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3/26/2015 | Rays reassign four to Minors camp, reduce roster to 44

The Tampa Bay Rays reassigned four players to Minor League camp on Thursday, reducing their roster to 44 players.


3/26/2015 | Archer named Opening Day starter

Chris Archer will get the ball for the Rays when they open their season April 6 against the Orioles. The right-hander becomes the club's 11th different Opening Day starter in 18 seasons.


3/26/2015 | Longoria, Jennings go deep in win over Yankees

The Rays had a "bullpen day" with a group of relievers taking the mound, and Evan Longoria and Desmond Jennings both homered in a win over the Yankees.


3/26/2015 | Souza focused on making a home with Rays

Steven Souza's route to the Major League may have been different if he had not come up with the Nationals and their strong, crowded outfield, but is now focused on becoming a fixture for the Rays.


3/26/2015 | Manfred discusses stadium in Rays' camp visit

New commissioner Rob Manfred visited the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, and the team's stadium issue proved to be one of the main topics of discussion.


3/25/2015 | Andriese, Rays outduel Gibson, Twins with late rally

The Rays' Matt Andriese and the Twins' Kyle Gibson matched up for a Grapefruit League pitchers' duel on Wednesday afternoon at Hammond Stadium, as the Rays scored late to pick up a 2-1 win.


3/25/2015 | Forsythe getting chance to start at second base

Now that Nick Franklin is out with a left-oblique strain, Logan Forsythe should be considered the Rays' starting second baseman.


3/25/2015 | Jepsen ready for big role in Rays bullpen

Kevin Jepsen should be a mainstay in this year's bullpen. The Rays acquired the veteran reliever from the Angels in exchange for outfielder Matt Joyce. Thus far, manager Kevin Cash said he's been "kind of exactly as everybody envisioned."


3/25/2015 | Cobb progressing, Smyly set for another 'pen session

The Rays have experienced their share of injuries this spring, but all seem to be moving in the right direction where recovery is concerned.


3/25/2015 | Rays Members to receive new perks for 2015 season

Beginning this season, Rays Members will receive half-priced parking and the ability to use a smartphone as a digital ticket and for payment at concessions stands.


3/24/2015 | Bell's final toll: Longtime closer elects to retire

Heath Bell, a three-time All-Star with the Padres in 2009-11, is bowing out after an 11-season career. The reason, Bell said, was pretty simple. "My kids wanted me home," said Bell, 37.


3/24/2015 | Rays to retire Zimmer's number on Opening Day

The Rays announced on Tuesday that Don Zimmer's No. 66 will be retired on Opening Day. A ceremony will take place at Tropicana Field prior to the Orioles-Rays contest on April 6.


3/24/2015 | Rays impressed with Karns' strong spring

Nathan Karns arrived at camp ready to compete for the No. 5 spot in the Rays' rotation. And the odds were not in his favor. But things happen, and the right-hander is now on the brink of becoming the team's No. 3 starter -- at least to begin the season.


3/24/2015 | McGee throws 30 pitches in bullpen session

Jake McGee continued to make progress from offseason left elbow surgery when he threw his third bullpen session of the spring on Tuesday.


3/24/2015 | Tickets available for Rays' final 4 Grapefruit home games

Tickets are still available for the Rays' four home dates at the Charlotte Sports Park this spring, all against American League East rivals.


3/23/2015 | Rays reassign non-roster invitees Motter, Dykstra

Taylor Motter and Allan Dykstra were reassigned to Minor League camp after the Rays' 7-6 loss to the Pirates on Monday.


3/23/2015 | Oblique injury puts opener in jeopardy for Franklin

Nick Franklin joined the list of injured Rays on Monday, and the infielder could miss the start of the season. The candidate to play second base tweaked his left oblique on his last swing of batting practice prior to the game.


3/23/2015 | Asdrubal works hard to prove himself at short

Veteran shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera heard that he had lost too much range to play the position, prompting him to take action during the offseason to quiet the whispers.


3/23/2015 | Rays play small ball behind Archer's solid start

With potential Opening Day starter Chris Archer on the hill for the fourth time this spring, the Rays' small-ball approach wasn't enough to combat the Pirates' power attack in a 7-6 loss on Monday afternoon at Charlotte Sports Park.


3/23/2015 | Cash names 'sure-handed' Cabrera everyday shortstop

Asdrubal Cabrera will be the Rays' starting shortstop this season. Manager Kevin Cash made the announcement Monday morning.


3/22/2015 | Teaford prepared for unexpected rotation competition

The fortunes of pitching are unpredictable, and that's why Everett Teaford suddenly finds himself in the competition for one of the three open spots in the rotation.


3/22/2015 | Rays' bats quiet as Teaford makes rotation bid

The Blue Jays shut out the Rays, 3-0, on Sunday afternoon thanks to stellar efforts from rookie right-handers Roberto Osuna and Miguel Castro. The Rays' Everett Teaford, eyeing a rotation spot, gave up two runs in three innings.


3/22/2015 | Cash appears to line up rotation with scheduling moves

Lining up the rotation for the regular season was the best explanation for Sunday's news that Chris Archer, Jake Odorizzi, and Nathan Karns will all pitch on Saturday.


3/22/2015 | Rays may rely on Gomes for multi-inning stints

Brandon Gomes is putting together another immaculate spring. After allowing no runs last spring, Gomes has quietly gone about his business a year later, once again allowing no runs thus far in 6 1/3 frames.


3/21/2015 | Souza gets clean bill of health on forearm

Steven Souza Jr. felt fine on Saturday after leaving Friday's game against the Blue Jays with right forearm tightness.




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