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  1. Alex Cobb plays catch Tuesday, calls it “best day yet”

    Apr 7, 2015, 10:59 PM EDT

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    Alex Cobb is beginning to make steady progress in his rehabilitation from right forearm tendinitis.

  2. Drew Smyly tests shoulder by throwing live batting practice

    Apr 4, 2015, 4:15 PM EDT

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    Rays left-hander Drew Smyly is set to begin the season on the disabled list, but he’s making encouraging progress from shoulder inflammation.

  3. Rays get Erasmo Ramirez from M’s for Mike Montgomery

    Mar 31, 2015, 10:26 PM EDT

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    As first reported by beat writer Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays have acquired right-handed starter Erasmo Ramirez from the Mariners in exchange for left-hander Mike Montgomery.

  4. 2015 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays

    Mar 31, 2015, 4:42 PM EDT

    Kevin Cash

    Why is this man smiling when his team appears to be destined for last place?

  5. Chris Archer is the Rays’ replacement Opening Day starter

    Mar 26, 2015, 3:25 PM EDT

    Chris Archer

    Archer will be the first pitcher other than David Price or James Shields to start Opening Day for the Rays since 2007.

  6. Alex Colome released from Florida hospital on Wednesday after bout with pneumonia

    Mar 18, 2015, 10:35 PM EDT

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    Rays right-hander Alex Colome was a late arriver to spring training this year because of visa issues in his native Dominican Republic and then he had to be sent to a local hospital with a case of pneumonia just a few days after unpacking his bags.

  7. Alex Cobb diagnosed with tendinitis, likely to miss Opening Day start

    Mar 18, 2015, 8:23 AM EDT

    Alex Cobb

    The Rays’ rotation is a pretty big mess, you guys.

  8. Alex Cobb leaves start with forearm tightness

    Mar 17, 2015, 3:15 PM EDT

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    Cobb is being counted on to take over the top spot in Tampa Bay’s rotation.

  9. Rays name Alex Cobb as Opening Day starter

    Mar 4, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Now that David Price is out of the picture the Rays need a new Opening Day starter.

  10. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 29, 2014, 6:47 AM EDT

    Tigers celebrate

    All good things must come to an end.

  11. Derek Jeter snaps 0-for-28 slump

    Sep 17, 2014, 8:50 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter AP

    His worst career slump remains 0-for-32 in 2004.

  12. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 12, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

    Chris Young

    On a somewhat ugly night in Major League Baseball Chris Young plays the hero.

  13. Jake McGee hits Chase Headley in mouth with pitch before giving up walk-off homer to Chris Young

    Sep 11, 2014, 10:38 PM EDT

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    Headley was hit in the mouth by a 98 mph fastball from Jake McGee and will undergo X-rays on his jaw.

  14. Chris Young breaks up Alex Cobb’s no-hit bid in the eighth inning

    Sep 11, 2014, 9:32 PM EDT

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    Alex Cobb went 7 1/3 innings Thursday before allowing his first hit against the Yankees.

  15. David Price threw a one-hitter against the Rays. And lost.

    Aug 21, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

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    One unearned run was all he allowed against his old mates. Tough way to lose.

  16. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 30, 2014, 7:24 AM EDT

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    The Yankees and Rangers gave us a retro night in Arlington.

  17. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 24, 2014, 7:01 AM EDT

    Alex Cobb

    The Rays stay hot, the Yankees get an assist from Mother Nature and Mike Moustakas showed us how to jar a bar loose from the catcher’s mitt without breaking the home plate collision rules.

  18. Rays expected to activate Alex Cobb on Thursday

    May 19, 2014, 5:12 PM EDT

    Alex Cobb,Jim Hickey

    Out since mid-April with a strained oblique muscle, Rays right-hander Alex Cobb is scheduled to come off the disabled list Thursday to start against the A’s.

  19. Alex Cobb cleared to begin rehab assignment

    May 12, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

    Alex Cobb,Jim Hickey

    Rays right-hander Alex Cobb got through a simulated game today well enough that the Rays have cleared to him to begin a minor-league rehab assignment Saturday.

  20. Alex Cobb aims to return before end of May

    May 6, 2014, 7:03 PM EDT

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    Rays starter Alex Cobb is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a severely-strained left oblique, and should be back in the Tampa Bay rotation by the end of this month.

  21. Alex Cobb lands on disabled list with left oblique strain

    Apr 13, 2014, 11:12 AM EDT

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    Rays starter Alex Cobb shut out the Reds for seven innings in Saturday’s 1-0 win and has now gone 15 1/3 innings without allowing a run. But it’s going to be a while before he can try to extend that streak.

  22. Joey Votto will bat second for the Reds this afternoon

    Apr 12, 2014, 1:01 PM EDT

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    Joey Votto will hit second Saturday for the first time since 2008. Kudos to Bryan Price.

  23. 2014 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays

    Mar 28, 2014, 1:25 AM EDT

    Evan Longoria

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Tampa Bay Rays. The Big Question: Is this a championship offense? The Rays have led the American League in ERA…

  24. Smart money on Hanley Ramirez, Jay Bruce in prop bets

    Mar 12, 2014, 5:55 PM EDT

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    Bovada released its player prop bets for the 2014 season on Wednesday, providing odds on the AL and NL MVP and Cy Young races, as well as MLB’s home run leader. Here’s a look at what I consider to be the best bets in each category. Please do note, though, all information here is for…

  25. Protective caps for pitchers approved

    Jan 28, 2014, 9:58 AM EDT

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    ESPN’s William Weinbaum reports that MLB has approved protective caps for pitchers the first time. Use is optional, and caps will be made available for all pitchers beginning next month in spring training. We first heard word that this was coming from Brandon McCarthy, himself a victim of a vicious comebacker a couple of years ago. Some…

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