Circumstances helped usher the Rays into a new bullpen era in 2015. Now some of those ideas have been adopted throughout the Major Leagues — particularly during the past two postseasons — and Tampa Bay is continuing to explore better ways to line up its pitching from starter to closer for any given game.
Veteran left-hander Jonny Venters highlighted a group of 13 players who agreed to Minor League contracts with the Rays that includes an invitation to Major League Spring Training.
Heading into Thursday’s 2017 Rule 5 Draft, the Rays were braced to lose catcher Nick Ciuffo and right-hander Burch Smith in the Major League phase. They only lost Smith, who was selected by the Mets, who traded him to the Royals.
No blockbuster trades took place for the Rays at Major League Baseball’s 2017 Winter Meetings, but the path has likely been paved to for the team to trade some of its more notable players.
Major League Baseball’s Rule 5 Draft was on the minds of many on Day 3 of the Winter Meetings. Many expect the Rays to lose two players, catcher Nick Ciuffo and right-hander Burch Smith, by the time the Major League phase is completed Thursday morning.
The Rays acquired international slot money Wednesday morning by trading left-hander Anthony Misiewicz to the Mariners. The money could prove to be a valuable tool in signing 16-year-old Dominican shortstop Jelfry Marte.
For the second time in as many days, the Rays made a deal at Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings. On Tuesday, the Rays announced that they acquired infielder Ryan Schimpf from the Padres in exchange for Minor League infielder Deion Tansel. On Monday, Tampa Bay acquired infielder Joey Wendle from the A’s in exchange for […]
Day 2 of Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings saw the Rays make a trade, reportedly reach an agreement on an international signing and talk to a lot of teams and free agents. Early in the day, the Rays traded Minor Leaguer Deion Tansel to the Padres for slugging infielder Ryan Schimpf. Later, MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez […]
As the bulk of the free-agent class continues to look for potential landing spots, a multitude of teams continue to be connected to players ranging from J.D. Martinez to Yu Darvish. The Rays are not one of those teams, yet Tampa Bay could help shape the market thanks to a number of prominent players who […]
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The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired infielder Joey Wendle from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations.