Tampa Bay Rays

Rays announce clubhouse staff promotions
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During an offseason that has seen the Rays give a makeover to its Major League coaching staff, Tuesday’s announcement about promotions within the clubhouse staff seemed appropriate.

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Rays' staff joins relief efforts in Florida Keys
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Giving back has been the Rays’ mantra ever since principal owner Stuart Sternberg’s group took over the franchise following the 2005 season. That shared sense of community and wanting to give back was never more evident than through the team’s recent financial contributions and volunteer efforts to help those in need in the Florida Keys.

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Honeywell, Bauers added to 40-man roster
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Brent Honeywell and Jake Bauers highlighted the group of players added to the Rays’ 40-man roster on Monday.

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Rays represented by McGriff, Huff on HOF ballot
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Fred McGriff and Aubrey Huff will represent the Rays on this year’s Hall of Fame ballot.

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Rays name Baldelli field coordinator
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Rocco Baldelli has been promoted to the position of Major League field coordinator, finalizing manager Kevin Cash’s Major League coaching staff for 2018.

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Cobb declines qualifying offer, hits free agency
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Alex Cobb has turned down the Rays’ one-year qualifying offer of $17.4 million for the 2018 season, making the right-hander free to sign with another team as a free agent.

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Rays trio rakes in AFL's regular-season finale
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Led by a trio of Rays prospects who combined for seven hits and seven RBI, Surprise routed the East Division champion Mesa Solar Sox, 10-4, to end the season on a high note.

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Rays get Competitive Balance pick in 2018 Draft
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The Competitive Balance rounds for the 2018 Draft — at the ends of the first and second rounds — have been set. Eight teams will pick in Competitive Balance Round A, while six will make selections in Competitive Balance Round B.

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Q&A with Rays' Bloom
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Chaim Bloom is hoping to find the right combination of players to put the Rays into the playoffs next season. Despite his busy schedule, the senior vice president of baseball operations managed to free up a little time for a Q&A with MLB.com. Here’s what he had to say:

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Rays team up to build playground for kids
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Rays outfielder Mallex Smith joined hundreds of Tampa Bay community volunteers from Bank of America, University Area Community Development Corporation, Inc., and KaBOOM! on Friday to break ground on a new playground at University Area Harvest Hope Park to give local children, particularly those growing up in poverty, a safe place to play.

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Watch Rays prospects in AFL action Saturday
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The Arizona Fall League’s best and most prospect-laden team will play before a national television audience Saturday night when the Peoria Javelinas visit the Surprise Saguaros.

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Rays, KaBOOM! teaming up to build playground
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The Rays will step away from Tropicana Field on Friday morning. They’ll roll up their collective sleeves, and get to work.

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