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Rays Colby Rasmus expected to open season on DL

Rays Colby Rasmus expected to open season on DL

Rays OF Colby Rasmus said this morning he expects to open the season on the DL.Though Rasmus has been playing in games as the DH, he said Saturday morning he doesn't feel good enough in recovery from hip and core muscle repair surgery yet to play the field at full speed, which the Rays have said is a prerequisite."We've …
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Rays | Colby Rasmus may start on DL

Tampa Bay Rays OF Colby Rasmus (groin) said he expects to start the season on ...
Tampa Bay Times 2 hours ago
Topkin: Observations from a busy week for the Rays

Topkin: Observations from a busy week for the Rays

PORT CHARLOTTE — It was a busy week in Rays land with business intertwining with baseball, from CF Kevin Kiermaier signing his long-term contract, to Team USA telling Chris Archer to stay home for the final, to principal owner Stuart Sternberg admitting several top stadium sites were unavailable, to free agent …

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Rays journal: Catcher Norris eager to work with strong pitching staff

PORT CHARLOTTE — C Derek Norris joined the Rays on Saturday, eager for the opportunity to play regularly and regain his All-Star form after a rough 2016.
Tampa Bay Times 3 hours ago

Rays at Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Sunday, Tampa

Today: at Yankees, 1:05 Steinbrenner Field, corner of Dale Mabry Highway and MLK Boulevard, Tampa Radio: 620-AM

3 takeaways from Rays 7-5 loss to Red Sox

3 takeaways from Rays 7-5 loss to Red Sox

Rays report: Snell faces Red Sox in Port Charlotte, 1:05

The Rays are back in Port Charlotte today to take on the Red Sox with a 1:05 first pitch.Second-year lefty Blake Snell, who has not had a good spring, is slated to be on the mound in what even pitching coach Jim …
Tampa Bay Times Mar 24, 2017

Rays journal: Veteran catcher Derek Norris close to signing contract

BRADENTON — The Rays are adding a new frontline catcher in signing free agent Derek Norris, the Tampa Bay Times has learned.

Rays to sign catcher Derek Norris

The Rays are signing free-agent C Derek Norris, the Tampa Bay Times has learned.The deal with Norris, which is pending a physcial, will be for one year, with no option. They will have to create space on the 40-man roster once the deal is finalized.Norris was released last week by the Nationals - because they signed Matt …
Tampa Bay Times Mar 24, 2017

Rays' Blake Snell kept a pledge, can he fulfill his promise?

PORT CHARLOTTE — He was in eighth grade and his grandmother was dying. Arlene Snell told her grandson that she believed he could be a pitcher in the major leagues.
Tampa Bay Times Mar 24, 2017

Pondering Stu Sternberg's great 'unknown at this point'

PORT CHARLOTTE —- Rays principal owner Stu Sternberg made a spring training appearance Thursday before his club played the Yankees.

Rays report: Moreno starting on bullpen day in Bradenton, 1:05

The Rays are back in beautiful Bradenton today to face the Pirates for the third time in five days, first pitch at 1:05.RHP Diego Moreno, a non-roster candidate for a bullpen job, will start in what will be a day of showcasing relievers. Also slated to pitch today are Danny Farquhar, Erasmo Ramirez and Chase Whitley.Big …

Rays talking to free-agent C Derek Norris

The Rays are among the teams talking with free-agent C Derek Norris, that Tampa Bay Times has learned, but according to a source as of Thursday night "are on the outside looking in.''
Tampa Bay Times Mar 23, 2017

Rays journal: Jake Bauers leaves with a bang as he heads to minor-league camp

PORT CHARLOTTE INF/OF Jake Bauers left his calling card with a two-run double Thursday against the Yankees just hours after being told he was reassigned to minor-league camp. • Bauers, one of eight players reassigned, hit .371 in 17 games with a .465 on-base percentage, an .857 slugging percentage, three doubles, one triple, …

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