The Rays will begin their 2018 home Spring Training schedule against the Pirates on Feb. 23 in a 1:05 p.m. ET contest at Charlotte Sports Park.
The Tampa Bay Rays are renowned for their ability to develop young, projectable pitching prospects. So when the organization expresses the level of excitement that it currently does regarding 2017 second-round Draft pick Michael Mercado, it’s a reason to take notice.
The Tampa Bay Rays made it clear that Brendan McKay, arguably the best two-way Draft prospect since Dave Winfield in 1973, would play both ways in his professional debut after signing with the organization for $7,007,500 as the No. 4 overall pick.
Will the Rays bring back Logan Morrison? What roles will Mallex Smith and Matt Duffy play in 2018? Beat reporter Bill Chastain answers those questions and more in the latest Inbox.
Puerto Rico needed relief. So Tampa Bay called upon its bullpen and delivered a save that was too big for any box score.
The Rays were unable to reach the postseason for the fourth consecutive season in 2017. But mixed with that disappointment, the club has a lot to be excited about going forward.
Brent Honeywell and Jesus Sanchez have been named the Rays Prospects of the Year by MLB Pipeline. Honeywell, 22, is ranked No. 1 on the Rays’ Top 30 Prospects list and No. 11 overall. The right-hander has a full arsenal that includes a fastball, slider, changeup and screwball.
Change was in the air Tuesday when the Rays announced that pitching coach Jim Hickey is leaving the organization and bench coach Tom Foley will move to a new position with the club.
Jim Hickey will not be back as the Rays pitching coach in 2018.
Yes, the Rays ended the 2017 season on a high note, but no, the Rays do not deem 80 wins acceptable.
The Rays were contenders for most of the 2017 season. Unfortunately, the ending didn’t match the midseason optimism created by this year’s squad.