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Rays trade Alex Colome and Denard Span to Mariners for prospects

Tampa Bay Online The Rays made a major trade Friday afternoon, sending All-Star closer Alex Colome and OF Denard Span to the Mariners.The return is two minor-leaguers, RHP Andrew Moore and RHP Tommy Romero. The...
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For starters: Sergio Romo on mound tonight as Rays open series against Orioles

Tampa Bay Online By JOEY JOHNSTONTimes CorrespondentST. PETERSBURG - For openers, the Rays will use RHP Sergio Romo, the 35-year-old career reliever, as tonight's starter against the Baltimore Orioles at...
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Alex Cobb excited about return �home� to Trop even in Orioles orange

Tampa Bay Online RHP Alex Cobb has already pitched twice against his former Rays mates in Baltimore and said it didn't feel that weird, especially since there were so many new faces in the lineup.But coming back...
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Willy Adames goes back to AAA, leaving Rays with �a lot to be excited about�

Tampa Bay Online Willy Adames' first stint in the major leagues ended as planned Thursday night when he was optioned back to Triple-A Durham at the end of his planned three-game cameo filling in for new father...
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Rays journal: Blake Snell, flying Denard Span finally solve Red Sox

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG - Having lost two straight and nine of 12 times overall to the Red Sox, the Rays needed two things to go right Thursday:First, a strong start from Blake Snell.Second, some early...
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Marc Topkin�s takeaways from Thursday�s Rays-Red Sox game

Tampa Bay Online Home cooking clearly agrees with OF Denard Span. The 34-year-old Tampa product continues to deliver, producing at the plate, running the bases, making diving catches in the outfield, and Thursday,...
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Rays once again will �open� with relievers this weekend

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG - The Rays weren't kidding about being serious that starting relievers gives them the best chance to win.So much so, they plan to do so again this weekend against the Orioles - in...
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Rays tripling down on starting relievers vs. Orioles this weekend: Romo, Stanek, Romo

Tampa Bay Online The Rays aren't kidding about being serious in using relievers to start games.After unveiling the strategy last weekend against the Angels, manager Kevin Cash said they planned to use it again,...
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For starters: Rays vs. Red Sox, with Snell on the mound

Tampa Bay Online Having lost a pair of close games, the Rays will try again tonight to beat the Red Sox, and will have LHP Blake Snell on the mound.SS Willy Adames is in the lineup for the Rays for the third and...
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Rays morning after: Chris Archer, David Price sure matched up like they meant it

Tampa Bay Online For two guys who said they didn't make much of matching up, they sure dueled like they did in Boston's 4-1 victory that was decided after they left.Chris Archer, the Rays current top starter,...
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Rays journal: Could Sergio Romo be looking at pitching 3 straight games?

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG - The Rays' pitching rotation for the weekend series against the Orioles could have a familiar look: Romo, Romo, Romo.Manager Kevin Cash said using veteran right-handed reliever...
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Rookie�s error in 9th helps doom Rays against Red Sox

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG - Willy Adames was so excited to be in the big leagues, even if was for just a three-day cameo callup. So thrilled to make a smashing debut with a homer on Tuesday. So proud to...
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Marc Topkin�s takeaways from Wednesday�s Rays-Red Sox game

Tampa Bay Online In a way, the timing of RHP Jake Faria's oblique injury seemed manageable in that RHP Nathan Eovaldi is close to coming off the disabled list and can step in. But on the other hand, the Rays...
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For starters: Rays vs. Red Sox, with Archer facing Price

Tampa Bay Online The Rays are set to take on the Red Sox again tonight with a bit of a student-mentor framing as Chris Archer takes on former Tampa Bay ace David Price.The Rays announced they are putting RHP Jake...
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Rays put Jake Faria on DL, call up Vidal Nuno

Tampa Bay Online The Rays, as expected, are placing RHP Jake Faria on the 10-day DL with a left oblique strain that he sustained during Tuesday's game.Somewhat unexpectedly, they are calling up LHP Vidal Nuno to...
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Rays morning after: Faria frustrated after latest letdown

Tampa Bay Online Whatever pain RHP Jake Faria was feeling as a result of the oblique muscle on the left side he strained throwing a fourth-inning slider to Boston's Hanley Ramirez couldn't compare to the hurt in...
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Marc Topkin�s takeaways from Rays loss to Red Sox

Tampa Bay Online Marc Topkin's takeaways from Rays 4-2 loss to Red Sox on Tuesday:* The Rays record against a Red Sox team they consider a measuring stick doesn't look very good at 3-8. But, as manager Kevin Cash...
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Rays journal: Critics don�t faze Sergio Romo or team

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG - Criticisms of the Rays' latest innovative pitching strategy have piled up since Angels INF Zack Cosart said after Sunday's game that starting RHP Sergio Romo to get the first...
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Willy Adames homers, but Rays fall to Red Sox and suffer injuries

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG - Top prospect Willy Adames is only going to get to stay with the Rays for a few days, so good for him for making the most of it with a home run in his first big-league game, and...
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Rays call up top prospect Willy Adames � for now

Tampa Bay Online The Rays have called up top prospect INF Willy Adames - though likely for a short stay.INF Joey Wendle was placed on the paternity list Tuesday, which can last three days.Adames is likely to head...
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Blog Articles

Rays acquire Wilmer Font from A’s

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — In one of two Friday trades, the Rays added the hard-throwing right-hander, who was designated for assignment on Wednesday. The Rays acquired right-handed pitcher Wilmer Font from the A’s...
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Tampa Bay Rays trade Alex Colome and Denard Span to the Seattle Mariners for pitching prospects

Tampa Bay Online (Mister Lizzie) — The Rays all-star closer and veteran outfielder are heading to Seattle The Rays have traded outfielder Denard Span and reliever Alex Colome to the Seattle Mariners . In return they...
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The ethics of the opener

Tampa Bay Online (Darby Robinson) — Where is the balance between innovation, tactics, economics, and the human element in baseball? On Saturday, May 19th, the Rays started Sergio Romo , and it generated a lot of heated...
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Rays vs Orioles Series Preview: It’s Raining Openers!

Tampa Bay Online (jtmorgan) — After losing two of three to the Red Sox , the Rays have won seven of their last ten and face a Baltimore Orioles team that has been historically bad on the road. The Orioles are a...
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Matt Andriese is becoming the Rays version of Chris Devenski

Tampa Bay Online (Carl Gonzalez) — The righty is emerging as one of the league’s elite swingmen Matt Andriese has been one of the best relievers on the Rays this season. His numbers speak for themselves. His strikeouts have...
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Rays 2018 MLB draft preview: Corner bats

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — If the Rays are looking for power potential, they should have some options with their first three picks. The MLB draft is a week and a half away from beginning, and to continue our draft...
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First trades in Tampa Bay Rays history: “With the Boston Red Sox”

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — The only trade in history between these two teams July 21st, 1999 Tampa Bay Devil Rays trade RHP Julio Santana to the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later (Will...
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View from the catwalk: Ryne Stanek will do his best Sergio Romo impression

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — There’s so much going on in such a short clip. What are you doing @RaysRaymond ?!? pic.twitter.com/Aasc441zY6 — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) May 25, 2018 In the world of roster moves,...
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FanPost Friday: What is your favorite park other than Tropicana?

Tampa Bay Online (Ashley MacLennan) — The dome has its perks, but sometimes you want a view. There are few things in baseball more derided than Tropicana Field. People mock the dome, the catwalks, the turf. It frequently dukes it...
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Rays prospects and minor leagues: McKay piggybacks Chirinos in Stone Crabs shutout

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — Brendan McKay’s scoreless streak reached 23 innings with his appearance on Thursday. On Wednesday, I mentioned the catcher roster shuffling that took place the same day Willy Adames was...
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Rays 6 Red Sox 3: Boston does bullpen day

Tampa Bay Online (Mister Lizzie) — Snell is strong through six innings The Tampa Bay Rays took the final game of the series against the Boston Red Sox , capitalizing on a shaky Rick Porcello start and some Boston misplays. ...
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Preview: Rays look to Snell to avoid a sweep

Tampa Bay Online (DanSlaubaugh) — Blake Snell takes the hill as the Rays try to avoid a series sweep. Tonight, Blake Snell and the Rays aim to avoid their fourth consecutive loss as they close out a three-game set at...
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View from the catwalk: Faria injury will make Rays get creative

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — So far, the bullpen has not been overworked. But as starters drop, that balance gets harder to maintain. The Ice Rays season came to an end last night, and this play pretty much sums it up. ...
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DOTF 5/23: Ronaldo Hernandez homers, Nathan Eovaldi makes final rehab start

Tampa Bay Online (jtmorgan) — Jake Bauers plays OF for the first time this year. Nathan Eovaldi got hit around in his last scheduled rehab start in Durham. Jake Bauers played the outfield for the first time this year. Jesus...
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Rays: 1, Red Sox: 4 - Colome Struggles

Tampa Bay Online (Jared Ward) — Again. The stage was set. Chris Archer vs his former mentor David Price. Willy Adames taking on the pitcher he was traded for. It seemed too perfect. For a while, it looked like it was...
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A Modest (Schedule) Proposal

Tampa Bay Online (Jim_Turvey) — This “Modest Proposal” is decidedly not satire. Sorry, Swift The Rays fell to the Red Sox 4-2 on Tuesday night, their 24th loss of the season. They sit at 22-24, two games below .500 and 5.5...
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Preview: Chris Archer takes on his former mentor, David Price

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — Chris Archer against David Price in a must see game The Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox will be back at it tonight after another hard fought game last night, in which Boston prevailed and took...
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Is Johnny Field actually good?

Tampa Bay Online (John Ford) — He’s filled in admirable during DL stints; let’s see if that production seems sustainable After a long slog through the minors, and a near miss in spring training, Johnny Field finally got his...
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Rays place Faria on the DL, recall Vidal Nuno

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — The Rays starting rotation takes another hit as Faria heads to the DL The Tampa Bay Rays have placed right-handed starting pitcher, Jake Faria, on the 10 day disabled list with strained oblique....
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View from the Catwalk: Willy Adames debuts and promptly HRs off Sale

Tampa Bay Online (Darby Robinson) — Or should I say: Willy A-debut-mes. No? No I should never use that horrid pun again? Got it. I was stuck in a meeting, right in the very middle of it, and heard my phone beep multiple times....
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