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  1. Athletics designate Sam Fuld for assignment

    Apr 12, 2014, 4:37 PM EDT

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    The A’s designated Sam Fuld for assignment with Craig Gentry coming off the disabled list.

  2. Athletics designate Michael Taylor for assignment

    Mar 29, 2014, 7:10 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v Oakland Athletics

    Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Athletics have designated outfielder Michael Taylor for assignment. Sam Fuld, Taylor’s competition for the reserve outfielder job, made the team as a result. Taylor had a great spring, slashing .274/.348/.532 in 62 at-bats. Fuld was nearly as good, posting a .271/.348/.475 line in 59 at-bats.…

  3. Clayton Kershaw and the “New Girl” curse

    Mar 3, 2014, 5:41 PM EDT

    NLCS - Los Angeles Dodgers v St Louis Cardinals

    What else could it be? Clayton Kershaw walked three batters in the third and gave up five runs Monday against the A’s. Sam Fuld and Nick Punto, of all people, did the damage against him. Last week, he allowed three runs and five hits in two innings against the Diamondbacks, so after two spring outings,…

  4. A’s sign Sam Fuld

    Feb 4, 2014, 4:01 PM EDT

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    After three seasons in Tampa Bay cult hero/backup outfielder Sam Fuld is headed to Oakland, with Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reporting that he’s agreed to a minor-league deal with the A’s. Fuld is extremely fast and very good defensively, but he’s hit just .234 with six homers and a .643 OPS in 366 career games.…

  5. Five teams showing interest in Sam Fuld

    Dec 27, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

    Sam Fuld

    Free agent outfielder Sam Fuld has received offers from five teams, reports Zach Links of MLB Trade Rumors. They are all Minor League deals with an invitation to spring training. Fuld has spent the past three seasons with the Rays after coming over from the Cubs in the Matt Garza trade. He hasn’t done much…

  6. Sam Fuld is drawing “lots of interest” in free agency

    Dec 5, 2013, 11:15 PM EDT

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    The Legend of Sam Fuld, it appears, will live on. Fuld was non-tendered by the Rays earlier this week, but Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times hears that the 32-year-old outfielder has received “lots of interest” since hitting free agency. He’s only been on the market for a couple of days and is still…

  7. 2013 Non-tender Tracker

    Dec 2, 2013, 11:30 PM EDT

    Andrew Bailey

    We’ll be writing up the non-tenders as they come in prior to Monday’s midnight deadline. These players immediately become free agents. AMERICAN LEAGUE Angels – RHP Juan Gutierrez, RHP Tommy Hanson, INF Chris Nelson, RHP Jerome Williams All of these were expected. Hanson and Williams would have cost upwards of $4 million apiece. Williams is…

  8. Rays take lead over Red Sox in eighth inning of Game 3 of ALDS

    Oct 7, 2013, 10:13 PM EDT

    Delmon Young Getty

    The Rays aren’t letting their season go without a fight. Thanks to an RBI ground out from pinch-hitter Delmon Young, the Rays moved ahead of the Red Sox 4-3 in the bottom of the eighth inning. The rally started after James Loney walked against Franklin Morales and Desmond Jennings reached on a bunt single. Matt…

  9. Rays add insurance run thanks to errant throw, last licks for Rangers

    Sep 30, 2013, 11:14 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Texas Rangers

    The Rays were denied an insurance run due to a blown call in the seventh inning, but they got one in the ninth inning thanks to a wild throw from catcher A.J. Pierzynski. After Sam Fuld led off the top of the ninth inning with a single against Tanner Scheppers, he moved over to second…

  10. Mariano Rivera holds Rays scoreless in final appearance at Yankee Stadium

    Sep 26, 2013, 10:12 PM EDT

    Mariano Rivera Reuters

    Mariano Rivera‘s final appearance at Yankee Stadium is in the books. While he didn’t get a save chance, he retired all four batters he faced tonight in a 4-0 loss to the Rays. Yankee Stadium was buzzing well in advance of his appearance, as loud chants of “Mariano” could be heard while he was warming…

  11. Rays lose Desmond Jennings to fractured finger

    Aug 6, 2013, 1:56 AM EDT

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    X-rays originally came back negative after Rays leadoff man Desmond Jennings sprained his left middle finger on Saturday, but further tests Monday revealed a fracture, putting him on the 15-day disabled list. Light-hitting Jason Bourgeois was called up to replace him on the roster. The loss of Jennings is a big one for the Rays.…

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

    Jun 25, 2013, 5:18 AM EDT

    Kyle Blanks

    Four games? Really? What, people were supposed to watch hockey or something? [Shut up, Calcaterra, hockey pays the bills around here -- Ed.] Um, congratulations, Chicago Blackhawks! Padres 4, Phillies 3: Philly took a three-run lead into the bottom of the ninth with Cliff Lee still pitching a shutout when he began the inning.  Then…

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

    Jun 24, 2013, 9:58 PM EDT

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    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…

  14. 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.…

  15. 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…

  16. Rangers’ Chris McGuiness named Arizona Fall League MVP

    Nov 17, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

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    This year’s class of participants in the Arizona Fall League included some big names like Reds speedster Billy Hamilton and Mariners prospect catcher Mike Zunino, but a lesser-known prospect ended up taking home the league’s Joe Black MVP Award. According to Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com, Rangers first base prospect Chris McGuiness was presented with the…

  17. Drew Storen among Super Two qualifiers

    Oct 23, 2012, 10:38 PM EDT

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    From the Associated Press, via NBCSports.com: Washington reliever Drew Storen, who failed to hold a ninth-inning lead against St. Louis in Game 5 of the NL division series, is among six extra players eligible for salary arbitration this winter under baseball’s new labor contract. San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera, New York Mets catcher Josh Thole,…

  18. Rays activate Sam Fuld from disabled list for season debut

    Jul 24, 2012, 4:49 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox

    After missing the first 96 games of the season following spring training wrist surgery Sam Fuld is off the disabled list and back on the Rays’ active roster. Fuld gained cult hero status during his hot start last season, but then slumped badly down the stretch and was slated for a part-time role this year…

  19. Jeremy Hellickson lands on disabled list with right shoulder fatigue

    Jun 19, 2012, 4:18 PM EDT

    Jeremy Hellickson Getty

    The Rays just announced that Jeremy Hellickson was placed on the disabled list with right shoulder fatigue. Chris Archer will be called up from Triple-A Durham to make his major league debut tomorrow night against the Nationals. Hellickson was knocked around for a career-high eight runs on nine hits (including three home runs) last Thursday…

  20. Sam Fuld needs wrist surgery, could miss entire season

    Apr 2, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    Sam Fuld

    Sam Fuld was slated for a minor role after fading in the second half last season, but now the Rays will have to find a new backup outfielder. Fuld is scheduled for wrist surgery tomorrow and is expected to miss 4-5 months, putting his entire season in jeopardy. He originally suffered the injury in September.…

  21. B.J. Upton unlikely to be ready for Opening Day

    Mar 28, 2012, 5:23 PM EDT

    B.J. Upton

    Any initial optimism about B.J. Upton making a speedy recovery following his outfield collision with Desmond Jennings two weeks ago is now gone, as the Rays center fielder admitted today that he’s unlikely to be ready for Opening Day. Upton has played just once since the collision, logging a handful of innings in a minor-league…

  22. Sam Fuld out for Opening Day, may need wrist surgery

    Mar 27, 2012, 2:34 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox

    In seeking a second opinion on his wrist injury Sam Fuld will visit a specialist and the Rays outfielder told Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Tribune that surgery may prove necessary. According to Fuld his current wrist injury “is the same basic thing as last year” when he suffered an injury while playing the…

  23. Joe Maddon is G.I. Jane

    Mar 13, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Since announcing last week that he planned to shave his head for charity Joe Maddon has talked “more than 20 players” into joining him to raise money for pediatric cancer research, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Included in the bunch are James Shields, Sam Fuld, Matt Moore, and Matt Joyce, and…

  24. MLB adopts the “Maddon Rule” to combat relief pitcher shenanigans

    Feb 22, 2012, 9:51 AM EDT

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    Remember last June when Joe Maddon had Sam Fuld warm up as a relief pitcher for the sole purpose of giving his real reliever, Cesar Ramos, more time to get loose?  And how he admitted that he lied to the umps about Fuld having an injury so as not to run afoul of the rules…

  25. Jeff Keppinger a smart pickup for thrifty Rays

    Jan 27, 2012, 6:20 PM EDT

    Jeff Keppinger

    Counting on Carlos Pena, Matt Joyce and Luke Scott to fill key roles this year, the Rays had set themselves up to have huge problems against lefties in the bottom half of the order. That was alleviated somewhat today with the signing of Jeff Keppinger. Of course, Keppinger doesn’t play the same position as any…

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