Jan 4, 2015, 6:04 PM EST
MLB tested a pitch-clock rule in the Arizona Fall League, but it’s unlikely to be adopted for the 2015 season.
Dec 25, 2014, 1:23 PM EST
Your one-stop shop for all of the offseason signings.
Nov 21, 2014, 7:04 AM EST
The Dodgers get a potential solution for their setup man woes.
Nov 3, 2014, 1:13 PM EST
Peralta’s secondary numbers suggest that he pitched a whole lot better than his 4.41 ERA.
Oct 31, 2014, 9:00 AM EST
Including writeups for the top 63, because we’re not always all about round numbers.
Aug 4, 2014, 6:58 PM EST
Both pitchers will be free to sign elsewhere tomorrow.
Jul 29, 2014, 11:19 AM EST
“I just got sick and wasn’t sure why.”
Jul 28, 2014, 3:45 PM EST
Bedard was demoted from the rotation to the bullpen three weeks ago, but has barely pitched since then and at age 35 could be nearing the end of the line.
Jul 21, 2014, 10:15 AM EST
Joel Peralta has been feeling sick since returning from a vacation to his home in the Dominican Republic during the All-Star break and the Rays reliever believes he contracted the chikungunya virus while there.
Jun 7, 2014, 8:58 AM EST
A quick recap of a busy Friday around MLB, including the Rays finally getting back in the win column.
Feb 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EST
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…
Oct 9, 2013, 12:58 AM EST
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…
Oct 9, 2013, 12:30 AM EST
Boston will play for the American League pennant. Jake Peavy yielded just one run over 5 2/3 innings and the Red Sox offense managed a couple of key hits to dismiss the Rays from the 2013 postseason mix with a 3-1 defeat in Game 4 of the ALDS on Tuesday night at Tampa Bay’s Tropicana…
Oct 8, 2013, 11:27 PM EST
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…
Oct 3, 2013, 12:40 AM EST
The Rays (17) and the Indians (16) were the only American League teams to throw 15 shutouts this season, so it’s fitting that the wild card turned into another one. Pitching himself into and out of trouble, Alex Cobb scattered eight hits in 6 2/3 innings before leaving with a 3-0 lead. Joel Peralta, Jake…
Oct 2, 2013, 11:47 PM EST
It’s rare that a team will tally nine hits and be held scoreless, but that is exactly what happened to the host Indians in Wednesday night’s American League Wild Card Game at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Using an arsenal of vicious breaking stuff and a steady low-90s fastball, Rays starter Alex Cobb worked in and…
Sep 29, 2013, 6:35 PM EST
The Rangers and Rays entered today’s action — the final day of regular season action — tied for the second AL Wild Card spot and remained so at the end of the day. While the Indians secured themselves top billing in the AL Wild Card play-in game, the Rangers and Rays will have to play…
Sep 15, 2013, 9:45 PM EST
The Rays entered this afternoon’s contest against the Twins having completed back-to-back shutouts. Starter Chris Archer shut them out over six innings on Friday while Matt Moore went three innings in a rain-soaked affair last night. The last time a Rays pitcher had allowed a run was in the sixth inning on Thursday against the…
Aug 10, 2013, 10:00 AM EST
Things which make me wish I didn’t watch “Wayne’s World” and fall asleep on the couch at 11pm last night: the Dodgers-Rays game. The Dodgers found themselves down 6-0 heading into the bottom of the seventh last night, but then scored one in the seventh, two in the eighth and four in the ninth to…
Jul 30, 2013, 12:19 AM EST
Make no mistake: the Red Sox played some pretty terrible baseball in losing 2-1 to the Rays on Monday. Still, a blown call at home plate in the bottom of the eighth cost them the tying run and, for that, Jerry Meals was to blame. Here’s the video: Meals admitted after the game that he…
May 25, 2013, 7:55 PM EST
Rays closer Fernando Rodney, who saved 48 games last year while posting a 0.60 ERA, has had a lot of issues to start 2013. With the Rays up 3-1 in the ninth inning, Rodney served up an RBI double to Brennan Boesch and an RBI single to Brett Gardner to tie the game at three-all,…
Feb 28, 2013, 11:49 AM EST
And the weird spring training injuries roll on … Elvis Andrus not playing today for Rangers. New and elaborate tattoo caused “sensitivity” in left biceps. — Gerry Fraley (@gfraley) February 28, 2013 I’m not sure if that beats Joel Peralta‘s sandwich-related injury, but it’s damn close. UPDATE: Andrus posted a picture of the tattoo, which…
Feb 18, 2013, 10:47 AM EST
Like the old saying goes: Sandwich-related injuries are all fun and games until it keeps someone from playing in the World Baseball Classic. Last week Joel Peralta hurt his neck while getting out of his car to buy some sandwiches, but the good news was that the injury is minor and the Rays reliever noted…
Feb 16, 2013, 10:03 AM EST
Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times wrote a really interesting profile yesterday on Juan Sandoval, a 32-year-old reliever who has been invited to Rays’ camp. He’s trying to keep his baseball career alive despite the fact that he’s completely blind in his right eye. Sandoval once had some promise as a pitching prospect with…
Feb 13, 2013, 12:16 PM EST
This is obviously the leader in the clubhouse for best injury of the year. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Rays reliever Joel Peralta “hurt his neck getting out of the car when he stopped for sandwiches.” I realize it’s only February 13, but that’s gonna be awfully tough to beat. There…
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