Tampa Bay Rays

Rays to activate Ramos, designate Norris
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The Rays announced after Friday night’s 15-5 win over the Orioles that catcher Derek Norris will be designated for assignment prior to Saturday’s game to make room on the roster for catcher Wilson Ramos.

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With offense clicking, Rays reach new heights
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Maybe it’s time to acknowledge the obvious: The Rays are playing pretty good baseball. Let the numbers speak for themselves.

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Rays hit 3 HRs, score 15 runs in win vs. O's
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A potent offense met a struggling pitching staff, and the results were predictable Friday night at Tropicana Field, where the Rays defeated the Orioles 15-5.

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Hip tendinitis lands Rasmus on 10-day DL
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The Rays have placed Colby Rasmus on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to Monday) with left hip tendinitis.

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Homework paying off for Rays' Smith
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In the two weeks since his callup, outfielder Mallex Smith has made himself a fixture on Rays television broadcasts for his consistent hitting, his thrilling baserunning and his visible dedication to self-improvement. When he returns to the dugout after his turn at the plate, cameras have been eager to show Smith jotting notes down for […]

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Martinez a free agent; Rays sign Broadway
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Veteran infielder Michael Martinez cleared waivers and has elected free agency, while the Rays on Thursday signed right-handed reliever Mike Broadway.

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Plouffe starts to fit in with new team
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The Rays did not acquire Trevor Plouffe from Oakland because they lacked power. When Plouffe hit his first home run with Tampa Bay on Wednesday, it tied the team with Houston for the Major League lead in long balls.

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Archer looks to win 2nd straight as O's visit
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Rays right-hander Chris Archer (5-4, 3.75) awaits the Baltimore Orioles as they travel to Tampa Bay looking to put an end to their recent road funk.

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Rays score 4 runs in 6th to beat Reds, win series
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Offense continues to fuel the Rays’ fortunes. Wednesday afternoon, a four-run sixth provided the separation needed to lead to an 8-3 win over the Reds at Tropicana Field.

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Erasmo looks for better results vs. Reds
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Reds pitcher Tim Adleman (4-3, 4.22) tries to continue a recent string of success in Wednesday’s series finale, while Rays starter Erasmo Ramirez will attempt to shake off a handful of rough outings.

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Dickerson's HR helps Rays edge Reds
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Corey Dickerson just keeps stating his case to become the American League’s DH at this year’s All-Star Game in Miami.

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Cobb getting closer to pre-TJ surgery form
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Viewing Tuesday’s game as a singular event, the Rays are happy to see Alex Cobb persevere and earn a win in a night filled with suspect defense behind him. The team is more pleased with the continuation of Cobb’s most recent trend, in which the right-hander has started looking much more like his pre-surgery self.

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