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3/29/2015 | 'Bullpen day' works out for Rays until extra frame

The Rays had a "bullpen day" Sunday where they used all relievers rather than any of the team's starters in a 3-2 loss to the Red Sox in 10 innings.


3/29/2015 | Rays' relievers build up with back-to-back outings

Back-to-back outings are in order for many members of the Rays bullpen this week.


3/29/2015 | Wilson, Casali in tight race for back-up catcher spot

The Rays have a pleasant problem: Two catchers they like competing for the back-up spot.


3/29/2015 | Rays' rotation a work in progress due to injuries

Putting together the Rays' starting rotation this spring has presented an unexpected challenge.


3/28/2015 | Archer, Odorizzi look good in Minor League outings

Charlotte Sports Park's back fields saw significant activity on Saturday while the Major League club fell 9-6 to the Red Sox on the main field. Specifically, Chris Archer pitched in a Triple-A game and Jake Odorizzi in a Double-A game while Nathan Karns pitched in the Major League game.


3/28/2015 | Karns struggles as Rays' rally falls short vs. Red Sox

The Red Sox scored early on Saturday and then added runs late to put a 9-6 win over the Rays on ice on Saturday at Charlotte Sports Park.


3/28/2015 | Cobb moving forward in his recovery

Alex Cobb played catch on Saturday and everything went well. The Rays right-hander threw 30 pitches and said he expects to be back pitching for the Rays by the end of April.


3/28/2015 | Rays still have plenty of roster decisions to make

Heading into Saturday, the Rays' roster stood at 44 players. That mean's 19 players must be trimmed in some fashion before the start of the season. Rays manager Kevin Cash expects the final decisions about who will be on the team's 25-man roster will go down to the wire.


3/27/2015 | Teaford making a push for spot on Rays pitching staff

With his 31st birthday drawing near, a modest 106 Major League innings under his belt and multiple spots on the Tampa Bay pitching staff up for grabs, Everett Teaford's career has reached critical stage. And the Rays' left-hander is pitching accordingly.


3/27/2015 | Karns uses new mindset to earn spot in Rays rotation

Along with the standard equipment he typically brings to Spring Training each February, Nathan Karns decided to pack something else this year. A modified mindset.


3/27/2015 | Rays, Orioles game washed out

The Orioles and Rays game was called off due to inclement weather in the middle of the fourth inning.


3/27/2015 | Cash confirms Odorizzi, Karns will start in opening series

Rays manager Kevin Cash met with the media in Port Charlotte this morning, and offered several updates before the team boarded the bus for Sarasota, Fla.


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.




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