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CSN Bay Area

Dodgers trade top pitching prospect to Rays for 2B Forsythe

The Dodgers' months-long search for a second baseman is over.Los Angeles has acquired infielder Logan Forsythe from the Rays, the team announced Monday afternoon.The Dodgers

Sacramento Bee

Rays trade Forsythe to Dodgers for De Leon, add Tolleson

Second baseman Logan Forsythe has been traded by the Tampa Bay Rays to the Los Angeles Dodgers for right-hander Jose De Leon. Tampa Bay also said Monday it had agreed …

Orange County Register

Dodgers acquire 2B Logan Forsythe from Rays for Jose De Leon

LOS ANGELES – The Dodgers’ winter-long search for a new second baseman reached its conclusion Monday with the acquisition of Logan Forsythe from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for top pitching prospect Jose De Leon. Forsythe, 30, might not be as...

Sports Illustrated

Dodgers acquire Logan Forsythe from Rays for prospect Jose De Leon

The Dodgers and Rays have agreed to a trade that will send second baseman Logan Forsythe to Los Angeles in exchange for prospect Jose De Leon, the teams announced on Monday night.

Scout

Dodgers Acquire Logan Forsythe from Rays

In a move that developed quickly, Forsythe will now be packing his bags for Los Angeles.

The Heater | Tampa Bay Times

Rays trading Forsythe to Dodgers for LHP Jose DeLeon

The Rays have traded 2B Logan Forsythe to the Dodgers for RHP Jose DeLeon. DeLeon, 24, is considered one of the top pitching prospects in the game, having made four starts for the Dodgers last year. The Rays have traded 2B Logan Forsythe to the Dodgers for RHP Jose DeLeon.

The Heater | Tampa Bay Times

Reaction from Rays to death of Yordano Ventura

The shocking death of Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, and the earlier death of former big-leaguer Andy Marte, in separate car accidents in the Dominican Republic, drew reaction from throughout the baseball world, including several Rays:      

The Heater | Tampa Bay Times

Rays Chris Archer sporting a new look ...

Rays RHP Chris Archer is changing his look - for now anyway - swapping his free-flowing hair style for dreadlocks. Archer went to the new style five-six weeks ago, but hasn't decided yet if he'll keep it for the upcoming season. "I'm in the process of getting dreadlocks,'' Archer said. "These are starter dreads.'' Archer said the new look …

Journal News

No practice required: Julio Jones dominates Packers in Falcons' rout

Jones missed practices with a toe injury but still dazzled with 180 yards and two TDs.         

Tampa Bay Times

Rays still seeking bench, bullpen help

The Rays have actually had a busy offseason, what with three major-league free agent additions (C Wilson Ramos, OF Colby Rasmus, RHP Shawn Tolleson), four trades, several waiver claims and the usual assortment of minor-league deals.

The Heater | Tampa Bay Times

Prairie Home Companion has a Joe Maddon song, and that is all

Winning the World Series has led to immensely increased exposure for the Cubs, including manager Joe Maddon, who worked previously for the Rays and still lives in Tampa. And the latest example is quite interesting, a song created and performed by NPR's popular Prairie Home Companion crew, called, "We, Joe Maddon." It's not likely to replace "Go …

Grand Rapids Press

Mikie Mahtook wants to be offensive 'asset' for Tigers in 2017

They asked me if I wanted to come up here to fan fest and I said, Yeah, absolutely. I want to meet everyone and see the city a little bit. Mikie MahtookMLive  DETROIT -- In 2015, Mikie Mahtook hit .295 in 41 big-league games, crushed a home run every 12 plate appearances and looked like he was poised to claim a permanent role on the Tampa Bay Rays roster. But in 2016, he hit .195, struck out 35 percent of the time (41 percent against right-handers) and was eventually sent packing by the organization that made him a first-round draft pick. So what should fans in...

Red Reporter

2017 Red Reporter Community Prospect Rankings: Tyler Stephenson is your #9 Prospect!

For the time being, at least... After an injury-riddled season, Tyler Stephenson slides into the top-10 at the #9 spot. After a successful 2015 in Billings, wrist injuries and a concussion derailed his sophomore season in the minors. The former 11th overall pick slashed only .216/.278/.324 in Dayton last year and showed very little power. Thankfully, he is still young and will have plenty of chances to show why the Reds were so high on him coming out of high school. This edition of the CPR will be a little different. If you didn’t know, the Reds made some moves today and were able to add...

Sacramento Bee

St. Pete city council bans smokeless tobacco at Rays games

The St. Petersburg city council has given final approval to an ordinance banning use of smokeless tobacco products at organized sporting events, including baseball games at Tropicana Field, home of …

Grand Rapids Press

Check out photos from Day 1 of the Detroit Tigers caravan

The Tigers hit stops around the state during their annual caravan. It's an annual rite of winter in Michigan. The Detroit Tigers kicked off their annual trip around the state Thursday afternoon, stopping at various locations to sign autographs and interact with fans. Stops included the Hard Rock Cafe in Detroit, a children's hospital, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and more. The caravan continues Friday. Pitchers and catchers report to Lakeland on Feb. 14. Is it spring yet?

Baltimore Sun

Hitting when it doesn't count

Now 34 and preparing for his 13th year in major league baseball, Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is perceived by some to be in a state of athletic decline. The same player who slugged 30 home runs as recently as 2011, for example, belted just 8 last year, and injuries have forced him to...

Grand Rapids Press

Tigers defensive stalwart James McCann wants his bat back in 2017

An ankle injury hampered him at the plate, not behind it, as catcher eyes a more well-rounded season ahead.   GRAND RAPIDS - Catcher James McCann knows his primary responsibility with the Tigers is defense, but he looks at what he hit in 2015, didn't hit in 2016 and there's some proving to do in 2017. "I know that would go a long way toward the success of our team, no doubt about it," he said. "I know that ultimately my job is behind the plate and managing the pitchers, but the hitting - I learned a lot from last season." Which bring us to his right ankle....

Tampa Bay Times

Rays trade outfielder Mahtook to Tigers

ST. PETERSBURG — Needing to create space on their 40-man roster, the Rays dumped another former first-round pick, trading outfielder Mikie Mahtook to the Tigers for cash or a player to be named later.

The Heater | Tampa Bay Times

Rays keep same game times for 2017

The Rays announced their 2017 game times, with the same framework they had last year - most weekday games at 7:10, Saturday games at 4:10 or 6:10, Sunday games at 1:10.

Grand Rapids Press

Who is Mikie Mahtook? 5 things to know about the Tigers' newest outfielder

Can a fresh start and a new opportunity revive Mahtooks career in Detroit? The Tigers hope so. DETROIT -- Mikie Mahtook left LSU in 2011 as one of the best players in the school's celebrated history. He was drafted in the first round by the Tampa Bay Rays, swiftly moved up the minor-league ladder and then hit nine home runs and slugged .615 in an impressive big-league debut in 2015. So what happened in the last year that caused the Rays to send him to the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday for virtually nothing (cash considerations or a player to be named later). The...

The Republican

Red Sox first base prospect Sam Travis 'progressing as planned' following ACL surgery

Boston first base prospect Sam Travis is progressing well from ACL surgery.

CSN Chicago

SportsTalk Live: Devid DeJesus discusses time spent with Joe Maddon, World Series criticism

"Be sexy."That was one of two rules manager Joe Maddon told David DeJesus when the Tampa Bay Rays acquired him in 2013.DeJesus appeared on SportsTalk

The Heater | Tampa Bay Times

Mahtook surprised by trade, excited by chance to be Tigers CF

OF Mikie Mahtook has been working out in preparation for another spring training with the Rays in Port Charlotte, already set to share a rental home with Brad Miller and Curt Casali, when he got the surprising news Wednesday that he'd been traded to the Tigers.

The Republican

Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox RF, 'figured' he'd need knee surgery; 'Everything's good,' he says

Red Sox's Mookie Betts batted .318 with a .363 on-base percentage, .534 slugging percentage, .897 OPS, 31 home runs, 42 doubles and 113 RBIs in 158 games.

Grand Rapids Press

Tigers' center field battle taking shape after trade

The center field competition is now up to Brad Ausmus to sort out, GM Al Avila said, although he said he would continue to monitor the trade and free agent markets. DETROIT -- When the Detroit Tigers acquired Mikie Mahtook Wednesday night in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays, JaCoby Jones called up his old teammate and Al Avila called up his old boss. Jones and Mahtook played together at LSU at 2011 under coach Paul Mainieri, a longtime friend of Avila's who gave him his start as a college coach in south Florida 30 years ago.  "He told us he (Mahtook) is one of...

Amazin Avenue

Josh Edgin, Mets, agree on $650,000 salary for 2017

The arbitration agreement comes in under a million dollars. Last week, we learned that Josh Edgin and the Mets had settled on a salary for 2017 but were not yet sure what the salary was. According to Jon Heyman, Edgin will make $675,000 in the 2017 season, a $50,000 pay increase from his 2016 salary. Edgin appeared in only sixteen games last season and was largely ineffective in them, giving up six earned runs and walking six in just ten-and-a-third innings. Before missing all of the 2015 season due to Tommy John surgery, Edgin appeared to be a solid left-handed reliever, putting up an...

Sacramento Bee

Tigers acquire OF Mikie Mahtook from Tampa Bay

The Detroit Tigers have acquired outfielder Mikie Mahtook from the Tampa Bay Rays for a player to be named or cash. Detroit announced the trade Wednesday and designated outfielder Anthony …

Martinez: Chance for Bautista to erase 2016 season

Blue Jays voice Buck Martinez says Jose Bautista’s return to the club is a chance for a very proud slugger to erase the memories of an injury plagued 2016 season.

MLBN Presents: A Historic Game in Cuba

In March of 2016, the Tampa Bay Rays traveled to Cuba to play an exhibition against the Cuban National Team with both Cuban President Raul Castro and US President Barack Obama in the stands. Hosted by Bob Costas, MLB Network Presents is a series of docum

Steven Matz talks injuries and his New York Mets future

New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz joins Steve Gelbs on SNY's Mets Hot Stove to examine his injury history, and to talk about moving forward with his career.