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Rays notes: Arencibia happy to return to big leagues

Rays notes: Arencibia happy to return to big leagues

C/1B J.P. Arencibia, who hit 74 home runs over five big league seasons, is back in the big leagues, having joined the Rays after C Curt Casali was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.
Published: 08/26/15
Updated: 08/27/15
Rays miss ample opportunities to score in 5-3 loss to Twins

Rays miss ample opportunities to score in 5-3 loss to Twins

The scoreboard said the opportunity to gain ground on the Twins and climb back to .500 for the season was lost in the seventh inning when the Twins turned a leadoff walk, two bunt singles against Archer, a broken-bat single and a sacrifice fly into a pair of runs that proved to be the difference.
Published: 08/26/15
Jennings’ status uncertain after injury to knee

Jennings’ status uncertain after injury to knee

Left fielder Desmond Jennings left Tuesday’s game with a bruised left knee, the same knee that underwent arthroscopic surgery in June and kept him on the disabled list for 96 games.
Published: 08/26/15
Rays notes: Loney will play while he appeals suspension

Rays notes: Loney will play while he appeals suspension

Rays 1B James Loney received a one-game suspension and was fined Tuesday for bumping home plate umpire Paul Nauert after being ejected Saturday in Oakland. Loney has appealed the suspension.
Published: 08/25/15
Updated: 08/26/15
Rays fall 11-7 to Twins on one of those nights

Rays fall 11-7 to Twins on one of those nights

Nathan Karns had a poor start, and Matt Andriese, who replaced him in the fourth inning, was not much better as the Rays lost to the Twins — and also lost Desmond Jennings and Curt Casali to injury.
Published: 08/25/15
Updated: 08/26/15
Casali may be headed to DL after straining hamstring

Casali may be headed to DL after straining hamstring

The Rays may have lost their most potent bat Tuesday when catcher Curt Casali suffered a strained left hamstring while rounding first base after hitting a home run in the 11-7 loss to the Twins.
Published: 08/25/15
Hickey’s reports paint a detailed picture for the Rays’ pitching staff

Hickey’s reports paint a detailed picture for the Rays’ pitching staff

Hickey, the Rays’ pitching coach, takes his information and combines it with the hours of prep work by bullpen coach Stan Boroski and scouting reports compiled by the baseball ops crew and relay it to the pitching staff.
Published: 08/25/15
Rays Notes: Karns, Ramirez are in it for the long haul

Rays Notes: Karns, Ramirez are in it for the long haul

The Rays shut down LHP Drew Smyly last year after his Sept. 6 start because they wanted to control his workload for the season. According to manager Kevin Cash, the Rays do not have the same concerns for RHP Nathan Karns, tonight’s starter, or RHP Erasmo Ramirez, both of whom are completing their first full seasons at the big-league level.
Published: 08/24/15
Rays Notes: Loney holds nothing back in tilt with umpire

Rays Notes: Loney holds nothing back in tilt with umpire

OAKLAND, Calif. — 1B James Loney isn’t concerned about a likely suspension for bumping home plate umpire Paul Nauert or the comments he made about Nauert after he was ejected in the sixth inning Saturday....
Published: 08/24/15
Rays pleased with Moore’s progress, may eye Sept. 1 return

Rays pleased with Moore’s progress, may eye Sept. 1 return

Rays manager Kevin Cash said he couldn’t comment on when or if LHP Matt Moore will return this season. He did say the organization is pleased with the progress Moore has made since being optioned to Durham on Aug. 3.
Published: 08/24/15