Tampa Bay Rays

Garton up, Beckham down as Rays shuffle deck
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Tampa Bay called up Ryan Garton from Triple-A Durham and sent down shortstop Tim Beckham prior to the club’s game against the Marlins on Wednesday. To make room for Garton, Jake Goebbert was taken off the 40-man roster.

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Sturdevant records K in Major League debut
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Rays reliever Tyler Sturdevant waited a long time for his opportunity, longer than most, but he finally made his Major League debut on Tuesday after parts of seven seasons in the Minors.

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Sonnanstine, Wieben to represent Rays at Draft
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Major League Baseball announced the annual list of club reps for the 2016 MLB Draft on Monday, and as usual it is a star-studded gathering from the past that will man the phones and help welcome the future on the first night of selections.

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Unlikely offense recharges Rays in win
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Logan Morrison continued to stay hot against his former club, as the left-handed-hitting first baseman had three hits, a walk, and scored twice on Tuesday afternoon in Tampa Bay’s 4-3 win over Miami at Marlins Park.

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Rays raking homers, setting records
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Though they are certainly capable, it’s still been something of a surprise to look up 42 games into the season and see that the Rays are leading the Major Leagues in home runs with 65.

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Kiermaier's left hand surgery set for today
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Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier will have surgery Tuesday in St. Petersburg on his left hand and could miss 8-10 weeks.

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Odorizzi looks to solve HR woes vs. Marlins
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The Rays and Marlins close out a quick two-game Interleague series at Marlins Park on Tuesday at 12:10 p.m. ET before heading north to Tropicana Field for two more.

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Moore's struggles continue in loss to Marlins
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Matt Moore’s struggles continued on Monday against the Marlins. The Rays’ left-hander lasted five innings, allowing five runs and 10 hits, as the Rays fell to the Marlins, 7-6.

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Guyer, Souza Jr. have 3 hits in loss to Marlins
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Ichiro Suzuki, going strong at age 42, is energizing the Marlins. The veteran outfielder had four singles, one RBI and a run scored on Monday night, and he was in the heart of the club’s eighth-inning rally that lifted Miami to a 7-6 win over the Rays at Marlins Park.

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With Kiermaier injured, Rays recall Mahtook
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Mikie Mahtook might not be Kevin Kiermaier on defense, but the athletic outfielder — recalled from Triple-A Durham to replace the Rays’ standout center fielder — might be a better contributor on offense.

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Rays, Marlins face off for 100th time
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On Monday night, the Rays and Marlins begin four days of Interleague games with the opener of a two-game set at Marlins Park.

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Rays to mix and match while Kiermaier is out
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Life must go on for the Rays without arguably the best defensive player in baseball, center fielder Kevin Kiermaier.

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