Tampa Bay Rays

Archer's BP session headlines first workout
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Rays players were warming up for the first full-squad workout on Friday when Jim Hickey quipped that “hitters hate today.

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Good position: Rays have options around the diamond
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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.

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Super-utility man Motter can't stop playing baseball
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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.

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Torre discusses tweaks to pace-of-play rules
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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.

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Jennings ready to put injury-plagued '15 behind him
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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.

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Breaking down Rays' 2016 Top 30 Prospects
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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 […]

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Prospect Schultz aims to build around heater
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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.

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Kiermaier eager to leave it all on field for Rays
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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.

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Boxberger ready to resume closing duties
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Brad Boxberger’s second year with the Rays brought big results in 2015.

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Archer passes along advice to rookies
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Chris Archer’s Sunday morning message still resonated within the Rays’ clubhouse Monday morning.

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Souza tweaks side during batting practice
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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.

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O'Conner sidelined with herniated disk
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Rays catching prospect Justin O’Conner has a herniated disk in his back, an injury he first felt while in his car.

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