Rays players were warming up for the first full-squad workout on Friday when Jim Hickey quipped that “hitters hate today.
Sorting out players is a much more desireable scenario during Spring Training than trying to find players. So let the sorting begin Friday morning when the Rays hold their first full-squad workout of the spring at Charlotte Sports Park.
Perhaps the most intriguing story in the Rays camp this spring is Taylor Motter. Motter plays every position in the field, but he’s hardly a gimmick, because he plays all of them well. And he loves baseball more than breathing.
On Wednesday, Rays manager Kevin Cash spent time with MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe Torre, who is making his annual tour of big league camps.
With the high-octane potential of the numerous hitters the Rays acquired this winter to bolster their offense, the biggest addition to their lineup may prove to be a very familiar face.
The Rays’ farm system didn’t experience a significant turnover in 2015, mostly because the club graduated just five prospects to the Major Leagues from its preseason Top 30 list. Headlining that group was outfielder Steven Souza Jr., who showed a promising blend of power and speed when healthy, while right-handers Nathan Karns and Alex Colome […]
The numbers stand out on the Rays’ Spring Training pitching roster: 168 strikeouts in 135 innings. You do the math for Jaime Schultz and everything comes up fastball for the 24-year-old right-hander.
Kevin Kiermaier wants to be on the field every day. If one didn’t already know that about the Rays’ center fielder, he made his intentions clear on Monday when he reported to Spring Training.
Brad Boxberger’s second year with the Rays brought big results in 2015.
Chris Archer’s Sunday morning message still resonated within the Rays’ clubhouse Monday morning.
Steven Souza Jr. tweaked his left side during batting practice Sunday. The Rays plan to be cautious with their right fielder, but the feeling seemed to be that Souza will be fine.