5:32 PM EST, Tue February 09, 2016
Tampa Tribune 23 hours ago

Rays offer ticket deals, other promotions, to get fans in the stands

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Tampa Bay Rays have introduced fan promotions for the 2016 baseball season that include rewards, an exclusive lounge for season ticket holders and weekday ticket specials they hope will attract more television viewers to the ball park. The promotions package released
Tampa Tribune Feb 8, 2016

Rays' Kiermaier, Odorizzi grand marshals for Sant' Yago Knight Parade

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier and pitcher Jake Odorizzi will serve as grand marshals in the Sant' Yago Knight Parade in Ybor City on Saturday. The Rays will be joined by Big Brothers Big Sisters in the parade through Tampa's historic district. Since the early 1970s, The
Tampa Bay Times Feb 6, 2016

Rays happy with roster, could still make moves to improve

With two weeks until the opening of spring training, the Rays feel good about their roster, especially their depth and versatility.
Tampa Bay Times Feb 6, 2016

Halladay targets PED users at Ted Williams Hall event

ST. PETERSBURG — Roy Halladay was thrilled along with the other honorees at Saturday's Ted Williams Hitters Hall of Fame induction, more so since he was a pitcher.
The Ledger Feb 6, 2016

Murray leads No. 20 Kentucky to 80-61 win over Florida

Murray scored a career-high 35 points, and No. 20 Kentucky beat Florida 80-61 on Saturday.
The Ledger Feb 5, 2016

Top 5 women's basketball players in Polk

Women's basketball in Polk County is at a peak right now with Southeastern University and Webber International University both battling for the regular season Sun Conference title and the resurgence of Florida Southern's program under Betsy Harris. Here's a look at the top five players in women's basketball this year according to Ray Beasock. The players are listed in alphabetical order.
Tampa Tribune Feb 5, 2016

Hillsborough officials, Rays lay groundwork with first stadium talks

In what Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn likened to a first date, local elected and business leaders held their first sit-down talk with the Rays this morning, a possible precursor to the team moving across Tampa Bay.
Tampa Tribune Feb 5, 2016

Autograph tickets for Rays Fan Fest on sale Wednesday

Autograph passes for the Rays Fan Fest later this month go on sale on Wednesday. The passes, which go on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m., will allow fans to get player autographs during the Rays Fan Fest at Tropicana Field on Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tickets will be available exclusively at
The Ledger Feb 4, 2016

Velazquez strives to overcome injury, win state medal

Lake Region's Diazzarray Velazquez is one of six Polk County athletes who will be competing for medals at the FHSAA girls weightlifting state finals at the Kissimmee Civic Center on Friday and Saturday.
The Ledger Feb 4, 2016

Rays' Smyly wins 1st MLB salary arbitration case of year

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Drew Smyly has won baseball's first salary arbitration case this year.
Tampa Tribune Feb 4, 2016

Rays release document outlining vision for new baseball park

TAMPA -- They're a long way from settling on a street number or even a ZIP code, but the Tampa Bay Rays are finally beginning to sketch out a vision for what they want in a new ballpark. Their new home should be at about 20-acres, accessible to major roadways and population centers
Tampa Bay Times Feb 4, 2016

Details of Rays planned Cuba trip come into focus

The Rays' spring trip to Cuba is close to being finalized.
Tampa Bay Times Feb 4, 2016

Trammell honored by induction into Ted Williams Hitters Hall of Fame

Alan Trammell was a 19-year-old in his first spring training with the Tigers when he got off the bus that 1977 day in Winter Haven and was told somebody with the Red Sox was looking for him.
Tampa Bay Times Feb 4, 2016

Smyly is first to beat Rays in an arbitration hearing

ST. PETERSBURG — Drew Smyly did what B.J. Upton, Jeff Niemann, Josh Paul, Dioner Navarro and Esteban Yan couldn't do — beat the Rays in an arbitration hearing.
Tampa Tribune Feb 4, 2016

Smyly hands Rays loss in arbitration

ST. PETERSBURG -- Drew Smyly became the first player to win an arbitration hearing against the Rays' current ownership when an arbitrator Thursday awarded the pitcher $3.75 million. The Rays submitted a 2016 salary offer of $3.2 million on the Jan. 16 deadline for both sides to

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