When healthy, Desmond Jennings provides a big boost to the Rays. But before taking the field for Spring Training, the 28-year-old outfielder and the club took care of business, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network.
The Rays have been granted approval to explore stadium options across the Tampa Bay area. On Thursday, the St. Petersburg City Council voted in favor of allowing the team to seek potential sites in Pinellas County as well as Tampa and the rest of Hillsborough County.
The Rays came to terms on one-year deals with left-hander Jake McGee, righty Alex Cobb and outfielder Brandon Guyer on Thursday, avoiding arbitration with the three players, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman. The club has not confirmed the deals.
Nobody has more pitching to trade than the Rays, and no team seems as persistent in working to find a fit for that pitching than the Cubs. Here are five deals of varying impact that would make sense for both clubs.
This is the first in a series of weekly stories that will focus, position by position, on the 2016 Rays. Right up until Spring Training camps open, we’ll preview a different position. Today: Middle infielders.
The Rays signed five players to Minor League contracts on Tuesday with invitations to Major League Spring Training, in addition to inviting 12 of their Minor Leaguers to Spring Training
Strong pitching has been a staple for the Rays for years, and it promises once again to be a strength in 2016. Tampa Bay’s collection of quality arms is scheduled to take the field for the first time officially on Feb. 21 in Port Charlotte, Fla.
With the Rays’ acquisition of Brad Miller, what will become of Nick Franklin? Beat reporter Bill Chastain fields offseason questions from fans looking ahead to the 2016 season.
One word describes Logan Forsythe’s 2015 campaign: Solid. The Tennessee native made the most of an opportunity and finished the season as the Don Zimmer Award winner, tagging him the Rays’ Most Valuable Player as voted on by the Tampa Bay chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
Former Major Leaguer Charlie Haeger highlighted the Rays’ announcements of the organization’s Minor League on-field coaching and medical staffs for the 2016 season Tuesday.
Would Tampa Bay consider easing the burden on its starters with a six-man rotation? Would the club make a deal for outfielder Jorge Soler? Beat reporter Bill Chastain answers these questions and more in the latest Inbox.