Upton, eyeing return to form, visits with Rays 'family'
B.J. Upton, looking for a return to form in 2014, visited with his former teammates and manager when the Rays visited the Braves on Friday.
3/14/2014 | Players test new batter's eye at The Trop
Due to the offseason construction to make Tropicana Field's center-field area more fan friendly, a new batter's eye has been installed. Several Rays players took time to go to Tropicana Field to check out the new hitting background on Friday.
3/14/2014 | Visa in hand, Oviedo expected Saturday
Juan Carlos Oviedo has missed all of camp thus far due to visa issues. Now the veteran right-hander has his visa and is expected to be in camp on Saturday.
3/14/2014 | Maddon sees elite potential in Jennings
Rays manager Joe Maddon believes that if center fielder Desmond Jennings bumps up his on-base percentage and continues to improve his defense, he can attain elite status.
3/14/2014 | Archer extends strong spring in start against Braves
Chris Archer gave up just one run in 4 2/3 innings, but the bullpen couldn't follow suit, as the Rays fell to the Braves, 6-1, at Champion Stadium on Friday.
3/13/2014 | View from Studio 3: Hanigan key for rotation
The Tampa Bay Rays will be a factor in October as long as Ryan Hanigan's hard work with his starters pays off.
3/13/2014 | Sands, Moore stand out with impressive hitting
Jerry Sands and Jeremy Moore have used their bats to get noticed this spring. Sands is an infielder/outfielder the Rays claimed off waivers from the Pirates, and Moore is an outfielder signed as a Minor League free agent.
3/13/2014 | Rays now have three candidates for fifth-starter spot
Nathan Karns was sent to Minor League camp Thursday, so the candidates still in the hunt for the final spot in the rotation are Jake Odorizzi, Erik Bedard and Cesar Ramos.
3/13/2014 | Maddon, Rays continue to support Upton
The Rays travel to Kissimmee, Fla., to play the Braves on Friday, which should allow them to pay a visit to B.J. Upton, who played eight seasons for Tampa Bay. Manager Joe Maddon noted that Upton remains beloved in the Rays' camp.
3/13/2014 | Moore rebounds in Rays' dominant pitching effort
Tampa Bay put together a 4-1 victory over Pittsburgh on Thursday afternoon at Charlotte Sports Park, riding the strong left arm of Matt Moore in a bounce-back start.
3/13/2014 | Rays continuing tradition with strong farm
For much of the last decade, the Rays' player development program has hummed along, methodically graduating one impact player after another.
3/13/2014 | How do Rays' prospects fit Tampa Bay's needs?
The Rays made their big splash in the prospect pool last season when they acquired Wil Myers. But after giving up two arms in the deal, an injury to starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson will likely cause them to turn to a prospect or two this coming season for the rotation.
3/13/2014 | Price will make his third Opening Day start for Rays
Left-hander David Price will take the hill for the Rays on March 31 against the Blue Jays. It will be the third Opening Day start for Price, who also opened the season for Tampa Bay in 2011 and '13.
3/12/2014 | Rays power to win behind Moore, Sands
Jerry Sands hit a solo home run in the top of the ninth inning off right-hander Chad Jenkins to lead the Rays to a 5-4 victory over the Blue Jays on Wednesday afternoon at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.
3/12/2014 | Reliever Lowe puts mechanical issues in past
Mark Lowe is a bullpen hopeful in Rays camp this spring. Now his mechanical issues are behind him, but the journey was not a pleasant one for the veteran right-hander.
3/12/2014 | No chance for Seitzer to wow his dad again
Cameron Seitzer did not make the trip with the Rays to Dunedin on Wednesday after the Minor Leaguer made a splash during his last visit to Dunedin on Friday.
3/12/2014 | Col. DeThomas to throw first pitch at Rays' opener
Col. Scott V. DeThomas, commander, 6th Air Mobility Wing, MacDill Air Force Base, will throw the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Rays' Opening Day game against the Blue Jays at Tropicana Field on March 31.
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