Tampa Bay Rays

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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Rays ink hurler Mercado, their second-rounder
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The Tampa Bay Rays and right-handed pitcher Michael Mercado have agreed to terms on a contract, according to MLB.com’s Jim Callis.

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Plouffe added to Rays' 25-man roster
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Two days after acquiring Trevor Plouffe from the Athletics in exchange for cash considerations, the Rays added the veteran infielder to their 25-man roster, the club announced Monday.

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Rays sign shortstop, 6th-round pick Rutherford
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The Rays signed their sixth-round pick Zach Rutherford, a junior shortstop from Old Dominion University, on Monday.

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Cobb, Rays aiming to keep Reds off-base
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Reds rookie starter Amir Garrett will introduce himself to the Rays for the first time, but Rays righty Alex Cobb doesn’t have an extensive history of his opponent to lean on either — Tuesday will be just the second start against the Reds in his career.

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Late homers not enough for Rays vs. Reds
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The Reds snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the Rays on Monday night at Tropicana Field. Joey Votto’s RBI single and Jesse Winker’s two-run single fueled a three-run eighth that proved to be the difference for the Reds.

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X-rays negative after Beckham HBP on hand
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Tim Beckham was hit in the left hand by a Scott Feldman pitch in the fourth inning of Monday’s 7-3 loss to the Reds. Beckham stayed in the game initially, but was replaced by Taylor Featherston after the inning.

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Colome keeps cool as late-innings workhorse
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lex Colome made it clear before Saturday’s game: He wanted to pitch, regardless of the situation. “I don’t know if he wanted to pitch that much,” Rays manager Kevin Cash quipped after Colome’s five-out save in a win against the Tigers. “But we got him to pitch, and he got a lot of big outs […]

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Odorizzi hot at the Trop, ready to face Reds
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The Reds and Rays haven’t seen a lot of each other — in fact, the two sides have played just 12 times ever and six times this decade. The result is a lot of unfamiliarity as the two teams begin a three-game series Monday at Tropicana Field.

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Father's Day makes Souza's 1st slam special
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After homering on Mother’s Day, Steven Souza Jr. said he had to make sure his dad got some love on his special day, too. Souza hit his first career grand slam to lead Tampa Bay to a 9-1 win on Father’s Day. When he returned to the dugout, he walked up to the camera to […]

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Rays ride 5 HRs, Souza slam to win vs. Tigers
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The Rays used a two-homer game from Logan Morrison and a grand slam from Steven Souza Jr. to split the four-game series against the Tigers at Comerica Park, jumping on Buck Farmer during a 9-1 win on Sunday afternoon.

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LoMo honors dad with #ASGWorthy day
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After every homer he’s hit since 2011, Logan Morrison looks skyward and gives a quick military-style salute. The gesture is a nod to his late father, Tom, who served 28 years with the U.S. Coast Guard. Morrison saluted twice in Tampa Bay’s 9-1 win over Detroit on Sunday. Every time he does it, he’s reminded […]

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