Tampa Bay Rays

Homework paying off for Rays' Smith
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In the two weeks since his callup, outfielder Mallex Smith has made himself a fixture on Rays television broadcasts for his consistent hitting, his thrilling baserunning and his visible dedication to self-improvement. When he returns to the dugout after his turn at the plate, cameras have been eager to show Smith jotting notes down for […]

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Martinez a free agent; Rays sign Broadway
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Veteran infielder Michael Martinez cleared waivers and has elected free agency, while the Rays on Thursday signed right-handed reliever Mike Broadway.

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Plouffe starts to fit in with new team
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The Rays did not acquire Trevor Plouffe from Oakland because they lacked power. When Plouffe hit his first home run with Tampa Bay on Wednesday, it tied the team with Houston for the Major League lead in long balls.

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Archer looks to win 2nd straight as O's visit
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Rays right-hander Chris Archer (5-4, 3.75) awaits the Baltimore Orioles as they travel to Tampa Bay looking to put an end to their recent road funk.

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Rays score 4 runs in 6th to beat Reds, win series
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Offense continues to fuel the Rays’ fortunes. Wednesday afternoon, a four-run sixth provided the separation needed to lead to an 8-3 win over the Reds at Tropicana Field.

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Erasmo looks for better results vs. Reds
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Reds pitcher Tim Adleman (4-3, 4.22) tries to continue a recent string of success in Wednesday’s series finale, while Rays starter Erasmo Ramirez will attempt to shake off a handful of rough outings.

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Dickerson's HR helps Rays edge Reds
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Corey Dickerson just keeps stating his case to become the American League’s DH at this year’s All-Star Game in Miami.

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Cobb getting closer to pre-TJ surgery form
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Viewing Tuesday’s game as a singular event, the Rays are happy to see Alex Cobb persevere and earn a win in a night filled with suspect defense behind him. The team is more pleased with the continuation of Cobb’s most recent trend, in which the right-hander has started looking much more like his pre-surgery self.

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Rays ink hurler Mercado, their second-rounder
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The Tampa Bay Rays and right-handed pitcher Michael Mercado have agreed to terms on a contract, according to MLB.com’s Jim Callis.

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Plouffe added to Rays' 25-man roster
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Two days after acquiring Trevor Plouffe from the Athletics in exchange for cash considerations, the Rays added the veteran infielder to their 25-man roster, the club announced Monday.

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Rays sign shortstop, 6th-round pick Rutherford
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The Rays signed their sixth-round pick Zach Rutherford, a junior shortstop from Old Dominion University, on Monday.

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Cobb, Rays aiming to keep Reds off-base
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Reds rookie starter Amir Garrett will introduce himself to the Rays for the first time, but Rays righty Alex Cobb doesn’t have an extensive history of his opponent to lean on either — Tuesday will be just the second start against the Reds in his career.

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