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Tampa Bay Times Nov 28, 2015

Rays bullpen in annual rebuilding process

Part of the Rays' organizational philosophy is that bullpens are fungible, essentially made to be rebuilt each season. That process is obviously underway, as they have dropped four more relievers from last year's crew that made an American League-most 530 appearances.
The Ledger Nov 27, 2015

No. 1 Kentucky rolls past South Florida

Jamal Murray had 21 points and the No. 1 Kentucky men's basketball team scored the final 15 points of the first half on the way to beating South Florida 84-63 on Friday.
Tampa Bay Times Nov 27, 2015

Rays release 2016 spring training schedule

ST. PETERSBURG The Rays aren't sure where they will wrap up spring training given the potential for a late-March trip to Cuba, but they will start exhibition play March 2 in Port Charlotte against Dusty Baker's Nationals.
Tampa Tribune Nov 27, 2015

Rays announce 2016 spring training schedule, reporting dates

The Tampa Bay Rays open the 2016 Grapefruit League season March 2 against the visiting Washington Nationals at Charlotte Sports Park. The 15-game home schedule concludes March 31 against visiting Pittsburgh. The first workout for pitchers and catchers is Feb. 21. The first full squad workout is Feb.
Tampa Tribune Nov 26, 2015

Please, St. Petersburg, don't make same baseball error twice

In 1986, St. Pete decided to build a dome without a team at the far western end of the marketplace, and plenty of people sounded the alarm, writes Joe Henderson. Now the mayor says the city wants a new Rays park at the same location.
Tampa Bay Times Nov 25, 2015

Rays release J.P. Arencibia, deal Kirby Yates

ST. PETERSBURG Catcher J.P. Arencibia thought he showed enough during his late-season stint to stay with the Rays. But after being formally released on Wednesday, he found satisfaction in proving he could play somewhere in the majors.
Tampa Tribune Nov 25, 2015

Rays trade Yates to Indians; Nava, Arencibia cut loose

The Tampa Bay Rays cleared space on their 40-man roster today by trading right-hander Kirby Yates to the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday for cash considerations. The team also outrighted outfielder Daniel Nava and right-hander Brandon Gomes to the minors, and released catcher J.P. Arencibia. Nava
Tampa Bay Times Nov 21, 2015

Roster moves give Rays pitching depth to deal

The Rays spent a lot of time talking about the roster moves they made Friday, weighing the need to protect their top young arms from being taken in the Rule 5 draft with giving up some depth at the big-league level.
Tampa Tribune Nov 21, 2015

St. Pete leaders: Keeping Rays at revamped Tropicana Field site makes sense

Some say letting the Rays look around is the best way to show them the Trop site is the most lucrative in the region. Trickier, however, is how to make it attractive to the Rays and fans who largely have stayed away.
Tampa Bay Times Nov 20, 2015

Rays jettison Arencibia, Gomes to make room for young pitchers

ST. PETERSBURG — Making room for their next cadre of top young arms forced the Rays into some difficult roster decisions Friday as they parted ways with catcher J.P. Arencibia and reliever Brandon Gomes, among others.
Tampa Tribune Nov 20, 2015

Rays clear space for prospects, part ways with Arencibia, Nava, Gomes, Yates

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays cleared space on the 40-man roster Friday to protect what president of baseball operations Matt Silverman called the "next wave of Rays pitchers who will come up through our system and be a big asset for the major league club." They are left-hander
Tampa Bay Times Nov 19, 2015

Rays look to clear roster space for prospects; 2016 opener moved to April 3

The Rays are working toward a Friday 8 p.m. deadline to clear 40-man roster space to add up to six prospects, including pitchers Blake Snell, Taylor Guerrieri and Jacob Faria and potentially infielder/outfielder Taylor Motter, to protect them from being taken in the upcoming Rule 5 draft.
Tampa Tribune Nov 19, 2015

Rays-Blue Jays season opener moves up a day for ESPN

ST. PETERSBURG -- Opening Day for the Tampa Bay Rays is now one day earlier after ESPN tabbed the Rays-Toronto Blue Jays game Tropicana Field as one of seven to be televised nationally. The Rays and Jays will begin the 2016 season Sun., April 3, at 4:05 p.m. on ESPN2. They had been scheduled
Tampa Tribune Nov 17, 2015

With latest honor, Maddon proves he's one of best

TAMPA -- Joe Maddon used the word "validate" a number of times Tuesday night during a conference call made possible when the former Rays manager won his third Manager of the Year award, this one in the National League after leading the Chicago Cubs to a 97-win season and their
Tampa Bay Times Nov 17, 2015

Joe Maddon named National League manager of the year

Chicago Cubs and former Rays manager Joe Maddon was named the National League manager of the year.It is the third such award for Maddon, who twice received the AL honor as manager of the Rays.

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