8:21 PM EDT, Thu April 25, 2019
Tampa Bay Times 4 hours ago
Rays to call up Christian Arroyo, Austin Pruitt for Friday's game vs. Red Sox

Rays to call up Christian Arroyo, Austin Pruitt for Friday's game vs. Red Sox

The Rays plan to call up infielder Christian Arroyo and right-handed reliever Austin Pruitt for Friday's game in Boston against the Red Sox.Arroyo, the Hernando High product, will get his second turn with the team replacing Joey Wendle, who is headed back to the injured list,
DRaysBay 6 hours ago
Checking in on Tyler Glasnow’s changeup

Checking in on Tyler Glasnow’s changeup

How come we almost never see Glasnow’s “third” pitch? When I spoke with Tyler Glasnow earlier this month about his fastball, he explained that, to get the baseball on track to the plate, he never gets his hand directly behind the ball. Like many pitchers, his hand, “naturally comes to the side of it.” At this point, we were standing in the long and narrow visitor’s clubhouse at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. Glasnow had frozen his right arm in the air, and was briefly studying his own hand as he spoke, pointing to and prodding at elements of the ball and his grip as he narrated...
Tampa Bay Times 7 hours ago
Rays head to Boston banged up and seeking revenge

Rays head to Boston banged up and seeking revenge

BOSTON : In talking about his major-league best Rays during the first few weeks of the season, manager Kevin Cash would make a point pretty much every day to say, as if he wanted to be sure people heard him, that their success was due, at least in part, to having a lot of things go
DRaysBay 8 hours ago
What is the most memorable catch in Tampa Bay Rays history?

What is the most memorable catch in Tampa Bay Rays history?

Stroll down memory lane with this important question! The Tampa Bay Rays have been in existence for over 20 years now and have featured some of the great defenders of the game over that time. Those defenders of course have a tendency to make some awe inspiring plays as well as being in the right place to make some of the most significant putouts in franchise history. I have gathered a couple of what I feel are the most incredible or significant plays in franchise history. Feel free to disagree with my choices or add in your own below in the comments. Evan Longoria’s catch sends the Rays...
DRaysBay 11 hours ago
View from the Catwalk: Blake Snell has frustrating return from injury

View from the Catwalk: Blake Snell has frustrating return from injury

The Rays lead in the division down to 1.5 games On Wednesday afternoon, Blake Snell made his return from the 10-day Injured List and had a frustrating outing as he struggled to put away the Kansas City Royal hitters and the Rays would eventually fall to Kansas City by the score of 10-2. Working with a 65 pitch limit, Snell pitched one out into the 4th inning and finished having allowed three runs — two earned — on five hits, while he walked two and struck out three. “Frustrating, for sure,” said Snell, describing, his outing. “Happy to get back out there. Happy to feel it again....
DRaysBay 11 hours ago
Tampa Mayor-elect Jane Castor: “I will do what I can to have the Rays move to Tampa”

Tampa Mayor-elect Jane Castor: “I will do what I can to have the Rays move to Tampa”

The new Mayor of Tampa seems motivated to keep the Rays in Tampa Bay. Tampa politics has taken another interesting turn, with the city electing police chief Jane Castor as the next Mayor of Tampa, the first LGBTQ mayor in city history, with Castor taking 73% of the vote. Her stance on the Tampa Bay Rays and their search for a new stadium was not a prominent focus of the election, but with her win this week, she spoke candidly with the Tampa Bay Times about the team’s situation: Castor said the population distribution in Tampa Bay “puts the stadium, in my view, in Tampa.” ”So I...
DRaysBay 12 hours ago
Rays prospects and minor leagues: Wander Franco launches first homer of the season

Rays prospects and minor leagues: Wander Franco launches first homer of the season

Christian Arroyo and Mike Brosseau homer for Durham. Wander Franco (Bowling Green) extended his hitting streak to ten games with his first homer of the season while picking up two walks. During his hit streak he is hitting .378 (14-for-37) with five doubles, one triple, and a homer while being issued six walks and being hit by a pitch and striking out only three times. Triple-A Durham Bulls (8-10) The Durham Bulls defeated the Louisville Bats 4-2 in a rain shortened game. Durham fell behind 2-0 through two frames. Homers by Christian Arroyo and Mike Brosseau led the Bulls comeback. Aaron...
Tampa Bay Times 23 hours ago
John Romano's takeaways from Rays 10-2 loss to Royals

John Romano's takeaways from Rays 10-2 loss to Royals

* Filling in as an emergency replacement on Wednesday, Michael Perez joined Yandy Diaz, Brandon Lowe and Ji-Man Choi as "first basemen'' in 2019. I say "first basemen'' because they are, in order, a catcher, a third baseman, a second baseman and a
DRaysBay Apr 24, 2019
Is it ever okay for a pitcher to intentionally hit a batter?

Is it ever okay for a pitcher to intentionally hit a batter?

A former Rays “ace” did such a thing last week Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Rays fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse. There has always been debate in baseball over the beanball wars that have been a part of baseball since the games inception. A way of getting back at an opposing player or team, you drill a hitter as some sort of retaliation. Nowadays, the most common reason to get drilled is showing up the pitcher by flipping a bat after a homerun. That was the question posed to those surveyed...
DRaysBay Apr 24, 2019
Royals: 10, Rays: 2, - Zilla Tune Up & Quiet Bats

Royals: 10, Rays: 2, - Zilla Tune Up & Quiet Bats

Zilla’s rehab, and Royals turn into the Rays for a game After getting back on track against the Royals for the past two games, the 16-8 Tampa Bay Rays would look to complete the sweep of the Royals in tune up start for re-instated Blake Snell. Zilla on the bump + a chance to sweep. https://t.co/IkE18tr2WT #RaysUp pic.twitter.com/8Io3B5MVxA— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) April 24, 2019 Cash said they will play it by ear depending on how Snell is feeling https://t.co/nHWZp05ZEs— Juan Toribio (@juanctoribio) April 24, 2019 Kansas City Royals would send out Jacob Junis, who...
Tampa Bay Times Apr 24, 2019
Rays end homestand with an ugly, and costly, loss to the Royals

Rays end homestand with an ugly, and costly, loss to the Royals

ST. PETERSBURG - Blake Snell's return to the mound was both short and shaky, and that may still have been the best news the Rays had on Wednesday.Tampa Bay had its most lopsided loss of the season, dropping the series finale to the Royals 10-2. Despite finishing the
DRaysBay Apr 24, 2019
Joey Wendle suffers wrist fracture

Joey Wendle suffers wrist fracture

He will be returning to the injured list. Fresh off two weeks on the Injured List, Joey Wendle will be spending a considerable longer time on the shelf this time around. He suffered a fractured wrist after being hit by a pitch thrown by Jacob Diekman of the Kansas City Royals during the 6th inning of the series finale on Wednesday. Wendle remained in the game to run after being hit by the pitch, but was removed the following half inning with Brandon Lowe taking over at second base. Wendle underwent x-rays which revealed the fractured right wrist. #Rays say infielder Joey Wendle underwent...
Tampa Bay Times Apr 24, 2019
Rays infielder Joey Wendle sustains right wrist fracture

Rays infielder Joey Wendle sustains right wrist fracture

ST. PETERSBURG - Rays infielder Joey Wendle sustained a broken right wrist Wednesday when he was hit by a pitch.Wendle had just returned to active duty Sunday after missing 17 games with a left hamstring strain.Wednesday, Wendle was hit by a 95.5 mph Jake Diekman pitch in
DRaysBay Apr 24, 2019
Why Tyler Glasnow’s four-seam fastball acts like a cutter

Why Tyler Glasnow’s four-seam fastball acts like a cutter

It is certainly a unique and interesting pitch. Does Tyler Glasnow throw a traditional four-seam fastball or a cutter? The answer is both simple and not, as Brian Menendez investigated earlier this month. Glasnow’s grip is decidedly a traditional four-seam, his large hands are on all four seams in any photo or broadcast slo-mo, but put in action and you get viral strikeouts with a high-90’s occasionally cutting fastball: Uh oh.... If Glasnow isn’t doing this on purpose , he needs to learn how to do this on purpose. If he already knows how to do this on purpose, he might win the Cy...
DRaysBay Apr 24, 2019
Rays activate Blake Snell and Ji-Man Choi

Rays activate Blake Snell and Ji-Man Choi

Two key members of the Rays are back on the active roster Prior to their series finale against the Kansas City Royals, the Tampa Bay Rays have activated left-handed pitcher Blake Snell from the 10-day Injured List, and first baseman Ji-Man Choi from the Restricted List. In the corresponding roster moves, the Rays have optioned infielder Andrew Velazquez and right-handed pitcher Austin Pruitt, to Triple-A Durham. In an unrelated move, Hunter Wood’s paternity leave has been moved to the ‘family medical emergency list.’ Kevin Cash indicates that Wood’s baby is healthy, but was born...

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