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Tampa Tribune 6 hours ago
Rays acquire slick-fielding shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria from Marlins

Rays acquire slick-fielding shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria from Marlins

ST. PETERSBURG - Chaim Bloom said the Rays weren't necessarily in the market for a shortstop. The team has a number of those. But when the Marlins recently began shopping Adeiny Hechavarria, well, that was too much to pass up."We view Adeiny Hechavarria as one of the better defensive
Tampa Tribune 7 hours ago
Rays at Pirates, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Pittsburgh

Rays at Pirates, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Pittsburgh

Tonight: at Pirates7:05, PNC ParkTV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)Probable pitchersRays: Alex Cobb (6-5, 4.05) PIRATES: RH Trevor Williams (3-3, 5.09)On Cobb: Is 2-0, 2.29 over past three starts and has pitched at least six innings in each. Is 9-3, 2.79 in 14 career interleague
FOX Sports 15 hours ago
Lightning re-sign defenseman Andrej Sustr, forward Yanni Gourde

Lightning re-sign defenseman Andrej Sustr, forward Yanni Gourde

Tampa Bay Lightning re-sign defenseman Andrej Sustr, forward Yanni Gourde.
The Hockey Writers 18 hours ago

Shattenkirk Fits With Lightning on Short-Term Deal

The window for NHL teams to reach out to unrestricted free agents-to-be began at midnight on Sunday and as expected, the Washington Capitals’ Kevin Shattenkirk is receiving attention early in the process. The 28-year-old veteran is the best defenseman available in the free agent pool and the Tampa Bay Lightning have already reached out to […]
Tampa Tribune Jun 25, 2017
Jones: Fox Sports Sun shows depth in Rays coverage

Jones: Fox Sports Sun shows depth in Rays coverage

tom jones' two centsTampa Bay Times columnist Tom Jones looks back at the best and worst from a weekend of televised sports.Best coverageFun weekend to watch the Rays on Fox Sports Sun though the broadcast was missing its MVP: analyst Brian Anderson.Anderson has been on vacation for the past week,
Tampa Tribune Jun 25, 2017
Rays' bullpen stars lit up in loss to Orioles

Rays' bullpen stars lit up in loss to Orioles

ST. PETERSBURG - Saturday it was the soft underbelly of the bullpen that let one get away from the Rays, incurring the wrath of the team's faithful followers, who wondered why the high-leverage guys weren't pitching.Sunday, the A squad had its chance to protect a one-run eighth-inning lead,
Tampa Tribune Jun 25, 2017
Rays journal: Blake Snell to rejoin rotation, Erasmo Ramirez heads to bullpen

Rays journal: Blake Snell to rejoin rotation, Erasmo Ramirez heads to bullpen

ST. PETERSBURG - LHP Blake Snell is rejoining the Rays' rotation, but the move has as much to do with helping the bullpen as it does with Snell's improvement during his time at Triple-A Durham.RHP Erasmo Ramirez will head back to the bullpen to help that beleaguered unit. Ramirez is 1-0 with
Tampa Tribune Jun 25, 2017

Roger Mooney's takeaways from Sunday's Rays-Orioles game

RHP Erasmo Ramirez is not happy about moving back to the bullpen, and can you blame him? But that's the best move for the Rays now. He can fill several roles: long man, setup man, even closer in a pinch. The Rays need to settle the bullpen, and Ramirez has proven he's capable of doing that.The
FOX Sports Jun 25, 2017
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Offensive line looks for impact 2017

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Offensive line looks for impact 2017

The offensive line of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks to make an impact in 2017It is no secret that an offensive line is an important part of a football game. For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, that is especially the case. The Buccaneers allowed 35 sacks in 2016, tying them with Green Bay and the New Yo...
Tampa Tribune Jun 25, 2017

Rays up next: at Pirates, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Pittsburgh

Today: OffUp next: at Pirates, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, PNC Park, PittsburghProbable pitchers: Rays, RH Alex Cobb (6-5, 4.05); Pirates, RH Trevor Williams (3-3, 5.09)TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)On deckWednesday: at Pirates, 7:05. Rays, LH Blake Snell (0-4, 4.71); Pirates, RH Ivan
Tampa Tribune Jun 25, 2017
Rays blow another lead, lose rubber match to Orioles (w/video)

Rays blow another lead, lose rubber match to Orioles (w/video)

ST. PETERSBURG - The Orioles rallied past the Rays on Sunday, winning the rubber match of the three-game series 8-5.It was the first time the Rays lost a series at home since May 8-11 when they dropped three of four to Kansas City.The Orioles scored three in the ninth off Rays closer Alex
Tampa Tribune Jun 24, 2017
Rays journal: Jumbo Diaz falters after getting within a strike of ending rally

Rays journal: Jumbo Diaz falters after getting within a strike of ending rally

ST. PETERSBURG - Saturday's game got away starting with a leadoff walk in the seventh inning by Rays LHP Jose Alvarado, who was brought in exclusively to face Baltimore's lefty-swinging Seth Smith."The (decisive inning) starts with a leadoff walk," manager Kevin Cash said. "I sound like a
Tampa Tribune Jun 24, 2017
Rookie Jake Faria dissatisfied with performance in Rays' loss to Orioles

Rookie Jake Faria dissatisfied with performance in Rays' loss to Orioles

ST. PETERSBURG - The rookie pitcher walked to his locker Saturday after tossing the fourth quality start in as many tries to begin his career. He held the potent Orioles bats to three runs and for six innings gave his team a chance to win.Maybe he didn't have his best stuff. He allowed as
Tampa Tribune Jun 24, 2017

Roger Mooney's takeaways from Saturday's Rays-Orioles game

It was refreshing to see RHP Jacob Faria take the blame after the loss even though he gave the Rays a chance to win. Too often young pitchers are encouraged by what they did and not necessarily the outcome, but Faria, making just his fourth big-league start, came to the Trop to win, didn't, and
Tampa Tribune Jun 24, 2017
Rays Tales: 10 smart decisions that helped the Rays get where they are

Rays Tales: 10 smart decisions that helped the Rays get where they are

The Rays this week will reach the midpoint of their season and, all things considered, it hasn't been half bad. To have logged 40 wins in 77 games without a pitch being thrown by two guys expected to play key bullpen roles in Brad Boxberger and Shawn Tolleson, without an at-bat by starting SS Matt

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