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Rays announce 2016 spring training schedule, reporting dates

Tampa Bay Online The Tampa Bay Rays open the 2016 Grapefruit League season March 2 against the visiting Washington Nationals at Charlotte Sports Park. The 15-game home schedule concludes March 31 against visiting...
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Please, St. Petersburg, don't make same baseball error twice

Tampa Bay Online In 1986, St. Pete decided to build a dome without a team at the far western end of the marketplace, and plenty of people sounded the alarm, writes Joe Henderson. Now the mayor says the city wants...
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Rays trade Yates to Indians; Nava, Arencibia cut loose

Tampa Bay Online The Tampa Bay Rays cleared space on their 40-man roster today by trading right-hander Kirby Yates to the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday for cash considerations. The team also outrighted outfielder...
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St. Pete leaders: Keeping Rays at revamped Tropicana Field site makes sense

Tampa Bay Online Some say letting the Rays look around is the best way to show them the Trop site is the most lucrative in the region. Trickier, however, is how to make it attractive to the Rays and fans who...
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Rays clear space for prospects, part ways with Arencibia, Nava, Gomes, Yates

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays cleared space on the 40-man roster Friday to protect what president of baseball operations Matt Silverman called the "next wave of Rays pitchers who will come up through...
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Rays-Blue Jays season opener moves up a day for ESPN

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- Opening Day for the Tampa Bay Rays is now one day earlier after ESPN tabbed the Rays-Toronto Blue Jays game Tropicana Field as one of seven to be televised nationally. The Rays...
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With latest honor, Maddon proves he's one of best

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Joe Maddon used the word "validate" a number of times Tuesday night during a conference call made possible when the former Rays manager won his third Manager of the Year award, this one...
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Rays could make trip to Cuba during spring

Tampa Bay Online The Tampa Bay Rays would be the team to make the trip if Major League Baseball returns to Cuba for an exhibition game during spring training. Commissioner Rob Manfred drew the Rays from a bin of...
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Kiermaier wins Gold Glove; fifth Rays player to earn honor

Tampa Bay Online Tampa Bay Rays Kevin Kiermaier won the 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove for center fielders in the American League. Meanwhile, teammate Evan Longoria was passed over for Baltimore's Manny Machado.
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Rays' Kiermaier could become first to win Gold Glove in first full season

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash said the pitching staff should treat Kevin Kiermaier for all the hits and runs he saved them over the course of the season in the same fashion...
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Pinellas commission up next if Rays, St. Pete reach stadium deal

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG - With expectations that the new City Council will break a year-long impasse regarding the Tampa Bay Rays stadium lease, the next stop will be the Pinellas County Commission. The...
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New start, old friends: Miller will get chance to be Rays No. 1 shortstop

Tampa Bay Online When Brad Miller found out he was traded to Tampa Bay, the first person he called was his girlfriend. His second call was to former Clemson teammate and now current Rays teammate Richie Shaffer.
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Rays send Karns, two others to Seattle for infield help

Tampa Bay Online The Rays headed into the offseason intent on improving the offense against right-handed pitching, and the team made a big step toward that end during a six-player swap with the Mariners.
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St. Pete council election favors possible renewed Rays talks

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG - Lisa Wheeler-Brown, a community activist turned political candidate, captured the pivotal District 7 City Council seat Tuesday, perhaps paving the way for renewed stadium...
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Royals win World Series, rally late, then rout Mets in 12th

Tampa Bay Online NEW YORK -- The Kansas City Royals won their first World Series crown since 1985, rallying in the ninth inning when Eric Hosmer scrambled home to tie it and then breaking away in the 12th to beat...
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Rays stadium issue looms large in Tuesday city council election

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- Candidates for three city council seats on the ballot here Tuesday say the election is not only about baseball, but it could determine the future home of the Tampa Bay Rays. Two...
  • 27 days ago
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Who benefits if Rays leave town?

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- Local leaders have yet to find common ground on how much the Tampa Bay Rays should pay if they leave St. Petersburg, but there is consensus on one thing: The team must pay...
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Blog Articles

Rays prospects and minor leagues: Several Rays homer

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — Joey Rickard did it again, and Justin Wiliams continued to swing a hot bat There were a lot of good results for the Rays on Friday, but Enny Romero did take another loss in relief. Australian...
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Rays Release Spring Training Schedule

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — Pitchers and catchers report Feb. 21st This morning, the Rays have released their 2016 spring training schedule that's subject to change, pending the approval of the US and Cuban governments. ...
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An AFL PITCHf/x profile of Buddy Borden

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — An elite rising fastball and a bunch of question marks. The Arizona Fall League is a developmental league made up of teams formed by combining prospects from each minor league organizations. The...
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November 27 in Rays History: Jaso for Lueke

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — Not the best of days. Welcome to the November 27th Tank! *** This date in Rays history! In 2011, the team traded away John Jaso to the Seattle Mariners for the controversial pitcher,...
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Tampa Bay Rays Official Fan Holiday Shopping Guide

Tampa Bay Online (nomo.red.evil) — What to buy...and what not to buy. It's that time of the year, when the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, then quickly scored some cool gifts. And ever since, we've been trying...
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Thanksgiving Tank!

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — This date in Rays History, Trivia, & the Countdown! Welcome to the Thanksgiving Tank! November 26th in Rays History! In 2012, Evan Longoria signed a massive extension with the team that...
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Five questions family members will ask you about the Rays over Thanksgiving

Tampa Bay Online (Jared Ward) — A guide to some of the questions you'll be asked about the Rays from your family. The holiday season is upon us, filled with good food, good drinks, and awkward conversations with family members...
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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Happy Thanksgiving

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — Rays players will still be playing today Jared Mortensen joined Joey Rickard, Taylor Motter, Cameron Seitzer and Enny Romero in the Dominican. His debut did not go well. Australian Baseball...
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An AFL PITCHf/x profile of Hunter Wood

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — Oh, the verticality! I love the Arizona Fall League. I mean, I've never been to Arizona and I've never watched a fall league game on TV, but there's something that the AFL has, that makes it...
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The Tank is Back!

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — This date in team history, trivia, and the countdown! On November 28th, 2007 the Tampa Bay Rays and Minnesota Twins came together to complete a franchise altering trade in which six...
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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Rivera drives in run

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — Tuesday was a slow day in the winter leagues Despite a doubleheader in Puerto Rico Tuesday, there was not much action for Rays minor leaguers. I'm beginning to wonder why Pat Blair is even...
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The DRaysBay 2016 off-season plan suggestion box results!

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — When I opened up the  Off-season Suggestion Box for our community to inform the Rays of the "moves" they should make this winter, I'm not sure what I expected. No less than thirteen people...
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Rays prospect spotlight: OF Garrett Whitley

Tampa Bay Online (johntown99) — Whitley has solid raw tools but struggled to start his career in the minor leagues When the Rays picked Garrett Whitley in the first round this year, it was questioned whether he would even...
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Rays prospects and minor leagues Nov. 24: Off Days

Tampa Bay Online (johntown99) — Only two games with Rays players It was a boring day for Rays players considering most of them had off, but look, Enny Romero pitched! Australian Baseball League C Nick Ciuffo: Off OF Bralin...
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November 25th in Rays History!

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — Nathan Karns turns 28 today On this date in Tampa Bay Rays history, starting pitcher, Nathan Karns is born in 1987. The Rays acquired Karns back during the 2013-2014 off-season, just prior...
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November 24th in Rays History!

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — The end of the Jose Molina era On November 24th, 2014 the Jose Molina era in Tampa Bay came to an end as the Rays released their three year long, framing extraordinaire following a...
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Giants sign shortstop Hak-Ju Lee

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — The former top prospect will join his third organization If it wasn't over when he was designated for assignment or when he was granted minor league free agency, the Hak-Ju Lee era with the Rays...
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Chase Whitley: Scouting the newest Ray

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — Don't expect a dramatic breakout, but Whitley can pitch. Before the rosters deadline, the Rays claimed  Chase Whitley off waivers from the Yankees , giving him a valuable space on the...
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Rays Rule 5 draft 2015

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Who could the Rays potentially lose? Last year, Oscar Hernandez was snatched away from the Rays organization with the first selection in the draft. Hernandez then broke his hambate bone...
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Rays nearing government approval to play in Cuba

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — If it's approved by both governments Earlier this month, MLB had a drawing where they selected a sole team that would possibly head to Cuba and take on their national team in the Cuban capital...
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