Saturday proved an inauspicious start to the Grapefruit League season for Jake Faria. The Rays right-hander lasted two-thirds of an inning, giving up three runs. He faced seven batters, throwing 29 pitches, 18 for strikes.
Second base is wide open for the Rays, and on Friday afternoon, Daniel Robertson owned the position in a 6-3 split-squad win over the Pirates at Charlotte Sports Park. Robertson is among a handful of candidates hoping to start at second, and clearly he’s one of the best options in the field.
Rays prospects Willy Adames and Yonny Chirinos were among the top prospect performers on the first full day of Spring Training games.
Rays top prospect Brent Honeywell has a torn ulnar collateral ligament, and Tommy John surgery has been recommended. Honeywell threw batting practice on Thursday, but he had to leave after experiencing pain in his right forearm.
If you want to see Kevin Kiermaier hit third in the order, head to Port Charlotte to watch the Rays play the Pirates on Friday at 1:05 p.m. ET. If you want to see some of the prospects, specifically Jake Bauers, Willy Adames, Justin Williams, and Yonny Chirinos, head to Sarasota, Fla., to see a […]
The Rays went outside the box to handle Corey Dickerson’s situation, but everything seemed to work out for the club and Dickerson on Thursday when the 2017 All-Star got traded to the Pirates for right-hander Daniel Hudson, Minor League infielder Tristan Gray and cash considerations.
Right-hander Brent Honeywell, the Rays’ No. 1 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, was forced to leave Thursday’s workout after throwing approximately 10 pitches during a batting practice session. According to manager Kevin Cash, Honeywell strained his right forearm and will be further evaluated.
Grapefruit League action begins for the Rays on Friday, and amid the roster fluctuation of the past week, several camp dark horses will be angling for an Opening Day spot. Watching that group compete for jobs will be one of this spring’s pleasures.
Clearly, many in the Rays clubhouse were disappointed to see Steven Souza Jr. get traded, but there also seemed to be an growing sense of resolve percolating as well.
C.J. Cron worked out with Tampa Bay on Wednesday for the first time since getting traded by the Angels to the Rays for a player to be named.
The Rays’ outfield shuffle continues as Carlos Gomez has agreed to a one-year deal with the club, sources told MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez.
After Blake Snell moved his starting position to the middle of the rubber prior to the end of the 2017 season, everything seemed to click into place mechanically for the left-hander. And the results showed in his strong finish with the Rays in ’17, when he went 5-1 with a 2.84 ERA in his final […]