The Rays have signed pitcher Dustin McGowan to a Minor League deal with an invite to Major League Spring Training.
Of all the spots on the field, the Rays’ bullpen appears to be the biggest question mark heading into Spring Training. However, a question mark and a problem are different. Tampe Bay has plenty of bullpen options; the question is which pitchers the club will select.
Gifted with an electric repertoire that has given hitters fits throughout four years in the Minor Leagues, Rays top prospect Brent Honeywell is poised to rise to the game’s highest level. The 22-year-old joined MLB Network on Thursday to discuss his progress, as he attempts to push his way up to the Majors in 2018.
While it’s cliche, Spring Training really is all about starting anew. Fueling that feeling in many cases is the promise of young players ready to begin their Major League careers.
Rays principal owner Stu Sternberg stepped to the microphone during a Wednesday morning media conference and he declared with a smile, “The Super Bowl’s over. It’s baseball time.” Sternberg’s comments came inside the clubhouse, where plans for celebrating the team’s 20th anniversary were unveiled, including a video highlighting exciting moments from seasons past.
I have been a Rays fan since Day 1. Do you think any of the prospects make Opening Day? If so, then whom? Also, how long do you think it’ll be until we see a competitive team again?
Giving their younger players a shot while remaining competitive is the Rays’ vision heading into the 2018 season.
Adeiny Hechavarria has reportedly won his arbitration hearing with the Rays and will earn a salary of $5.9 million for the 2018 season, according to USA Today. The club has not commented.
Count new Rays infielder Christian Arroyo among the group working out together Friday morning at Tropicana Field.
Beat reporter Bill Chastain answers fans’ questions in a new edition of the Rays Inbox.
Fan safety is a priority for the Rays, which is why the team has elected to extend the protective netting at Tropicana Field and at Charlotte Sports Park.
The Rays’ outfield is one of the more stable stations on the field as we continue the offseason examination of the roster through the Around the Horn segments. That stability comes from having two solid young outfielders in place to play center and right in Kevin Kiermaier and Steven Souza Jr., respectively. The question mark […]