Tampa Bay Rays

Odorizzi, Jennings lead way for Rays in opener
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Scott Sizemore belted a go-ahead three-run homer off Rays top prospect Blake Snell in the sixth inning, and the Nationals topped Tampa Bay, 6-2, on Wednesday in the first Grapefruit League contest for both teams.

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Archer, Rays grasp full meaning of Cuba trip
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According to Chris Archer, the Rays are “extremely excited as a group” to be a part of the trip to Cuba that Major League Baseball announced Tuesday afternoon.

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Rays set for Cuba visit on March 22
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The Rays are headed south to Cuba to play the Cuban National Team this spring. After months of trying to get the details for the trip finalized, the much-awaited announcement confirming that the trip will indeed take place came Tuesday afternoon.

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Rays get workout, golf in ahead of first game
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After a morning workout Tuesday, Rays players headed to the golf course for an afternoon round prior to the team’s first Grapefruit League game Wednesday at 1:05 p.m. ET against the Nationals at Charlotte Sports Park.

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Rays seek increased local corporate support
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Stuart Sternberg said Tuesday he’s pleased that the Rays have permission to look for the best site for a new ballpark in the Tampa Bay area. But the club’s principal owner stressed that the organization needs improved corporate support in order to thrive.

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Gamboa trying to master knuckler with Rays
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Eddie Gamboa gives the Rays a different look. In return, they are giving the fledgling knuckleballer a baseball rebirth.

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Odorizzi to start Rays' spring opener Wednesday
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Jake Odorizzi will start the Rays’ Grapefruit League opener against the Nationals on Wednesday at Charlotte Sports Park.

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Cash focused on improving team baserunning
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Field 4 at the Charlotte Sports Complex featured a spirited session that saw Rays players simulate baserunning situations against infielders on Monday.

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Cash: Odorizzi likely to start spring opener
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Kevin Cash thinks Jake Odorizzi will start the Rays’ first Grapefruit League game Wednesday against the Nationals — he’s just not certain.

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Mahtook brings new confidence to Rays camp
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“Mr. September” finished the 2015 season with a bang. However, given the outfield competition in this year’s Rays camp, Mikie Mahtook is a long shot to earn a roster spot at the beginning of the season.

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Youngsters impressing at Rays' camp
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Following Saturday’s abbreviated workout at Charlotte Sports Park, Rays manager Kevin Cash told reporters he has liked what he’s seen from the young hitters on the team thus far in camp.

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Players, fans enjoy interaction at Rays Fan Fest
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Baseball season felt close on Saturday at Tropicana Field.

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