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  1. Red Sox designate Ryan Roberts for assignment, call up Brock Holt

    Apr 18, 2014, 7:35 PM EDT

    Ryan Roberts

    Ryan Roberts wasn’t hitting; Brock Holt was, so the Red Sox decided to make a change with Will Middlebrooks still recovering from an injury.

  2. Dustin Pedroia given cortisone injection for sore left wrist, aiming to return Wednesday

    Apr 15, 2014, 6:10 PM EDT

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    Tests taken Monday on the sore left wrist of Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia ruled out any major structural damage. He is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday night’s series-opener against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field, but ESPN’s Gordon Edes says Pedroia is aiming to return on Wednesday.

  3. Red Sox sign Ryan Roberts

    Apr 7, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Ryan Roberts

    In the wake of Will Middlebrooks’ calf injury the Red Sox have signed Ryan Roberts to help fill in at third base, according to Alex Speier of WEEI.com.

  4. Cubs sign Ryan Roberts

    Dec 13, 2013, 3:20 PM EDT

    Ryan Roberts

    Ryan Roberts, who struggled for the past two years with the Rays after a couple nice seasons for the Diamondbacks, has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Cubs. Roberts got a late start, securing his first extended action in the majors at age 28, and he’s a career .245 hitter with a .713 OPS…

  5. Rays designate Ryan Roberts for assignment

    Aug 15, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    Luke Scott, Ryan Roberts

    Alex Cobb returning from his head injury tonight meant the Rays had to make room on the roster and they designated Ryan Roberts for assignment. Roberts was acquired in the middle of last season after a couple solid years with the Diamondbacks, but he hit just .229 with 11 homers and a .658 OPS in…

  6. Rays hope designated hitter duties will keep Evan Longoria in the lineup with foot injury

    Jul 4, 2013, 12:32 PM EDT

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    In an effort to keep Evan Longoria in the lineup and off the disabled list after aggravating the plantar fasciitis in his right foot the Rays will use the third baseman at designated hitter. Longoria missed three games with a tear in his foot, returning Tuesday at DH, and told Roger Mooney of the Tampa…

  7. Rays activate David Price from DL after triceps injury

    Jul 2, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

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    As expected the Rays activated David Price from the disabled list after the reigning Cy Young winner missed the past six weeks with a strained triceps. Price, who struggled with a 5.24 ERA in nine starts before the DL stint, will rejoin the rotation tonight against the Astros. He made a pair of minor-league rehab…

  8. Rays recall Wil Myers from Triple-A

    Jun 16, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    Wil Myers Getty

    Exciting news for Rays fans: Wil Myers is expected to be called up from Durham on Tuesday. Ryan Roberts will be optioned to Triple-A. — Adam Berry (@adamdberry) June 16, 2013 Myers was pulled during Durham’s game with Indianapolis and is expected to join the Rays in Boston on Tuesday for the team’s day/night double-header.…

  9. Play of the Day: Alexi Casilla makes an incredible tag at second

    Jun 9, 2013, 10:30 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Tampa Bay Rays

    With the Orioles up 5-1 in the bottom of the second this afternoon, the Rays were attempting to mount an early comeback. Evan Longoria had doubled and Desmond Jennings drove him in with a single for the Rays’ first run. Trying to put himself in scoring position, Jennings attempted to steal second base with Ryan…

  10. Yunel Escobar leaves game with hand injury

    May 4, 2013, 10:55 PM EDT

    Yunel Escobar

    Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar was forced out of tonight’s game against the Rockies after being hit on the left hand with a fastball thrown by Jon Garland. Escobar left immediately and Ryan Roberts came in to take his spot on first base. After the inning, Roberts took over at second base and Ben Zobrist moved…

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

    Apr 23, 2013, 6:46 AM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Boston Red Sox

    Red Sox 9, Athletics 6: Just yesterday Mike Napoli was named player of the week for last week. He’s making a bid for a repeat now, hitting a grand slam and driving in five runs here. Overall he has 25 RBI in 19 games. Orioles 2, Blue Jays 1: Chris Tillman had a one hitter…

  12. Joe Maddon: “I think the bunt is an overrated play”

    Apr 13, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT

    Joe Maddon

    The Rays are having trouble scoring runs. The Joe Maddon-led bunch entered this afternoon’s game with the Red Sox having scored 32 in nine games, the third-worst rate in the American League. The Rays managed just one more run in ten innings against Jon Lester and the Sox bullpen today. In the top of the…

  13. Bargain-hunting Rays still have some holes

    Jan 18, 2013, 7:53 PM EDT

    Joe Maddon, Andrew Friedman

    The Rays have spent some money this winter, adding Yunel Escobar for shortstop, James Loney for first base and Roberto Hernandez to the pitching staff. Their rotation is fine even with James Shields gone and the infield might be set, if Ben Zobrist plays second base, but the team still has some needs as is.…

  14. Arbitration avoidance roundup: Loose ends

    Jan 18, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT

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    By noon we’d already done a dozen posts about players and teams avoiding arbitration ahead of today’s deadline, so something had to give. We’ll keep posting the more noteworthy cases, but here’s a roundup of the not-so-noteworthy ones that will be updated throughout the day. • Gaby Sanchez and the Pirates: $1.75 million • Antonio…

  15. Evan Longoria starts at third for first time since April 30

    Aug 21, 2012, 6:01 PM EDT

    Evan Longoria

    Evan Longoria had been limited to DH duties since returning from his hamstring tear two weeks ago, but he’s back at third base tonight for the first time since getting hurt on April 30. “I’m excited to say the least. A little bit nervous,” he told Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune. Longoria has started…

  16. Rays activate Luke Scott, send Sean Rodriguez to minors

    Aug 21, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Luke Scott Getty

    As expected the Rays have activated Luke Scott from the disabled list after the designated hitter missed exactly a month with an oblique injury. Scott hit just .225 with a .716 OPS in 68 games before the injury, although prior to being shut down he had shown some signs of life by going 15-for-39 (.385)…

  17. Evan Longoria starting at DH, batting cleanup for Rays

    Aug 7, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    longoria ap

    As expected Evan Longoria is off the disabled list and back in the Rays’ lineup tonight for the first time since April 30. Longoria, who missed 85 games with a hamstring injury, is batting cleanup but for now at least the Rays are keeping him off the field defensively by using him at designated hitter.…

  18. D’Backs acquire third baseman Chris Johnson from Astros

    Jul 29, 2012, 1:34 PM EDT

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    From MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart comes word that the Astros have acquired offensive prospects Bobby Borchering and Marc Krauss from the Diamondbacks for third baseman Chris Johnson. At first glance, it’s another crafty deal for Astros GM Jeff Luhnow. Johnson had a nice showing in his first real chunk of major league playing time back in 2010,…

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

    Jul 26, 2012, 6:16 AM EDT

    Francisco Rodriguez

    Phillies 7, Brewers 6: It’s hard to imagine a more demoralizing series than the one the Brewers just experienced. In all three games they fell victim to last inning rallies. This one after their own rally brought them back from a 5-1 deficit, tied with a Ryan Braun homer in the eighth. Then they take…

  20. The Rays designate Hideki Matsui for assignment

    Jul 25, 2012, 1:31 PM EDT

    Hideki Matsui Reuters

    Looks like the end of the road for Godzilla: The Rays have designated Hideki Matsui for assignment. Matsui was booted to make room on the roster for the recently-acquired Ryan Roberts. From a baseball perspective it’s not a hard call” Matsui was 14-for-95 with two homers and a .435 OPS in 34 games.  There’s clearly nothing…

  21. Rays acquire Ryan Roberts from Diamondbacks

    Jul 24, 2012, 11:22 PM EDT

    Ryan Roberts

    Ryan Roberts was told that the move to designate him for assignment this afternoon was a prelude to a trade, and the deal got done tonight, as the versatile veteran is on his way to Tampa Bay in exchange for minor league infielder Tyler Bortnick. The Rays were looking for inexpensive infield help and got…

  22. Kevin Towers has yet to see a Stephen Drew proposal that works

    Jul 24, 2012, 7:06 PM EDT

    Stephen Drew

    Most assume the Diamondbacks and shortstop Stephen Drew are breaking up, if not now then in a few months, but GM Kevin Towers said he’s yet to be offered a deal that makes sense for the team, MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert reports. FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal stated last week that the Pirates, Red Sox and Tigers were…

  23. Diamondbacks designate Ryan Roberts for assignment; trade coming

    Jul 24, 2012, 5:50 PM EDT

    Ryan Roberts

    Ryan Roberts was perhaps the most pleasant surprise in Arizona’s pleasantly surprising 2011 season, taking over as the team’s third baseman and finishing with 19 homers and 18 steals in 143 games. Alas, an encore was not meant to be. The 31-year-old Roberts, who lost his starting job last month, was designated for assignment Tuesday after hitting…

  24. The Tigers are interested in Stephen Drew and Ryan Roberts

    Jul 17, 2012, 10:31 AM EDT

    stephen drew getty

    Get the Yankees involved in this deal and we can do another blockbuster! Rosenthal: The Detroit Tigers have shown interest in Arizona Diamondbacks infielders Stephen Drew and Ryan Roberts, major-league sources told FOXSports.com … It’s not clear how advanced the talks are, but sources say there has been dialogue between the clubs on scenarios involving one…

  25. Buster Posey says he “felt normal” in season opener

    Apr 7, 2012, 10:16 AM EDT

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    We saw Buster Posey play all spring, but last night was his first official major league game since he suffered a broken leg and torn ankle ligaments in a home-plate collision with Marlins’ outfielder Scott Cousins last May 25. Posey told Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com that he “felt normal,” even though the season opener didn’t…

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