Tampa Bay Rays

Snell racks up 13 strikeouts for first time
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It may not have been the cleanest of outings for <a href=”http://m.mlb.com/prospects/2016?list=tb”><b>Rays No. 1 prospect</a></b> Blake Snell, but that didn’t stop the left-hander from doing something he had never done before in 100 Minor League starts.

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Pearce's offense points Rays to opener win
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Alex Colome faced the bases loaded and one out in the ninth inning with the Rays up just a run. For the second straight game, he’d need to get out of a bases-loaded jam to preserve a win. And for the second straight game, he did just that.

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Colome keeps Rays' streak going with 18th save
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Alex Colome stood perched atop the mound. His foot wasn’t on the rubber, and he wasn’t quite ready to make the biggest pitch of the ballgame. The big right-handed closer took a deep breath, as he was potentially a pitch from ending the game — and potentially a pitch from giving up the lead.

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Draft Tracker: Follow every Rays pick
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Stay up to the minute with live Day 2 Draft results from Rounds 3-10, including player info, scouting video, sortable data and more on every selection. Day 3 will air live Saturday on MLB.com, beginning at noon ET.

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Rays open Day 2 with string of right-handers
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Rays third-round Draft pick Austin Franklin, who played in the Florida panhandle, is raw and has been inconsistent, but when he’s on his game, he’s a force. That, coupled with his size and stuff, made him an intriguing prospect.

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Fraley gives Rays another outfield link to LSU
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The Rays wrapped up the first day of the 2016 MLB Draft on Thursday by selecting Louisiana State outfielder Jake Fraley with the 77th pick.

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Rays' No. 53 pick Boldt compared to Erstad
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Ryan Boldt became the second left-handed hitter selected by the Rays when the team made its second pick (53rd overall) of the 2016 MLB Draft.

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Rays grab athletic two-way star Lowe at No. 13
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With the 13th pick of the 2016 MLB Draft on Thursday, the Rays selected Joshua Lowe, a third baseman/right-handed pitcher from Pope High in Marietta, Ga.

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Rays pushing back Smyly's next start
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Rays starter Drew Smyly has no health-related issues, but when his scheduled turn in the rotation arrives in this weekend’s series against the Astros, he won’t be on the mound.

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Dickerson hopes to build on breakout game
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Corey Dickerson slumped throughout the Rays’ 10-game road trip. He knew he was capable of more, that he could produce the way he had throughout his past three seasons in Colorado. He proved in Wednesday’s 6-3 win over the D-backs how he can.

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Rays turn to Andriese vs. Astros to open homestand
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The Rays return home from a three-city, 10-game road trip to host the Astros on Friday night at Tropicana Field, the opener of a three-game series.

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Dickerson's 2 HRs help Rays end trip strong
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After losing the first four games of their road trip, the Rays salvaged a .500 mark in the 10-game stretch with a 6-3 win over the D-backs at Chase Field on Wednesday afternoon.

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