A baseball blog by Roger Mooney
Roger Mooney covers the Tampa Bay Rays for The Tampa Tribune and TBO.com. He has covered the Rays since their first season in 1998, including 11 years for the Bradenton Herald.
While empty chairs at Tropicana Field often outnumber those that are occupied, one will remain permanently vacant f — to honor prisoners of war and troops still missing in action.
NEW YORK -- The Rays try to end the seven-game losing streak and salvage the final game of this three-game series this afternoon against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium.
NEW YORK -- 1B James Loney returns to the lineup tonight as the Rays begin a seven-game road trip with the first of three against the Yankees in the Bronx.
ST. PETERSBURG -- LHP Matt Moore returns to the mound for the first time in 451 days with a new left elbow, thanks to Tommy John surgery that repaired his torn UCL.
ST. PETERSBURG -- Manager Kevin Cash said the official announcement on LHP Matt Moore's return won't come until after tonight's game with the Indians, but Moore, after throwing a bullpen this afternoon, said he is looking forward to facing the Indian...
ST. PETERSBURG -- Marc Krauss, the first baseman acquired Thursday from the Angels, makes his Rays debut tonight during the first game of a three-game series with the visiting Red Sox.
Rays players, their wives or girlfriends, and some special “dream children” strutted their stuff Wednesday night during Rays on the Runway.
In today’s Sports Flash:
CLEVELAND -- RHP Erasmo Ramirez said he still has discomfort in his right groin, which he strained in Saturday's 4-1 victory against the Indians, but added he won't know the severity of the injury until Tuesday when he throws his bullpen....
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Rays changed starting pitchers for tonight, announcing just before 2 p.m. that RHP Steve Geltz will get the nod. RHP Matt Andriese, the scheduled starter, is expected to pitch tonight as the Rays open this brief two-game serie...