Infielder Phil Gosselin had two hits, catcher Chris Stewart drove in a run and the Pirates capitalized on a handful of the Rays' mistakes in a 4-0 win at LECOM Park on Friday afternoon.
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According to a report from the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays are finalizing a deal to sign free-agent catcher Derek Norris. A Major League source told MLB.com that a deal is not done but "very likely." The club has not confirmed the deal.
That Matt Duffy won't be with the Rays at the beginning of season is a known fact. Colby Rasmus' status remains to be determined.
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No big surprise: Chris Archer will be the Rays' Opening Day starter.
The Yankees and Rays played to a 5-5 tie as New York's Tyler Wade stole third and then scored on an error to knot the game up in the ninth Thursday afternoon at Charlotte Sports Park.
Chris Archer couldn't stay awake until the end of Team USA's 8-0 win over Puerto Rico to win the World Baseball Classic, but the right-hander was happy about the result on Thursday morning.
Jake Bauers and Casey Gillaspie headlined the cuts made by the Rays on Thursday.
Who do the Rays have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Tampa Bay's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Stuart Sternberg showed up at camp on Thursday, and the Rays' principal owner spoke about the stadium issue.
Astros' No. 13 prospect J.D. Davis is hitting well lately, going 3-for-4 on Wednesday and notching multihit games in three of his past six contests.
Rays starter Chris Archer would have liked to join his teammates from Team USA as they moved on to play Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic championship game on Wednesday night. Archer, however, had to focus on his other team as he prepares to take the mound on Opening Day of the regular season for the Tampa Bay Rays.
Recent Rays acquisition Jumbo Diaz arrived at Tampa Bay's spring camp Wednesday. The Rays claimed the 33-year-old right-hander off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds on March 10, but he was committed to play for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.
Rays starter Chris Archer had a rough return from the World Baseball Classic and Team USA, allowing four runs (three earned) in 5 2/3 innings in a 7-4 loss to the Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium on Wednesday.
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Brad Boxberger is out. Alex Colome has returned from the World Baseball Classic. And according to Rays manager Kevin Cash, the Rays' bullpen is in pretty good shape.
Every Spring Training, prospects get a chance to show what they can do as they prepare for the season ahead. Some are competing for jobs in big league camps, others are prepping for the season as they vie for spots at Minor League affiliates up and down a team's system. MLBPipeline.com is visiting all 30 camps this spring. Today we check in on the Tampa Bay Rays.
Catcher Jacob Stallings launched a game-tying homer in the eighth inning and Gift Ngoepe hit a walk-off single in the ninth, leading the Pirates to a 5-4 win over the Rays on Tuesday afternoon at LECOM Park.
As part of MLBPipeline.com's visit to all 30 Spring Training facilities, we'll be sitting down with prospects and getting to know them a little better. At Rays camp, it was No. 11 prospect Garrett Whitley.
Steven Souza Jr. made a last-minute move to center field for Tuesday's Rays-Pirates contest at LECOM Park.
The Rays and center fielder Kevin Kiermaier have agreed to a six-year, $53.5 million deal with a club option. The contract, which includes incentives and a club option that could raise the maximum value to $66.15 million, runs through 2022 with the club option in place for '23. Kiermaier was scheduled to become a free agent after the '20 season.
Pittsburgh used the long ball on Monday to take a 5-4 win over the Tampa Bay at Charlotte Sports Park.
Rays closer Brad Boxberger is doubtful for the start of the season. Boxberger was scheduled to throw in a Minor League game on Tuesday, but he has been scratched due to a lingering problem with his right lat, according to Rays manager Kevin Cash.
Matt Andriese is slated to be the Rays' fifth starter, which is how he began the 2016 season. Of course, the Rays did not need a fifth starter until May due to the early-season off-days.
In the Rays' dugout, they're long past being surprised by anything Kevin Kiermaier does in center field. Diving catches? Sure, no big deal. Robbing home runs? Routine stuff, pal. Anything else?
While his line may not read the way he would have liked, just getting into a game represented progress for Colby Rasmus. The Rays left fielder had been sidelined all spring following offseason hip and core muscle surgeries. He made his Grapefruit League debut Sunday afternoon, going 0-for-3 with three strikeouts in the Rays' 8-0 win over the Phillies.
Right-hander Jerad Eickhoff had a strong showing against the Rays on Sunday afternoon, going six innings and allowing two runs on four hits and no walks with nine strikeouts. But, his offense did him no favors, as four Rays pitchers combined to keep the Phillies off the bases until Tommy Joseph's one-out double in the eighth on the way to an 8-0 Rays win.
Jake Bauers slugged his second home run in as many days and Chase Whitley tossed four innings of two-hit ball in his first spring start to help lead the Rays to a 3-2 victory against the Blue Jays on Saturday at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.
Chase Whitley continued to make a strong case for a spot on the Rays' roster during Tampa Bay's 3-2 win over the Blue Jays at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium on Saturday. The right-hander yielding two hits with four strikeouts and one walk over four scoreless innings of work.
Rays first base/outfield prospect Jake Bauers claims he's never really been quick out of the gate to open a season, especially when it comes to Spring Training. But after the scorching start he's had to Grapefruit League play, the 21-year-old is surprising even himself.
As first impressions go, Rickie Weeks Jr. is off and running with the Rays so far.
The Twins' first two hits of the game were home runs, which were enough offense for Minnesota to defeat Tampa Bay, 4-2, at Charlotte Sports Park on Friday.
A pair of top 20 overall prospects -- Michael Kopech and Francis Martes -- put together dominant outings on the mound and were among Friday's top prospect performers.
For many, St. Patrick's Day is the most superstitious day on the calendar, but for the Rays, it's just another work day.