3:53 AM EDT, Wed August 31, 2016
Tampa Bay Times 11 hours ago

Rays making contingency travel plans due to storm at home

The Rays are operating as if they can fly home to Tampa after the Wednesday afternoon game in Boston, but travel director Chris Westmoreland is also exploring contingencies if the looming storm makes that prohibitive.The Rays are considering flying into either Orlando or Fort Myers if the weather is better there and then bussing …
Tampa Bay Times 14 hours ago

For starters: Rays at Red Sox, with Odorizzi on the mound

After getting beat on Monday, the Rays take on the Red Sox again tonight, and will have RHP Jake Odorizzi on the mound.Odorizzi has been not only the Rays' best pitcher since the All-Star break, but one of the best in the majors, going 6-0 with an AL-best 1.59 ERA in eight post All-Star break starts. And he is coming off a win over …
Tampa Bay Times 14 hours ago

Intruder shot after homeowner spies him on home surveillance phone app

TAMPA — A burglary suspect was shot Tuesday after the homeowner saw the intruder on a home surveillance mobile application and called a relative to investigate, police said.
Tampa Bay Times 18 hours ago

First victim of local Zika infection is Tampa firefighter living in Pinellas

TAMPA — The single victim of a locally transmitted Zika virus infection in the Tampa Bay area is a firefighter with Tampa Fire Rescue who lives in Pinellas County, an agency spokesman said today.

Strong winds, heavy rains approaching Tampa Bay as depression could become tropical storm today

Tropical Depression Nine is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm today and make landfall around Florida's Big Bend area midday on Thursday, meteorologists said Tuesday.

Men's hoops: USF freshman Andres Feliz not with team

The critical third year of the Orlando Antigua era at USF likely will ensue without the Bulls' top two freshman signees.A day after news broke that four-star PF Troy Baxter Jr. will not be joining the team, the Tampa Bay Times …

USF's Asiantii Woulard fractures foot

Bulls QB Asiantii Woulard, edged out by redshirt freshman QB Brett Kean for the No. 2 job, is out indefinitely with a foot injury, the school confirmed Wednesday.USF football spokesman Brian Siegrist said in a text message to the Tampa Bay Times the team is hopeful the injury is not long term.Woulard, a UCLA …
Tampa Bay Times Aug 24, 2016

For starters: Rays vs. Red Sox, looking for a W

After losing two straight to the Red Sox, the Rays will try again tonight in game three of the four-game series.
Tampa Bay Times Aug 23, 2016

For starters: Rays vs. Red Sox, on Archer day

After losing to the Red Sox and old friend David Price on Monday, the Rays have RHP Chris Archer on the mound tonight for the second of the four-game series.Archer has been pitching better of late, 3-4, 3.06 since the All-Star break, a drop of more than 1.5 runs from his first half numbers. The bad news is that he is 1-9, 5.82 in 14 …
Tampa Bay Times Aug 20, 2016

For starters: Rays vs. Rangers, needing to be better

UPDATE, 3:46: Neither CF Kevin Kiermaier, who left Friday's game with hip tightness, nor Forsythe is in the lineup. Forsythe said his back was feeling better, and Cash said he is available tonight and the plan is to have him back in the lineup Sunday. Kiermaier said he doesn't know what is wrong with his hip or how it happened, but he …
Tampa Bay Times Aug 20, 2016

Rays have a bobblehead problem: Planned Sunday giveaway delayed

The Rays have a bobblehead problem.Sunday's planned giveaway of the Raymond & DJ Kitty Double Bobblehead has been changed due to what the team said were circumstances beyond its control after being "informed by the vendor that the bobblehead shipment would not arrive on time due to unexpected delays.''The team plans …
Tampa Bay Times Aug 19, 2016

Rays put Nick Franklin on 7-day concussion DL

UPDATE, 10:54: The Rays now say they won't name a replacement until Saturday.
Tampa Bay Times Aug 17, 2016

Rays to offer 2-year season tickets, with renewals at '16 prices

The Rays on Thursday will announce an innovative pitch for season ticket sales, offering fans the chance to lock current prices for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. The initial push, called the Double Play Renewal, is aimed at current season-ticket holders, offering the two-year price lock, plus greater access to players, a choice …
Tampa Bay Times Aug 17, 2016

Franklin leaves game after being hit by Kiermaier on-deck swing

UPDATE, 1:55: The Rays said Franklin left the game with a "head contusion,'' that he was removed as a precaution and for "further observation."
Tampa Bay Times Aug 17, 2016

Rays' Forsythe sidelined by back issue — due to a used towel

Logan Forsythe is out of the Rays lineup for a second straight day due to a used towel.