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Well-traveled Oliver Drake joins Rays as Casey Sadler is sent down

Tampa Bay Online Right-handed reliever Oliver Drake made history last season when he pitched for five teams, going from the Brewers to the Indians to the Angels to the Blue Jays to the Twins.The Rays "won" the...
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Rays at Indians lineups on a soggy Sunday

Tampa Bay Online After sitting through a nearly three-hour delay for what turned out to be not much rain on Saturday, the Rays and Indians are going to try and wrap up their four-game series this afternoon, though...
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Rays wait and wait and then bounce back to beat Indians 6-2

Tampa Bay Online CLEVELAND - The Rays got a few extra hours to stew over Friday's frustrating loss when Saturday's scheduled 4:10 start got pushed back to nearly 7 due to the threat of heavy rain that never...
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Marc Topkin�s takeaways from Rays� game Saturday against Indians

Tampa Bay Online • After expected solid showings from Blake Snell and Charlie Morton, the Rays have to wind it up to get through three more days of openers/bulk guys, with Jalen Beeks, Yonny Chirinos and...
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Rays plan to stick with Jose Alvarado in high-leverage situations

Tampa Bay Online CLEVELAND - Manager Kevin Cash said, as you'd expect, that despite Friday's eighth-inning blowup he would stick with using Jose Alvarado in high-leverage situations. "No concerns whatsoever,''...
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Rays Tales: The 10 most impactful/influential people in franchise history

Tampa Bay Online CLEVELAND - Seeing Andrew Friedman and Jim Hickey back at the Trop last week, chatting recently with Stuart Sternberg, reading John Romano's tale of the transition from Vince Naimoli's ownership...
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Why Rays� Tommy Pham went all Bo Jackson after game-ending strikeout

Tampa Bay Online CLEVELAND - Rays outfielder Tommy Pham put into words Saturday what seemed obvious by his actions at the end of Friday's game - that he was frustrated by Eric Cooper's called third strike.Pham...
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Rays at Indians lineups for Saturday, trying to bounce back again

Tampa Bay Online It's Cleveland and not New York, but for the second straight week the Rays go into play Saturday trying to rebound from a tough Friday night loss, with Jose Alvarado at the center of it.Last...
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Stu Sternberg and his Wall Street cohorts didn�t set out to change baseball, it just worked out that way

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG - You are 20-something years old, working a Wall Street job you never really wanted. You have a friend who just quit his job at Goldman Sachs with dreams of publishing a novel.Your...
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Jose Alvarado makes a mess again as Rays lose 3-1 to Indians

Tampa Bay Online CLEVELAND - The Rays want to believe in Jose Alvarado, want to believe that the dazzling stuff he has on the mound will translate to making him a lockdown, high-leverage, late-inning reliever. ...
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Marc Topkin�s takeaways from Rays� game Friday against Indians

Tampa Bay Online • Injuries created some opportunity for additional playing time against right-handers, but credit Avisail Garcia for taking advantage of it. Manager Kevin Cash said Friday what has seemed...
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The story of the allergic reaction that sidelined Rays� Daniel Robertson

Tampa Bay Online CLEVELAND - It was maybe 20 minutes before first pitch Thursday when Daniel Robertson ate a couple bites of a sweet potato dish in the clubhouse food room and got that familiar and quite...
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Rays at Indians lineups for Friday, with Blake Snell on the mound

Tampa Bay Online The Rays will have ace Blake Snell on the mound tonight as they take on the Indians in the second game of a four-game weekend set.The Rays won the opener on Thursday with a strong outing from just...
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How Indians� Francisco Lindor could be the poster boy for Rays� Willy Adames

Tampa Bay Online CLEVELAND - With Yandy Diaz the latest player sidelined by injury, the Rays need some others to step up.Manager Kevin Cash would like to see shortstop Willy Adames be one of those guys, and...
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Andrew Friedman�s four worst moves with the Rays

Tampa Bay Online 1. The wrong pickTim Beckham, the first overall pick in the 2008 draft, has been a bit player for three different franchises. [Times files (2016)]The Rays had the No. 1 pick in the 2008 draft and...
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Andrew Friedman�s four best moves in building the Rays

Tampa Bay Online 1. Parting with a former top pickMatt Garza is congratulated after throwing the first no-hitter in Rays history in 2010. [DIRK SHADD | Times ]The year before Stuart Sternberg's group arrived,...
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Which Ray needs to step up during the next six weeks?

Tampa Bay Online It's a scheduling quirk that had to make Rays management say "uh-oh" when MLB laid out the 2019 slate. The Rays find themselves in the midst of 34 games in 34 days, and most of their opponents...
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For heaven�s sake, can the grownups get involved in the Rays stadium search?

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG - There is bravado, and there is bull. Combine them, and you get a politician.Now, on a campaign trail, that might produce a ruthless kind of conquest. But when it comes to getting...
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Marc Topkin�s takeaways from Rays� 7-2 win Thursday against Indians

Tampa Bay Online • With Yandy Diaz the latest Rays hitter to be sidelined, they need others to step up, and manager Kevin Cash has pretty much challenged them. Willy Adames made a good case Thursday, going...
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Rays prospect Brendan McKay being promoted to Triple-A Durham

Tampa Bay Online After another dominant performance for Double-A Montgomery, lefty Brendan McKay was told Thursday night he is being promoted to Triple-A, and will make his first start for Durham on Tuesday....
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Blog Articles

GDT: Looking for a series win

Tampa Bay Online (Brett Phillips) — If this rain stays away... Go Rays!
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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Brujan, Haley named FSL All-Stars

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — A pair of infielders will represent Charlotte in the Florida State League All-Star Game. Vidal Brujan is one of the most talented players in the organization, and he was recognized for his...
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Rays 6, Cleveland 2: Lowe’d contact

Tampa Bay Online (John Ford) — Brandon Lowe, Tommy Pham, and Ji-Man Choi back a strong outing from Charlie Morton It took a while to get there, but the Rays eventually dispatched the Cleveland Indians 6-2 behind big hits from...
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GDT: Last night was unceasingly frustrating

Tampa Bay Online (Brett Phillips) — Sometimes I hate baseball But the best part about it is that there’s almost always another game the next day!
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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Benton Moss retires

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — Back injuries limited the right-handed pitcher. I missed this Thursday, but Benton Moss announced his retirement on Twitter: Yesterday I made the tough decision to retire from professional...
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Rays 1, Cleveland 3: First things first (and last things last)

Tampa Bay Online (Jim_Turvey) — Two strange 2019 trends continue in a tough loss It happened again. (But it didn’t play out the same.) For the 30th time this season, the Rays scored first. They had previously won 22 of those...
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GDT: Blake Snell time, baby!

Tampa Bay Online (Brett Phillips) — Everyone gird your loins! Snell takes on noted popstar Justin Bieber in Believeland today.
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Ryan Yabrough got the chance to pitch deep in last night’s game and he nailed it

Tampa Bay Online (jtmorgan) — Did Kevin Cash forget the bullpen’s phone number? Normally quick-hook-Cash let his starter pitch into the eighth inning and we wondered why Last night Ryan Yarbrough was called up to fill in the...
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B.J. Upton to represent Rays at the MLB Draft

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — The annual MLB Draft is fast approaching and the 30 organizations around the game have announced who they’ll have representing their team during the first day of the draft. For the Tampa Bay...
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FanPost Friday: Create better baseball rules

Tampa Bay Online (Ashley MacLennan) — I know you’ve all got ideas on improving baseball. Baseball has a lot of rules, both written and unwritten, and some of them make a lot of sense, while others are befuddling. They’re also...
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Rays 2019 MLB draft preview: Corner bats

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — If the Rays are searching for power potential, they should have quite a few choices with their Day 1 picks. The MLB draft is a week and a half away from beginning, and to continue our draft...
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View from the Catwalk: Yarby back

Tampa Bay Online (Jim_Turvey) — The Cleveland pitching gets tougher over the weekend, though I’ll be the first to admit to being a rather large Ryan Yarbrough skeptic, but boy oh boy did he deliver in Cleveland on Thursday. In...
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Rays prospects and minor leagues: McKay promoted to Triple A, per report

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — Brendan McKay has been one of the best pitchers in the minors this season. Brendan McKay will be promoted to Triple-A Durham and start for the Bulls on Tuesday, according to Marc Topkin . In 41...
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Rays 7, Indians 2: You get a home run, you get a home run, everybody gets a home run!

Tampa Bay Online (Dominik Vega) — The offensive performance was great, but so was Ryan Yarbrough! Opening a four game series in Cleveland, the Rays looked to get off on the right foot and take back their lead in the AL East...
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GDT: 4 game series with a Cleveland team

Tampa Bay Online (Brett Phillips) — Who knows what will happen? But thaaaaaaaaats baseball! Go Rays! Win every game from here on out! I will be satisfied with nothing less!
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Brandon Lowe has a different approach in 2019

Tampa Bay Online (Jim_Turvey) — He’s been amazing but in a strangely different way than his 2018 introduction. When the Rays signed Brandon Lowe to a six-year, $24 million contract on the eve of the 2019 season, even they...
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Rays place Diaz on the IL, recall Yarbrough

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — Diaz suffered an injury after being hit by a pitch against the Yankees last week Prior to Thursday’s series opener against the Cleveland Indians, the Tampa Bay Rays have placed infielder Yandy...
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View from the Catwalk:  Kevin Burkhardt to make debut

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — Also, Matt Duffy is sidelined again Last night, the Tampa Bay Rays prevailed against the Los Angeles Dodgers with the final score being, 8-1. It was a duel of the pitching staffs until the Rays...
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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Brendan McKay strikes out 9 in 6.0 scoreless innings

Tampa Bay Online (jtmorgan) — Christian Arroyo and Michael Brosseau homer for Durham Brendan McKay (Montgomery) made his season debut as a bulk guy with a scoreless 6.0 innings with nine strikeouts. Curtis Taylor...
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Rays 8 Dodgers 1: Couple of three run bombs break game open

Tampa Bay Online (Mister Lizzie) — We love a seven run inning but think of poor Ozzie Timmons After several tough losses (and even a tough win), no doubt a few Rays fans were considering tonight’s game against the National...
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