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Tampa Bay Times 6 hours ago
Happy father's day as new dad Mike Zunino hits memorable homer to lead Rays to win

Happy father's day as new dad Mike Zunino hits memorable homer to lead Rays to win

ST. PETERSBURG : Mike Zunino had hit 95 home runs in the big leagues during his six years with Seattle, and 49 in the minors.But none of them come close to what he did Monday.Nor what happened afterward.Zunino was playing his first game back with the Rays after
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 7 hours ago

New dad Zunino hits 2-run HR to help Rays rally past Royals

Mike Zunino returned from the paternity list and hit his first home run for Tampa Bay, a two-run shot that helped the Rays stop a season-high four-game skid with a 6-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.
Tampa Bay Times 15 hours ago
For starters: Rays vs. Royals, with Mike Zunino back and Brandon Lowe at first

For starters: Rays vs. Royals, with Mike Zunino back and Brandon Lowe at first

After being swept by the Red Sox and on a four-game losing streak overall, the Rays look to get back on track tonight as they open a three-game series against the Royals.The Rays have catcher Mike Zunino back in the lineup as he missed the last three days to be with his wife,
DRaysBay Apr 19, 2019
Roster moves: Casey Sadler and Nick Ciuffo promoted, Emilio Pagan optioned

Roster moves: Casey Sadler and Nick Ciuffo promoted, Emilio Pagan optioned

Mike Zunino has also been placed on the Paternity List Prior to Friday’s series opener against the Boston Red Sox, the Tampa Bay Rays made a small slew of roster moves. They optioned right-handed pitcher Emilio Pagan to Triple-A Durham, and selected the contract of right-handed pitcher, Casey Sadler. In addition, the Rays have also placed catcher Mike Zunino on Paternity Leave, and promoted catcher Nick Ciuffo. In order to clear space on the 40-man roster, the Rays have also moved right-handed pitcher, Jose De Leon, from the 10-day Injured List to the 60-day Injured List. Casey Sadler,...
Tampa Bay Times Apr 19, 2019
Rays add pitcher Casey Sadler to bullpen, put Mike Zunino on paternity list in series of moves

Rays add pitcher Casey Sadler to bullpen, put Mike Zunino on paternity list in series of moves

ST. PETERSBURG - The Rays added right-hander Casey Sadler to their bullpen and placed catcher Mike Zunino on the paternity list in a series of moves.Sadler gives the Rays a fresh arm after two days of heavy bullpen usage following openers, with a third planned for tonight in the
Tampa Bay Times Apr 18, 2019
Eduardo A. Encina's takeaways from the Rays' 6-5 loss to Orioles

Eduardo A. Encina's takeaways from the Rays' 6-5 loss to Orioles

The way the Rays are hitting, there's no reason to believe they can't rally in a close game. They just needed a little extra oomph Thursday. In the sixth, Brandon Lowe drove a ball to the warning track and Mike Zunino just missed a homer down the leftfield line.The
Tampa Bay Times Apr 18, 2019
Rays catcher Mike Zunino showing signs of breaking out of early hitting slump

Rays catcher Mike Zunino showing signs of breaking out of early hitting slump

ST. PETERSBURG -- Rays catcher Mike Zunino has struggled at the plate throughout the season's first three weeks, but his three-hit night in Wednesday's 8-1 win over Balitmore finally allowed Zunino to see some positive results for making hard contact.Zunino is a player
Tampa Bay Times Apr 17, 2019
Eduardo A. Encina's takeaways from the Rays' 8-1 win over Baltimore.

Eduardo A. Encina's takeaways from the Rays' 8-1 win over Baltimore.

• Good to see Mike Zunino square some balls up because he has been struggling at the plate. Zunino, who at .140 was the only Rays starter Wednesday with an average under .250, logged his first multihit game of the season with three hits. He's now at .191.• Kevin
DRaysBay Apr 2, 2019
Rays catchers were the unsung heroes of the opening series

Rays catchers were the unsung heroes of the opening series

From saving balls in the dirt to throwing out runners, the guys in gear behind the plate did their jobs When the Rays acquired catchers Michael Perez from Arizona and Mike Zunino from Seattle, the team’s defensive capabilities behind the plate were strongly improved. Facing the 2017 World Series champions to start the 2019 campaign, these two young catchers showed off their defensive skills and did their part to help secure the Rays’ first series win of the season. On Opening Day, it was Mike Zunino getting the nod behind the plate as the battery mate for Blake Snell. Zunino threw out...
DRaysBay Mar 31, 2019
Rays 3, Astros 1: The grass is greener with Austin Meadows

Rays 3, Astros 1: The grass is greener with Austin Meadows

Yonny Chirinos decided he’s a true starter now. The loss on Opening Day certainly put an initial damper on Rays fans high hopes for 2019. But then they won game two. And three. And now the fourth game of the four-game series against AL West projected champions the Houston Astros. The 2019 Rays are good. Yonny Chirinos, who was not expected to go more than a handful of innings on a bullpenning day, went seven innings and gave up a solitary home run to Jake Marisnick in the third innings. Other than that he was mixing his pitches to great effect, and Mike Zunino is already looking like a...
Tampa Bay Times Mar 29, 2019
Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Rays drop opener to Astros, USF advances to CBI finals

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Rays drop opener to Astros, USF advances to CBI finals

The Rays get an early run off Justin Verlander, but Blake Snell allows three home runs in a 5-1 loss to the Astros on opening day.Tommy Pham looks good, and Mike Zunino
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 28, 2019
Rays Roundtable: Who’s your breakout?

Rays Roundtable: Who’s your breakout?

You BETTER put your own selection in the comments This is it, folks. Just 24 hours to go. Let’s kill the time (man, that clock sure is moving slow, huh?) with some breakout picks for the Rays in 2019. Put your own selections in the comments section! Darby Robinson: Mike Zunino I don’t consider Zunino to be that bold of a pick, but looking around, it certainly seems an offensive resurgence would surprise quite a few folks. Zunino for his career has been a 89 wRC+ hitter, while bringing stellar framing and catcher defense. In 2017, Mike Zunino reshaped his swing which led to his best...
DRaysBay Mar 27, 2019
Tampa Bay Rays most underrated move of the offseason

Tampa Bay Rays most underrated move of the offseason

The Rays locked up the biggest hole on the 2019 roster early in the off-season, and the deal deserves a second look. The Tampa Bay Rays have made a slew of heavily publicized moves this offseason, including the largest free agent signing in franchise history and a couple of three team trades. However, their first move of the offseason, may have been their best and most underrated. Back in November, the Tampa Bay Rays made yet another trade with the Seattle Mariners and it addressed one of the team’s most significant needs, adding a top notch catcher. Mike Zunino, Come On Down! On...
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...

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