3:34 PM EDT, Sun March 29, 2015
Tampa Bay Times 19 hours ago

Rays use Saturday to set up rotation for start of season

PORT CHARLOTTE — After having their top three starters all pitch Saturday, the Rays are positioned to set up the front part of their rotation, with RHP Chris Archer set to be followed by RHPs Nathan Karns and Jake Odorizzi in the opening series vs. Baltimore.
Tampa Bay Times 19 hours ago

Rays: Red Sox manager John Farrell praises Kevin Cash

High praise for Cash Boston manager John Farrell said he sensed from Kevin Cash's playing days with the Red Sox that he had the knowledge and personal skills to be a manager. "He had a way to really affect his teammates," Farrell said Saturday. "That speaks more to his personality and thick skin and general confidence …
Full Count | WEEI 21 hours ago

Observations from Red Sox’ 9-6 win over Rays: Steven Wright, Matt Barnes shine, Hanley Ramirez (2 RBI), Mike Napoli (HR)

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Steven Wright and Matt Barnes made their best pitches for spots on the Red Sox roster in Saturday’s 9-6 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Charlotte Sports Park. Hanley Ramirez, David Ortiz and Mike Napoli also made big contributions in the win as the Red Sox try to build some […]
Tampa Bay Times 22 hours ago

Making a difference in world a mission for Rays' Chris Archer

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Tampa Bay Times Mar 28, 2015

DeJesus Dilemma vexes Rays as season nears

Most of the Rays problems' this spring are related to filling holes created by injury/illness to INF Nick Franklin and starters Alex Cobb, Alex Colome and Drew Smyly.
The Ledger Mar 28, 2015

Spring Training Roundup: Rays Pitcher Teaford Keeps Poise in Shortened Stint

The Rays and Orioles got 3 1/2 innings in Sarasota before storms arrived from the coast. Pitcher Everett Teaford, vying for the No. 5 spot in the rotation, and left-handed reliever Mike Montgomery logged two innings each.
Tampa Bay Times Mar 27, 2015

Rays: 'Dolphin Tale' actor to sing opening day anthem

Dolphin tune The Rays' opening day national anthem will be performed by Cozi Zuehlsdorff, a 16-year-old singer/actor who appeared in the Dolphin Tale movies filmed in Clearwater. Zuehlsdorff wrote and performed the song Brave Souls for Dolphin Tale 2. Number of the day
Tampa Bay Times Mar 27, 2015

Veteran Grant Balfour aims to return to form for Rays

PORT CHARLOTTE — On a day when the Rays pitched exclusively relievers, Grant Balfour found himself in unusual and yet comforting circumstances Thursday.
Tampa Bay Times Mar 27, 2015

Odorizzi, Karns will follow Archer in Rays' opening rotation

PORT CHARLOTTE —- Rays manager Kevin Cash said Friday that RHP Jake Odorizzi and RHP Nathan Karns will start Games 2 and 3 of the season. The order, primarily based on matchups going forward, hasn't been determined.
Tampa Bay Times Mar 27, 2015

Vince Naimoli to make another pitch for Rays

PORT CHARLOTTE — The Rays are making an unexpected nod to their past in selecting previous team owner Vince Naimoli to throw out the first pitch before the April 6 season opener.
Tampa Bay Times Mar 27, 2015

Jones: Area needs to step up Rays' support

New Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred visited the Rays last week and also turned up on WDAE 620-AM. While discussing the Rays future in Tampa Bay, Manfred said the usual yada-yada about the team needing support from local government, corporate sponsors and the fans.

Orioles and Rays lineups for Friday

The Orioles and Rays are scheduled to play Friday afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium.
The Ledger Mar 26, 2015

Archer Selected to Be Rays' Opening Day Starter

Earlier this week, Kevin Cash and Chris Archer went to lunch during which time the Rays manager told the right-handed pitcher he would be Tampa Bay's Opening Day starter.
Tampa Bay Times Mar 26, 2015

Rays: Cash catches up

Still has it It has been fewer than five years since Rays manager Kevin Cash played in the majors, so it shouldn't be surprising that Cash (left) squatted behind home plate to warm up reliever Kirby Yates before the ninth inning of Thursday's game against the Yankees. "I was really good at that, warming up pitchers," …
Tampa Bay Times Mar 26, 2015

Chris Archer gets Rays opening day starting nod

PORT CHARLOTTE — It has been widely expected since it became clear that Alex Cobb would miss the start of the season with forearm tendinitis, but Rays manager Kevin Cash made it official Thursday: Chris Archer will be the team's opening day starter on April 6.

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