11/26/2014 | Archer to bring his giving spirit to South Africa
Chris Archer is all about giving back. Shortly after Thanksgiving, the Rays right-hander will be taking his penchant for making a difference to South Africa.
11/26/2014 | Rays sign reliever Frieri to one-year deal
The Rays signed right-hander Ernesto Frieri to a one-year Major League contract on Wednesday and designated infielder Sean Rodriguez for assignment.
11/26/2014 | Sizing up the powerful AL East after Red Sox's moves
The American League East is still baseball's strongest division, top to bottom, and the Red Sox's signing of Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez only underscores its competitiveness.
11/26/2014 | Fuld's Wiffle Ball tourney to feature host of big leaguers
Sam Fuld's Wiffle Ball tournament is coming together. Fuld, who has conducted Sam Fuld's USF Diabetes Sports Camps for several years, has added a new wrinkle this year by hosting a Wiffle Ball tournament on Dec. 13.
11/25/2014 | Martinez steps down as Rays bench coach
Davey Martinez did not make the final cut for the Rays' vacated manager's post. Now, he has decided not to return in his role as the team's bench coach.
11/25/2014 | Guyer enjoys healthy dose of success in '14
In 2014, Rays outfielder Brandon Guyer dodged the major injuries that have nagged him in the past. Like the 2012 season, when he missed the final four months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.
11/24/2014 | Rays place Molina, Figueroa on release waivers
In a procedural move on Monday, the Rays placed catcher Jose Molina and infielder Cole Figueroa on release waivers. Technically, both players must clear those waivers on Wednesday in order for their releases to become official.
11/24/2014 | McGriff hopes to gain traction with Hall voters
Fred McGriff was a model of offensive consistency during his 19-year career, but fell just short of the 500-home run club. In his sixth year on the Hall of Fame ballot, the "Crime Dog" hopes to improve on last year's 11.7 percent of the vote.
11/23/2014 | Auld goes from fourth-grade classroom to big leagues
After four years of teaching, Brian Auld opted to attend Harvard Business School to earn an MBA, which is when Matt Silverman called to offer Auld a job. But Auld, the current Rays president, learned a lot from his time in the classroom.
11/21/2014 | Rays narrow managerial search to three
The Rays went from 10 managerial candidates to three on Friday. Kevin Cash, Raul Ibanez and Don Wakamatsu compose the final group from which the organization plans to make its choice for Joe Maddon's successor.
11/21/2014 | Counsell takes himself out of running for Rays job
Former big league infielder Craig Counsell said he has removed himself from the running to be the next Tampa Bay Rays manager, in part because he's enjoying his role as a special assistant to the general manager for the Brewers.
11/21/2014 | Rays shake up 40-man with trade, roster moves
The Rays conducted a lot of late-night business Thursday, making a four-player trade in addition to designating three players for assignment. The moves helped define the club's 40-man roster in advance of the Rule 5 Draft, which will take place at the end of the coming Winter Meetings.
11/20/2014 | Ranking the top 25 prospects from the Arizona Fall League
The 23rd edition of the Arizona Fall League wrapped up with Salt River's win in the championship game over Peoria on Saturday. Once again, the AFL was jam packed with elite-level prospects. That made putting together a top prospects list fairly easy. There were so many good players, it was decided to expand the list to a Top 25, up from the typical 20.
11/20/2014 | Japan trip extra special for MLB dads
For the handful of fathers and sons who spent their trip to Japan bonding in a way that life almost never allows, the All-Star Series was a throwback to simpler times.
11/19/2014 | Inbox: Would the Rays consider trading Zobrist?
Would the Rays consider trading Ben Zobrist? Beat reporter Bill Chastain answers that question and more in the latest edition of his Inbox.
11/19/2014 | Butera, Beliveau visit children's hospital in Japan
On their last off-day of the Japan All-Star Series, Dodgers catcher Drew Butera and Rays reliever Jeff Beliveau visited the Okinawan Prefectural Nanbu Children's Medical Center on Wednesday.
11/18/2014 | Rays' active offseason likely to continue this week
Jeremy Hellickson's trade to the D-backs on Friday night became the latest move of a busy offseason for the Rays. More action could come this week in anticipation of setting the team's 40-man roster by Thursday.
11/18/2014 | Longoria sits with bruise after hit by pitch in Japan
Rays third baseman Evan Longoria left Tuesday's Japan Series game as a precaution after being hit by a pitch in Game 5. Doctors diagnosed Longoria with a bruise, and he did not undergo any further testing at the Sapporo Dome.
11/17/2014 | Rays evaluating candidates after first round of interviews
The first round of interviews is over and the Rays are now evaluating what they learned from talking to the 10 candidates hoping to become the team's new manager.
11/15/2014 | Top performances, prospects from 2014 Fall League
The Arizona Fall League is known as baseball's finishing school because it has graduated a ton of talent to the Major Leagues since it began play in 1992. Here are the development highlights from the AFL's 23rd season for all 30 big league organizations.
11/15/2014 | O'Conner smashes two homers in AFL championship
Justin O'Conner concluded his time in the Arizona Fall League with a performance that showcased his all-around skills. But even two home runs and sterling defensive play from the Rays catcher weren't enough to prevent the Peoria Javelinas from losing the championship game, 14-7, to the Salt River Rafters.
11/15/2014 | Larkin the final candidate interviewed by Rays
On Saturday the Rays interviewed the final of 10 announced managerial candidates when they talked to Barry Larkin, whose only managing experience came in 2013 when he guided the Brazilian team in the World Baseball Classic.
11/15/2014 | Beliveau exits with mild left lat strain in Japan Series
Rays relief pitcher Jeff Beliveau was removed with one out in the eighth inning of his Japan All-Star Series outing against Samurai Japan on Saturday at the Tokyo Dome with a mild left lat strain.
11/15/2014 | Rays trade Hellickson to D-backs for two prospects
The Rays pulled the trigger on their second trade of the young offseason Friday night when they sent right-hander Jeremy Hellickson to the D-backs for a pair of young prospects. The Rays acquired infielder Andrew Velazquez and outfielder Justin Williams.
11/14/2014 | Top prospects face off in Arizona Fall League title game
You'll always remember where you first saw them. The Arizona Fall League has served as an incubation field for some of the best young players in the Major Leagues, and the next generation of prospects will have a chance to introduce themselves to a national audience in today's title game.
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