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

    Jul 21, 2014, 5:03 AM EDT

    Mike Trout Bow and Arrow

    You never shoot your arrows . . . when you’re sitting at the table. There’ll be time enough for shootin’ . . . when the game is done.

  2. Cardinals are interested in David Price, but “would want a financial commitment” from him

    Jul 20, 2014, 12:31 PM EDT

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    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Cardinals have interest in acquiring Rays ace David Price but only if they can be sure it’s not going to be a short-term rental.

  3. Mariners, Rays discussing David Price, Ben Zobrist trade

    Jul 17, 2014, 6:06 PM EDT

    David Price

    The Mariners might give up a big chunk of their future in an effort to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2001.

  4. Rays set to activate Ben Zobrist from the disabled list

    May 29, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Tampa Bay Rays

    Ben Zobrist will come off the disabled list and rejoin the Rays on Friday for the start of a three-game series against the Red Sox, returning after missing the past two weeks with a dislocated left thumb.

  5. Rays sign Jayson Nix to a minor league deal

    May 16, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Toronto Blue Jays

    Recently cut by the Phillies, Jayson Nix signed with the Rays on a minor league deal.

  6. Ben Zobrist lands on disabled list with dislocated thumb

    May 15, 2014, 8:20 PM EDT

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    Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist injured his thumb on a slide into second base yesterday and will require a trip to the disabled list.

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

    May 15, 2014, 6:30 AM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka

    There is no word for “lose” in Masahiro Tanaka’s vocabulary. It’s not even a translation thing. There is no “lose” in his Japanese or his English. He’s just a giant bag of win and dominance and stuff.

  8. Ben Zobrist dislocated his thumb sliding into second base

    May 14, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Tampa Bay Rays

    Ben Zobrist dislocated his left thumb sliding into second base on Wednesday afternoon.

  9. VIDEO: Wil Myers hits inside-the-park home run

    May 4, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

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    Watch as Wil Myers puts the Rays ahead of the Yankees in the top of the third inning with a three-run inside-the-park homer Sunday afternoon in the Bronx …

  10. Evan Longoria becomes Rays franchise leader with 164th career home run

    Apr 19, 2014, 11:10 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Tampa Bay Rays

    Evan Longoria climbs to the top of yet another Rays franchise leaderboard.

  11. Cesar Cabral designated for assignment by Yankees after rough night on the mound

    Apr 19, 2014, 11:01 AM EDT

    Cesar Cabral AP

    Cesar Cabral was ejected after hitting three batters Friday against the Rays. And then his night got worse.

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

    Apr 8, 2014, 6:13 AM EDT

    Yoenis Cespedes, Sam Fuld, Josh Reddick

    The A’s remind me of someone. And a couple of rainouts remind me of my favorite movie ever.

  13. 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…

  14. Rays shave their heads for a good cause

    Mar 16, 2014, 11:27 AM EDT

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    From Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune comes the following photo of Rays manager Joe Maddon getting a close shave Sunday in camp. Matt Joyce, Ben Zobrist, James Loney, and Jake McGee were among the other participants in “Fortune Favors The Bald,” a charity event for pediatric cancer. Ava finishes the job on #rays Maddon…

  15. Jason Kipnis open to discussing a contract extension with the Indians

    Jan 26, 2014, 3:50 PM EDT

    Jason Kipnis

    Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports that second baseman Jason Kipnis is open to discussing a contract extension with the Indians. The two sides will likely begin talking during spring training. Kipnis, however, does not want contract talks to distract him during the regular season, as MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian writes. Kipnis, who turns 27…

  16. Robinson Cano “ready for this to go past Christmas, into January if necessary”

    Nov 16, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

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    Long time Yankee and current free agent second baseman Robinson Cano is expected to sign a very lucrative contract this off-season, making his next deal not a matter of if, but when. So far, though, talks involving Cano and other suitors have been few and far between. At the end of September, he was reportedly…

  17. UPDATE: Rays, David DeJesus agree to multiyear deal

    Nov 3, 2013, 9:23 PM EDT

    David DeJesus

    12:24 p.m. EST Update: DeJesus told the Tampa Bay Times’ Marc Topkin that he has come to terms on a two-year pact with the Rays that includes an option for 2016. /// The Rays will hang on David DeJesus, according to Mark Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, exercising his $6.5 million option rather than…

  18. Rays exercise 2014 options on Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar

    Nov 2, 2013, 1:42 PM EDT

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    As expected, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays have exercised their 2014 options on Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar. It was an easy call to retain the versatile Zobrist for $7 million after he batted .275/.354/.402 with 12 home runs and 71 RBI this past season. The Rays still hold…

  19. Projecting the 2013 Gold Glove winners

    Oct 25, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT

    Manny Machado

    Let’s go down the list: AL, catcher: Matt Wieters, Joe Mauer, Salvador Perez Mauer is still the AL’s best defensive catcher, but he played a mere 660 innings behind the plate this year, compared to 1,200 for Wieters and 1,115 for Perez. Wieters has won the last two, so he’s the favorite here. Still, I…

  20. Gold Glove finalists announced

    Oct 25, 2013, 11:16 AM EDT

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    Gold Glove award winners are announced Tuesday, but in the meantime Rawlings just named three finalists for each position in each league: AL, catcher: Matt Wieters, Joe Mauer, Salvador Perez AL, first base: Chris Davis, James Loney, Eric Hosmer AL, second base: Robinson Cano, Ben Zobrist, Dustin Pedroia AL, third base: Manny Machado, Evan Longoria,…

  21. Red Sox move ahead of Rays in seventh inning of Game 4

    Oct 8, 2013, 11:27 PM EDT

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    The Red Sox are suddenly six outs away from dismissing the Rays and advancing to the ALCS. Tampa Bay scored the first run of this ALDS Game 4 in the bottom of the sixth inning on David DeJesus‘ RBI single, but the Red Sox answered right back in the top of the seventh. Pinch-hitting for…

  22. ALDS, Game 4: Red Sox-Rays lineups

    Oct 8, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Tampa Bay Rays

    Lineups as the Rays try to keep their season alive … Red Sox: CF Jacoby Ellsbury RF Shane Victorino 2B Dustin Pedroia DH David Ortiz 1B Mike Napoli LF Daniel Nava C Jarrod Saltalamacchia SS Stephen Drew 3B Will Middlebrooks SP Jake Peavy Red Sox manager John Farrell declined to make any lineup or batting…

  23. Video: Evan Longoria goes deep as Rays tie Red Sox in Game 3 of ALDS

    Oct 7, 2013, 8:41 PM EDT

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    We have a whole new ballgame at Tropicana Field. Evan Longoria launched a three-run homer off Clay Buchholz in the bottom of the fifth inning to tie Game 3 at 3-3. He has a habit with this kind of thing in elimination games, now doesn’t he? You can watch video of the homer below. The…

  24. Red Sox grab early lead over Rays in Game 3 of ALDS

    Oct 7, 2013, 6:33 PM EDT

    Jacoby Ellsbury AP

    The Red Sox could finish off a three-game sweep of the Rays tonight. They are off to a quick start on that end. After Jacoby Ellsbury singled to lead off Game 3, Alex Cobb hit Shane Victorino with a pitch. Dustin Pedroia followed with a ground ball to third base, but Victorino’s take-out slide at…

  25. ALDS, Game 3: Red Sox-Rays lineup

    Oct 7, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Tampa Bay Rays

    Lineups as the Rays try to avoid a sweep … Red Sox: CF Jacoby Ellsbury RF Shane Victorino 2B Dustin Pedroia DH David Ortiz 1B Mike Napoli LF Daniel Nava C Jarrod Saltalamacchia SS Stephen Drew 3B Will Middlebrooks SP Clay Buchholz After facing left-handers in the first two games of the series the Red…

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