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Rays journal: Wendle's pending return leaves Rays pondering how to keep hottest hitters in lineup

Rays journal: Wendle's pending return leaves Rays pondering how to keep hottest hitters in lineup

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- It's a good problem to have, and the Rays have plenty of moving parts, but fitting those parts into the starting lineup will become more difficult when infielder Joey Wendle returns from the injured list.That could happen this weekend. Wendle saw his
Tampa Bay Times Apr 16, 2019
Rays journal: Pagan returns, Meadows reflects on week, Wendle on track for return

Rays journal: Pagan returns, Meadows reflects on week, Wendle on track for return

ST. PETERSBURG -- Right-hander Emilio Pagan pitched well enough in spring training to make the Rays' Opening Day roster, but ended up being the final player cut before the team arrived at its final 25 players.Pagan's stay in the minors was brief. After starting out the
DRaysBay Apr 2, 2019
View from the Catwalk: People Are Talkin’

View from the Catwalk: People Are Talkin’

And they’re talking about the Rays hot start As we learned last season, things that happen in the beginning of the season tend to get amplified. But anytime you take 3 out of 4 from the Houston Astros, people are going to take notice: The Tampa Bay Rays are The Best Team In Baseball.— Astros Rants (@AstrosRants) March 31, 2019 Beyond the Box Score talks about how the Rays are already positioned for a playoff run. Jonah Keri of The Athletic puts the Rays 5th in his first power rankings (and the Astros at 6th). But it wasn’t all good news, as second baseman Joey Wendle landed...
Tampa Bay Times Apr 1, 2019
Rays Journal: Christian Arroyo happy to make quick turnaround

Rays Journal: Christian Arroyo happy to make quick turnaround

ST. PETERSBURG : Infielder Christian Arroyo had already driven over two days from Port Charlotte to Durham, N.C., and moved into an apartment ready to open the season with the Triple-A Bulls. Then Joey Wendle strained his left hamstring in Sunday's game, Arroyo got a
DRaysBay Apr 1, 2019
Rays place Wendle on IL, promote Arroyo

Rays place Wendle on IL, promote Arroyo

Wendle is heading to the IL while Arroyo is heading to the Trop According to the Tampa Bay Times, the Tampa Bay Rays will be placing 2B Joey Wendle onto the 10-day Injured List with a hamstring issue, suffered after falling over Jake Marisnick during a stolen base attempt during Sunday’s afternoon contest with the Houston Astros. The news comes just 24 hours after the Rays learned they will be without Matt Duffy for an extended period of time, thanks to his own injuries problems. The Rays depth will be tested, but they are well suited to cover their holes on the infield. Wendle’s...
DRaysBay Apr 1, 2019
10 Aprils Fools article ideas you can thank us for not writing

10 Aprils Fools article ideas you can thank us for not writing

You’re welcome. 10. Brendan McKay to start pitching right handed to alleviate 2018’s oblique concerns 9. Ryne Stanek loses bottle opener endorsement deal with Yeti after mowing down Astros in the 6th and 7th innings; picks up John Deere endorsement 8. Players hate new dome lighting: “Looks too much like the sky!” 7. Joey Wendle reveals treasured “grit” collection, featuring various types of sandpaper 6. Willy Adames claims credit for Tropicana Field’s new no-bookbag policy View this post on Instagram Caption this #ThanksGod #NoBookBag...
Tampa Bay Times Apr 1, 2019
Rays Joey Wendle headed to injured list, Christian Arroyo to Trop

Rays Joey Wendle headed to injured list, Christian Arroyo to Trop

Rays infielder Joey Wendle is headed to the injured list and the Rays are planning to call up former Hernando High star Christian Arroyo to replace him, the Tampa Bay Times has learned.Wendle strained his left hamstring on a play at second in the sixth inning on Sunday, was
Tampa Bay Times Mar 30, 2019
For starters: Rays vs. Astros, with Tyler Glasnow on the mound

For starters: Rays vs. Astros, with Tyler Glasnow on the mound

After a rough spring, Rays righty Tyler Glasnow said he is eager to take the mound tonight in a competitive environment against the tough Astros.Manager Kevin Cash is following through on his plan to rest and rotate players, even though it's only Game 3, with Joey Wendle
DRaysBay Mar 28, 2019
Rays reveal batting order for Opening Day 2019

Rays reveal batting order for Opening Day 2019

Tommy Pham, Brandon Lowe anchor the team’s first batting order of 2019. The Tampa Bay Rays have finalized the Opening Day batting order, after revealing the starters yesterday via mlb.com. You batting order for the first game of 2019 is as follows: Official Lineup 1) RF Austin Meadows* 2) LF Tommy Pham 3) 1B Ji-Man Choi* 4) DH Brandon Lowe* 5) 3B Yandy Diaz 6) 2B Joey Wendle* 7) SS Willy Adames 8) CF Kevin Kiermaier* 9) C Mike Zunino *left-handed hitter Rays manager Kevin Cash begins the season with his preferred L-R-L-R style throught, with the exception of 3-4 in the order, which...
DRaysBay Mar 27, 2019
Rays reveal Opening Day Lineup for 2019

Rays reveal Opening Day Lineup for 2019

There is a surprise! Ahead of Opening Day 2019, the Tampa Bay Rays have revealed their lineup for the fist game of the year. Juan Toribio and Brian McTaggart revealed the official Tampa Bay Rays opening day lineup vs. the Houston Astros’s Justin Verlander in an article for MLB.com: Official Lineup 1) RF Austin Meadows 2) LF Tommy Pham 3) 1B Ji-Man Choi 4) 3B Yandy Diaz 5) DH Brandon Lowe 6) 2B Joey Wendle 7) CF Kevin Kiermaier 8) C Mike Zunino 9) SS Willy Adames Loading up on left-handed hitters makes sense when facing the right-handed Astros ace, and the Rays are going all out in that...
DRaysBay Mar 27, 2019
View from the Catwalk: Spring Training is over, Opening Day is next

View from the Catwalk: Spring Training is over, Opening Day is next

The roster is set, bring on the games The Spring Training schedule is finally over and the Tampa Bay Rays are ready for Opening Day. Following their decision to option RHP Emilio Pagan to minor league camp yesterday afternoon, the Rays will now head into Opening Day with this as their active roster: SP: Blake Snell, Charlie Morton, Tyler Glasnow RP: Diego Castillo, Ryne Stanek, Jose Alvarado, Jalen Beeks, Yonny Chirinos, Wilmer Font, Adam Kolarek, Chaz Roe, and Ryan Yarbrough C: Mike Zunino and Michael Perez Infield: Ji-Man Choi, Joey Wendle, Daniel Robertson, Willy Adames, Yandy Diaz, and...
DRaysBay Mar 22, 2019
DRaysBay Top Prospects 2019: No. 8, 2B Brandon Lowe

DRaysBay Top Prospects 2019: No. 8, 2B Brandon Lowe

Lowe rhymes with “wow,” as in “wow” that’s a lot of money! 2018 breakout prospect Brandon Lowe was one of the many pleasant surprises down on the farm that allowed the Tampa Bay Rays farm system to remain one of the best in the game, despite graduations from the likes of Willy Adames, Jake Bauers, Jose Alvarado, Diego Castillo, Joey Wendle and many other rookies that played big roles on the major league club. Lowe’s breakout started in 2017 where he lit up the Florida State League (A+) with a .311/.403/.524 line with eight homers over 367 plate appearances. The knock was that...
DRaysBay Mar 19, 2019
2019 Contingency Plans: Centerfield

2019 Contingency Plans: Centerfield

What are the plans if Kevin Kiermaier misses significant time? Someday, Kevin Kiermaier will play an entire season without significant injury. (Stop laughing, IT COULD HAPPEN!) Still, the odds of any player surviving a full season unscathed are not great; for a guy like KK, who makes Jim Edmunds looks cautious, the odds dip to that of a tribute at a two-person Hunger Games reaping. And while the Rays have multiple options elsewhere thanks to the flexibility of guys like Joey Wendle, Daniel Robertson, Brandon Lowe, and Yandy Diaz, the Mallex Smith trade to Mariner navy blue and northwest...

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