10:45 AM EDT, Fri May 25, 2018
DRaysBay 45 mins ago
First trades in Tampa Bay Rays history: “With the Boston Red Sox”

First trades in Tampa Bay Rays history: “With the Boston Red Sox”

The only trade in history between these two teams July 21st, 1999 Tampa Bay Devil Rays trade RHP Julio Santana to the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later (Will Silverthorn) In the 20+ years the Rays have been in existence, they have only been involved in one trade with the Boston Red Sox. It came back in 1999 and it may be the most inconsequential deal in either franchise’s history. Julio Santana was in his third year in the majors and was just a few seasons removed from being a top 100 prospect while with the Texas Rangers. However, command issues plagued him throughout his...
Tampa Bay Times 1 hour ago
Willy Adames goes back to AAA, leaving Rays with

Willy Adames goes back to AAA, leaving Rays with "a lot to be excited about'

Willy Adames' first stint in the major leagues ended as planned Thursday night when he was optioned back to Triple-A Durham at the end of his planned three-game cameo filling in for new father Joey Wendle.Adames said going back down was "tough" even though he knew the plan, but the
DRaysBay 1 hour ago
View from the catwalk: Ryne Stanek will do his best Sergio Romo impression

View from the catwalk: Ryne Stanek will do his best Sergio Romo impression

There’s so much going on in such a short clip. What are you doing @RaysRaymond?!? pic.twitter.com/Aasc441zY6— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) May 25, 2018 In the world of roster moves, this was an expected one. #Rays make it official, Adames sent back down. Wendle off paternity list.— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) May 25, 2018 Pitcher Usage The Rays will start Sergio Romo in the first two games of the Orioles season, and Ryne Stanek in the third, with Ryan Yarbrough, Anthony Banda, and Austin Pruitt lined up to shoulder the long work after them. Marc Topkin wrote about the...
DRaysBay 3 hours ago
Rays prospects and minor leagues: McKay piggybacks Chirinos in Stone Crabs shutout

Rays prospects and minor leagues: McKay piggybacks Chirinos in Stone Crabs shutout

Brendan McKay’s scoreless streak reached 23 innings with his appearance on Thursday. On Wednesday, I mentioned the catcher roster shuffling that took place the same day Willy Adames was promoted to the majors. Thursday, Chris Betts, the Rays’ 2015 second-round pick, hit his first professional home run. Because of injuries, it was just his 45th career game. Triple-A Durham Bulls (27-18) Gwinnett scored six unanswered runs in Durham’s 7-1 loss to the Stripers. Curt Casali’s fourth home run of the season tied the game at one in the top of the fourth, but Gwinnett went back ahead in the...
Tampa Bay Times 11 hours ago
Rays journal: Blake Snell, flying Denard Span finally solve Red Sox

Rays journal: Blake Snell, flying Denard Span finally solve Red Sox

ST. PETERSBURG - Having lost two straight and nine of 12 times overall to the Red Sox, the Rays needed two things to go right Thursday:First, a strong start from Blake Snell.Second, some early runs against Rick Porcello from an offense that had been quieted.