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Rays Brendan McKay sidelined in minors with shoulder fatigue, but expected back soon

Tampa Bay Online HOUSTON - Rookie lefty Brendan McKay won't be re-joining the Rays rotation this week, having been placed on the seven-day injured list at Triple-A Durham due to shoulder fatigue.But the Rays said...
  • 23 days ago
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For Rays Charlie Morton, return to Houston is special in many ways

Tampa Bay Online HOUSTON - The last time Charlie Morton was at Minute Maid Park for a game he was in tears.His Astros were eliminated by the Red Sox in the fifth game of last year's AL Championship Series, and the...
  • 23 days ago
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What they�re saying about Vince Naimoli

Tampa Bay Online The original owner of the Rays franchise died Sunday at age 81. Here is sampling of the reaction around Major League Baseball and beyond:Rob Manfred, MLB commissioner"Vince Naimoli was the driving...
  • 23 days ago
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Do not allow history to forget the greatest achievement of Vince Naimoli�s career

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG - For about 10 minutes, Vince Naimoli was our hero. A simmering combination of fierce and relentless at a time when Tampa Bay was in desperate need of both.If he was also ruthless...
  • 23 days ago
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Original Rays franchise owner Vince Naimoli dies at age 81

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG - Vince Naimoli, the Tampa-based businessman who led the effort that finally brought a Major League Baseball franchise to the bay area, died Sunday night after a long illness. He...
  • 23 days ago
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Marc Topkin�s takeaways from Rays 8-3 loss to Orioles

Tampa Bay Online Marc Topkin's takeaways from Rays 8-3 loss to Orioles:* He ended up out of the game with a ribcage that will be sore for days, but applaud Kevin Kiermaier's hustle and effort in trying to make a...
  • 24 days ago
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Rays Jalen Beeks searching for something as struggles continues

Tampa Bay Online BALTIMORE - Jalen Beeks had another bad day on the mound for the Rays.And a long one.With the Orioles scoring three off Beeks when he took over in the third Sunday to extend their lead to 4-0 and...
  • 24 days ago
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Rays come up short again against last-place Orioles, lose 8-3

Tampa Bay Online BALTIMORE - And now comes the hard part of the Rays schedule?The Rays finished the supposedly soft August stretch in disappointing and somewhat concerning fashion on Sunday, losing a second...
  • 24 days ago
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Rays at Orioles lineups, at end of the easy stretch

Tampa Bay Online UPDATE, 11:24: Wendle said he's good to go and will be able to play back to back games, which he hasn't done yet. Cash said they will have him cut way back on pre-game swings to keep the wrist...
  • 24 days ago
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Marc Topkin�s takeaways from Rays� 7-1 loss to Orioles

Tampa Bay Online 1. One thing we know for sure about Rays rookie infielder Mike Brosseau - he sure likes to hit against the Orioles. The home run Brosseau hit Saturday was his sixth of the season, and his fifth...
  • 25 days ago
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Jose Alvarado�s opening act a mess, so is rest of Rays� night in 7-1 loss

Tampa Bay Online BALTIMORE - Rays coaches spoke confidently Saturday afternoon about how Jose Alvarado would soon get his wayward pitches straightened out, and optimistically that it would start Saturday night...
  • 25 days ago
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Rays� Avisail Garcia returns from injured list

Tampa Bay Online BALTIMORE - The Rays were quite excited to have Avisail Garcia back in their lineup Saturday.They were even more excited that it happened only 11 days after he was placed on the injured list with...
  • 25 days ago
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Oh, the pain: Ranking the Rays injuries that have hurt the most

Tampa Bay Online BALTIMORE - More than anything, more than the breakout performances, the unorthodox strategies, the roster shuffling, the historical and odd accomplishments, and all the other things the most...
  • 25 days ago
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Rays at Orioles lineups, trying Jose Alvarado as an opener

Tampa Bay Online Once again sporting their all-white Players Weekend uniforms, the Rays will look to make it three straight over the Orioles tonight.As importantly, they will try to get struggling reliever Jose...
  • 25 days ago
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Marc Topkin�s takeaways from Rays� 7-1 win over Orioles

Tampa Bay Online • Austin Meadows had the big hit in the Rays' seven-run second inning, but the two-run single by struggling Mike Zunino ahead of that was also important - for them and for him.• Trying...
  • 26 days ago
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Good eye, Tio Avi, to pass on Longo

Tampa Bay Online BALTIMORE - If not for a change of mind, there would have been a familiar name on the back of a Rays jersey during Players Weekend.Outfielder Avisail Garcia said his original plan was to use the...
  • 26 days ago
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Rays romp to 7-1 thrashing of Orioles

Tampa Bay Online BALTIMORE - The Players Weekend uniforms were obviously quite different than the norm, and the monochromatic white-and-black looks made it hard to tell who was who if you didn't already...
  • 26 days ago
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Brandon Lowe aiming to rejoin Rays for playoffs

Tampa Bay Online BALTIMORE - Rookie infielder Brandon Lowe is not ready to give up on playing again this season.Especially if the Rays can make it to the postseason.Lowe is sidelined for the rest of the regular...
  • 26 days ago
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Rays at Orioles lineups, looking for another win

Tampa Bay Online The Rays will send Trevor Richards to the mound tonight as they seek to score a second straight win over the Orioles.The Rays waited out the Orioles and a 2-plus hour rain delay on Thursday to win...
  • 26 days ago
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About those Rays Players Weekend nicknames ...

Tampa Bay Online MLB's Players weekend aims to allow players to express themselves this weekend, and the Rays will do just that.Not only will they wear monochromatic white jerseys - the Orioles had first choice...
  • 26 days ago
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Blog Articles

GDT: We hate it

Tampa Bay Online (Brett Phillips) — Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports Season over? go rasy
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Something’s wrong with Peter Fairbanks

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Fatigue? Pitch mix? Tipping pitches? What’s up! Last night the losing pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays was Peter Fairbanks, and while the use of wins and losses is often misapplied, here you can...
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Kevin Cash needs to stop counting his chickens before they hatch

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own... During last night’s contest between...
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Daily Wild Card Tracker: September 18th

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — David Richard-USA TODAY Sports Rays lost, Cleveland and Oakland both won he Rays are embroiled in a three-way race for two American League Wild Card slots. For Rays fans, this means every day...
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View from the Catwalk: Brendan McKay Day!

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Brendan McKay will get an opportunity to pitch and hit tonight Last night, the Tampa Bay Rays fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers thanks to a disastrous seventh...
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Rays 5, Dodgers 7: We don’t love it

Tampa Bay Online (Dominik Vega) — Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports Boy, that seventh inning escalated quickly. Making a quick two-game visit to Dodger Stadium, the Rays and Dodgers set off in the first game of the series in...
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GDT: True Blue

Tampa Bay Online (Brett Phillips) — Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports So tonight's game is on YouTube or something? Sure, why not. Go Rays!
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Rays announce 2019 postseason ticket information

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports What is this feeling? Hope? With only 11 games left in the season, the Tampa Bay Rays have done what is required with the postseason two weeks away: They’ve...
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Random Ray of the Week: Nick Anderson

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The phenomenal pitcher has had quite a unique journey to the Rays Hello, and welcome to the beginning of weekly series in which we will randomly choose one member...
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Daily Wild Card Tracker, September 17

Tampa Bay Online (Mister Lizzie) — Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon SMI/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The Rays are embroiled in a three-way race for two American League Wild Card slots. For Rays fans, this means every day...
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Fever Dreams: Who will be the Next Dan Johnson?

Tampa Bay Online (John Ford) — Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images A thought experiment for the stretch drive Dan Johnson is a folk hero in Tampa Bay for a reason. His several huge and improbable clutch hits altered not just...
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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Stuck in the Middle (for now)

Tampa Bay Online (Jim_Turvey) — Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports One and a half games on either side The Rays now sit a game and a half below the apparently-never-going-to-lose-again A’s and a game and a half up on the...
  • 2 days ago

Rays 4 Angels 6: Dang this one hurts

Tampa Bay Online (Mister Lizzie) — Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Did some evil spirit put a curse on the Rays today? And if so can we please quickly get the antidote? So, apparently even an out of contention team that has...
  • 3 days ago

GDT: What the heck

Tampa Bay Online (Brett Phillips) — Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images Trout is still out! Good for the Rays, bad for baseball. Go Rays!
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Rays 3, Angels 1: Tampa Bay Win a Pitchers Duel

Tampa Bay Online (John Ford) — Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports Tyler Glasnow and a fever of relievers make a d’Anaud bases loaded double stand up Jaime Barria, Tyler Glasnow, and eleven relievers combined in an old fashioned...
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GDT: More Livin' in LA

Tampa Bay Online (Brett Phillips) — Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports or is it Anaheim? Go Rays!
  • 4 days ago
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Rays 11, Angels 4: Hit squad

Tampa Bay Online (Ashley MacLennan) — Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Now that’s more like it. For a very brief moment in the second inning, when Charlie Morton gave up a single to Luis Rengifo to score Albert Pujols for the...
  • 5 days ago
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GDT: Well that was a bummer of a series

Tampa Bay Online (Brett Phillips) — Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images I hated it. Well anyway, go Rays.
  • 5 days ago

The Rays face tough competition for the Wild Card

Tampa Bay Online (jtmorgan) — Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images As the season draws to a close, the postseason race is heating up The American League Wild Card race is reaching the home stretch. With less than 10% of the...
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FanPost Friday: What was your most memorable game experience this season?

Tampa Bay Online (Ashley MacLennan) — Photo by Joseph Garnett, Jr. /Getty Images Whether in person or at home, which game moment stood out most? There are a lot of reasons to enjoy or not enjoy a game. If your team is winning by...
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