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Draft presents big opportunity for Rays

Extra picks awarded to them for their losses in free agency have given the Rays a record 12 of the first 89 selections and 10 of the first 60.

Published on 06/04/11
Updated on 03/21/13
Two-week road trip critical for Rays

It's too early in the season to call any stretch of games critical, but the Rays' 11-game road trip that begins tonight at Seattle could go be a predictor of their longevity in the AL East race.

Published on 06/02/11
Updated on 03/21/13
Rays' bats go cold again in loss to Rangers

David Price wanted the responsibility of being the top man in the Rays’ rotation, and now he’s dealing with a cruel tradeoff: He usually has to pitch on days when the Rays’ short circuit-prone lineup is...

Published on 06/01/11
Updated on 03/21/13
Cobb gets second start for Rays tonight

ST. PETERSBURG The problem for Tampa Bay Rays top pitching prospect Alex Cobb in his major-league debut a month ago wasn't so much his pitches as the face that he was tipping them off.

Published on 05/31/11
Updated on 03/21/13
Maddon won't miss Lee in Rangers series

The Rangers traded lefty Cliff Lee to the Phillies after he knocked the Rays out of the AL Division Series last fall.

Published on 05/30/11
Updated on 03/21/13
Rays apologize for Lavigne language during concert

 The Rays on Sunday apologized for pop singer Avril Lavigne’s foul language during her free postgame concert Saturday.

Published on 05/29/11
Updated on 03/21/13
Hellickson, Jaso combine to blank Indians

Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon predicts rookie right-hander Jeremy Hellickson will be "even better" when he gains experience and locks in on his fastball command.

Published on 05/29/11
Updated on 03/21/13
Rays Notebook: Maddon tries Longo in leadoff spot

At first glance, it seemed pretty off-the-wall. But manager Joe Maddon's surprise decision to bat struggling 3B Evan Longoria in the leadoff spot Saturday was well thought out and produced encouraging results.

Published on 05/28/11
Updated on 03/21/13
Wheldon relishes role as Indy underdog

There's the firm handshake, the mischievous smile, the eyes dancing with excitement. It's the old Dan Wheldon again. 

Published on 05/27/11
Updated on 03/21/13
Price, Rays cruise past Indians

David Price returned to form and survived a scare in the process, and Sam Fuld jumped into a phone booth and became Super Sam again.

Published on 05/27/11
Updated on 03/21/13
Rays Notebook: Hellickson can set rookie record tonight

RHP Jeremy Hellickson will try to do something tonight against the Tigers that no Rays rookie has done: win a fifth consecutive start.

Published on 05/23/11
Updated on 03/21/13
Rays may face struggling ex-teammate Benoit with Tigers

The Tampa Bay Rays will see an old friend during their first series of the season with the Detroit Tigers starting tonight at Comerica Park, but the numbers he's carrying around look much heavier.

Published on 05/23/11
Updated on 03/21/13
Rays' Shields shuts down Marlins in 4-0 win

Nothing about the Rays this season has been more remarkable than the improvement of James Shields.

The pitcher who earned three consecutive opening-day starts from 2008-10, but lost his edge last season, pitc...

Published on 05/22/11
Updated on 03/21/13
Price struggles again as Marlins down Rays
The Florida Marlins defeated cross-state rival Tampa Bay for the second day in a row, 5-3.
Published on 05/21/11
Updated on 03/21/13
Rays Notebook: Marlins' Johnson placed on DL
At least the Rays won't have to face Marlins' ace Josh Johnson in an interleague series that hasn't gone very well so far.
Published on 05/21/11
Updated on 03/21/13