Tampa Bay Rays

Dickerson bruises forearm on hit-by-pitch
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Outfielder Corey Dickerson exited the Rays’ 2-1 win against the Yankees on Saturday in the fifth inning after being hit by a pitch from James Pazos. Dickerson did not require X-rays and was diagnosed with a left forearm bruise.

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Rays get scoreless start from Moore in win
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Starting pitchers Luis Severino (Yankees) and Matt Moore (Rays) showcased midseason form on Saturday, and center fielder Johnny Field broke a scoreless tie with a two-run double in the fifth to spark Tampa Bay to a 2-1 victory over New York at Charlotte Sports Park.

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Odorizzi sharp, Motter homers vs. Pirates
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Andrew McCutchen blasted his first home run of the spring and Gift Ngoepe singled home the tie-breaking run in the eighth inning as the Pirates beat the Rays, 4-3, on Friday at McKechnie Field.

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Motter's hot spring no surprise to Cash
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Taylor Motter continues to swing a hot bat for the Rays this spring. The 26-year-old super utility man is trying to make his first Major League roster and an impossible-to-ignore impression on manager Kevin Cash. So far, so good.

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Odorizzi happy with work in strong start
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Jake Odorizzi held the Pirates to one run on three hits in 3 1/3 innings of work on Friday in the Rays’ 4-3 loss to the Pirates at McKechnie Field, but he continued to experience the command issues he encountered in Monday’s start against the Twins.

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Rays sign reliever Carpenter to Minor League deal
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The Rays announced Friday that they had signed right-handed reliever David Carpenter to a Minor League deal.

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Smyly sharp, Jennings homers vs. Pirates
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Drew Smyly and the Rays’ bullpen kept the Pirates’ bats quiet and Desmond Jennings homered in a 5-1 Rays win.

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Rays turn clubhouse into pregame karaoke bar
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The Rays’ clubhouse converted into a karaoke bar early Thursday morning before the day’s tilt against the Pirates. And the winner — catcher Luke Maile for his rendition of “Daughter” by Pearl Jam.

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Cash impressed with quartet of prospects
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Kevin Cash has been impressed by the “Fab Four” of this year’s camp: Taylor Guerrieri, Jacob Faria, Blake Snell and Jaime Schultz. All four pitchers rank among the top 19 Rays prospects according to MLB Pipeline.

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Archer struggles early against Blue Jays
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Chris Archer struggled slightly in his second start of the spring, and Ryan Goins singled in two runs as the Blue Jays held on for a 5-1 win over the Rays.

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Archer ready to Snap a pose on Friday
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“I think the thing I like about Snapchat is that it’s a younger following,” said Rays ace Chris Archer, who will be part of MLB’s Snapchat Day on Friday.

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Souza makes first Grapefruit appearance
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Steven Souza Jr., started in right field for the Rays on Wednesday, making his first appearance of the spring.

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