Tampa Bay Rays

Inbox: Could Rays use a 6-man rotation?
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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.

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Rays' Bauers on All-AFL Team
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As the Arizona Fall League’s six-week season concluded with Saturday’s championship game, MLBPipeline.com names its All-AFL Team, highlighted by Yankees catching prospect Gary Sanchez and rebounding Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar.

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Rays' Top 30 Prospects list
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Who do the Rays have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Tampa Bay’s Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com’s Prospect Watch.

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Casali dishes on Christmas memories, traditions
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Curt Casali enjoyed a breakout season in 2015 when he emerged as the Rays’ starting catcher before sustaining a season-ending left hamstring strain. With the holidays upon us, Casali shared some of what makes this time of year special for his family and him in this Holiday Q&A with MLB.com.

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Rays' Unroe unreal Down Under
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Riley Unroe has gotten back on track this winter while playing in the Australian Baseball League, where he’s produced a .329/.398/395 batting line through 39 games for the Brisbane Bandits. The 20-year-old has been particularly hot of late, with a .436 (17-for-39) average over his last 10 contests.

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Ace, defense highlight year marred by injuries
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Once the 2015 season concluded, Kevin Cash did not take solace in the fact the Rays finished with 80 wins, even though they came under extremely difficult circumstances.

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Rays, Cash feeling good about '16 outlook
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The champagne from the Royals’ World Series win was still flowing when the Rays got busy preparing for the 2016 season by making a significant deal with the Mariners.

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Inbox: What is Rivera's role with Rays in 2016?
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Will catcher Rene Rivera be in Tampa Bay in 2016? Will the club try to lock down Kevin Kiermaier? Beat reporter Bill Chastain answers these questions and more in the latest edition of the Inbox.

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Whitley plucked off waivers by Rays
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The Rays have claimed right-hander Chase Whitley off waivers from the Yankees. Whitley went 1-2 with a 4.19 ERA in four starts for the Yankees last season before having season-ending Tommy John surgery.

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Rays add Snell, 5 others to 40-man roster
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The Rays completed a busy day on Friday by announcing they have added six players to their 40-man roster, thereby meeting Major League Baseball’s deadline for teams to set their 40-man rosters.

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Rays out to boost run differential with more offense
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Of all the meaningful ratios and numbers employed by the Rays’ front office, the difference between runs scored and runs allowed remains the most significant. “It comes down to scoring more than our opponents,” said president of baseball operations Matt Silverman.

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Kiermaier nets Best Defensive Player honor
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Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier has always wanted to be the best fielder in baseball, and this offseason, he has been hailed accordingly.

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