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  1. Keith Hernandez mocked Alex Torres for wearing the padded cap

    Jun 27, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Keith Hernandez

    Boy, Keith, you sure showed us who’s tough.

  2. Padres reliever Alex Torres becomes the first major league pitcher to wear a protective cap

    Jun 22, 2014, 9:34 AM EDT

    alex torres

    Padres left-hander Alex Torres made history in his relief appearance Saturday night against the Giants, becoming the first major league pitcher to wear a padded cap in a game …

  3. Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner played left field last night

    Apr 25, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT

    andrew cashner getty

    Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner played left field last night–in a game he didn’t even start–because manager Bud Black didn’t want to burn through another bench player in an extra-inning game.

  4. Ranking the bullpens: 2014 edition

    Feb 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    We tried this with the rotations the other day. Once again, I’ll be dipping into my 2014 projections here to rank the bullpens. To come up with the following bullpen ERAs, I simply combined each team’s seven highest-IP relievers, according to my projections. AL Royals – 2.93 Red Sox – 3.14 Athletics – 3.16 Rangers…

  5. Padres sign reliever Tony Sipp

    Feb 1, 2014, 9:53 AM EDT

    Tony Sipp Getty

    According to Corey Brock of MLB.com, the Padres are close to signing left-handed reliever Tony Sipp to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Sipp really struggled with the Diamondbacks in 2013 after coming over from the Indians in a three-team trade, posting a career-high 4.78 ERA over 56 appearances. While he…

  6. Report: Rays and Padres agree to trade involving Alex Torres and Logan Forsythe

    Jan 22, 2014, 12:37 AM EDT

    Logan Forsythe

    Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Rays and Padres have agreed to a trade. The Rays will send reliever Alex Torres to the Padres and receive utilityman Logan Forsythe in return. Cotillo adds that each team will receive at least one additional prospect, though they have yet to be named. The deal…

  7. The Rays’ all just wasn’t quite enough

    Oct 9, 2013, 12:58 AM EDT

    Will Middlebrooks, Yunel Escobar

    The Rays used 22 of their 25 players in Tuesday’s loss, and they were one inning away from turning to their Game 5 starter. Still, no matter how much Joe Maddon maneuvered, there was no outgunning the Red Sox this week. It was plenty close. The Rays got the break they needed in the second…

  8. Indians win, Rangers win, Rays lose as AL Wild Card intrigue grows

    Sep 28, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT

    Cleveland Indians v Minnesota Twins

    The Indians won their ninth consecutive game this afternoon against the Twins, moving into the first of two AL Wild Card slots. They have now won 19 of 24 games since September 3, doing anything and everything necessary to secure themselves the opportunity to advance from the Wild Card play-in game. Starter Scott Kazmir was…

  9. Jeremy Hellickson dominates as Rays end Blue Jays’ winning streak at 11 games

    Jun 24, 2013, 9:58 PM EDT

    Jeremy Hellickson Getty

    The streak is over. Jeremy Hellickson allowed just one hit over seven scoreless innings tonight as the Rays topped the Blue Jays 4-1 at Tropicana Field. And just like that, Toronto’s winning streak ends at 11 games. Hellickson entered tonight’s start with a 5.50 ERA on the year, but a second-inning single by J.P. Arencibia…

  10. UPDATE: Alex Cobb exits after taking a line drive to his head

    Jun 15, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    Alex Cobb

    In the top of the fifth inning in this afternoon’s game against the Royals, Rays starter Alex Cobb took a line drive to the head off the bat of Eric Hosmer. It was a scary moment, summed up by Jeff Passan: Alex Cobb being stretchered off with head immobilized. Teammates around the mound. Luke Scott…

  11. So, someone is going to have to be the AL Rookie of the Year, right?

    Jun 11, 2013, 6:11 PM EDT

    Jose Iglesias

    The AL fired off all its rounds with a 2012 rookie class that featured Mike Trout, Yu Darvish, Yoenis Cespedes, Jarrod Parker, Hisashi Iwakuma, Matt Moore, Tommy Milone and many others. This year, the strong rookie class is in the other league, with Shelby Miller, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Julio Teheran leading the way and Yasiel…

  12. Rays quick to demote Alex Cobb, Juan Miranda

    Mar 12, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

    Alex Cobb

    While the first-round of spring cuts is usually reserved for guys with no major league experience, the Rays demoted some bigger names Monday, sending down pitchers Alex Cobb, Alex Torres and Chris Archer, as well as first baseman Juan Miranda. The 24-year-old Cobb went 3-2 with a 3.42 ERA in nine starts for the Rays…

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