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Rays spring tickets go on sale Friday

Rays spring tickets go on sale Friday

The Rays will put single game tickets for spring training home games on sale Friday at 10 a.m. via raysbaseball.com.The Rays are playing 14 home games in Port Charlotte, starting with the Feb. 23 opener vs. Pittsburgh. Tickets will be available at th...
Published: 01/17/18
A look at Rays 40-man roster with spring training starting in less than a month

A look at Rays 40-man roster with spring training starting in less than a month

With the start of spring training now less than a month away, here is what the Rays roster looks like, with the most glaring hole at first base, which at this point seems likely to be manned by Brad Miller, and some questions about the pitching staff...
Published: 01/17/18
Rays opener will be late-afternoon affair

Rays opener will be late-afternoon affair

The Rays' March 29 season-opener against the Red Sox has been set for a 4 p.m. first pitch at Tropicana Field.This will be the ninth straight year the Rays have opened at home, and the third time they have opened against the rival Red Sox.  The ...
Published: 01/17/18
Tony Perez, Dick Allen to highlight    Ted Williams museum inductions

Tony Perez, Dick Allen to highlight Ted Williams museum inductions

Hall of Famer Tony Perez and longtime Phillies/White Sox star Dick Allen will be inducted into the Ted Williams Hitters Hall of Fame next month in Clearwater.Former Yankees Cy Young Award winner Ron Guidry and longtime Astros ace J.R. Richard also wi...
Published: 01/16/18
Odorizzi, Hechavarria heading to arbitration

Odorizzi, Hechavarria heading to arbitration

The Rays have reached agreements on 2018 contracts with seven of their nine arbitration-eligible players with pitcher Jake Odorizzi and shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria heading to arbitration.Odorizzi made $4.1 million last season after taking the R...
Published: 01/12/18
Rays announce minor league coaching staffs

Rays announce minor league coaching staffs

Jim Morrison, the one-time manager of the Class A Charlotte Stone Crabs, will return to his old job in Port Charlotte this season.Morrison, the Tampa product, was named as the Stone Crabs manager Wednesday after spending the past four seasons as the ...
Published: 01/10/18
Another way to look at Rays trade of Evan Longoria to Giants

Another way to look at Rays trade of Evan Longoria to Giants

John Romano is the Tampa Bay Times metro columnist, but he's also a lifelong baseball nut who follows the game closely and understands all aspects. Here is his take on the Rays decision to traded franchise cornerstone Evan Longoria to the Giants:Exam...
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5 more things about Rays trade of Evan Longoria to Giants

5 more things about Rays trade of Evan Longoria to Giants

In addition to the thorough coverage in today's Times, here are five more things to know about the trade of 3B Evan Longoria fron the Rays to the Giants:* The key player coming back in a deal with the Giants has medical issues. The Rays say INF Chris...
Updated one month ago
From the archives: Rays infielder Christian Arroyo’s time at Hernando High

From the archives: Rays infielder Christian Arroyo’s time at Hernando High

Before infielder Christian Arroyo was headed to the Rays in the Evan Longoria trade, he was a standout shortstop at Hernando High.He was the Tampa Bay Times' North Suncoast player of the year in 2013 and the state's Class 5A player of the year. Arroy...
Updated one month ago
Tampa Bay Rays trade franchise cornerstone Evan Longoria to Giants

Tampa Bay Rays trade franchise cornerstone Evan Longoria to Giants

The Rays have said so long to Evan Longoria.Longoria, the greatest player in franchise history, was traded Wednesday to the San Francisco Giants."It's obviously a tough day for myself and my family," Longoria said on a conference call.For Longoria an...
Updated one month ago