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  1. Sean Rodriguez, Rays avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Dec 4, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

    Sean Rodriguez

    Tampa Bay has avoided arbitration with Sean Rodriguez, signing the infielder to a one-year, $1 million deal. Rodriguez hasn’t hit as well as hoped based on his minor-league track record, batting just .225 with a .658 OPS that included a measly .607 mark this year, but he’s gotten 378, 436, and 342 plate appearances for…

  2. Sean Rodriguez rewarded for act of idiocy

    Aug 31, 2012, 6:56 PM EDT

    Sean Rodriguez

    When it came down to it, the Rays cared more about postseason roster flexibility than any sort of moral stand. Tampa Bay today called up infielder Sean Rodriguez from Triple-A Durham and placed him on the 15-day disabled list with the broken hand he sustained punching a locker after a Bulls game last week. The…

  3. Sean Rodriguez latest numbskull to suffer broken hand

    Aug 27, 2012, 6:07 PM EDT

    Sean Rodriguez

    Rays infielder Sean Rodriguez, who was sent down to Triple-A Durham earlier this month, is sidelined with a fractured right hand after punching a locker in frustration following Sunday’s Bulls game, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. “Definitely the dumbest thing I’ve ever done,”” Rodriguez told Topkin. Rodriguez was involved in an altercation…

  4. 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…

  5. 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)…

  6. King Felix pitches perfect game against the Rays

    Aug 15, 2012, 5:09 PM EDT

    Felix Hernandez

    6:02 p.m EDT update: Hernandez is perfect, getting a called third strike on Sean Rodriguez to end the ninth. It’s the first perfect game in Mariners history, and the Rays became the first team ever to be on the losing end of three perfect games. Hernandez ended up striking out five of the final six…

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

    Jun 27, 2012, 6:15 AM EDT

    arroyo getty

    Reds 4, Brewers 3: Bronson Arroyo had a no-hitter through seven and then ended up with a no-decision. Guess that happens when you ask a starter who usually throws less than seven innings a start to go eight, eh?  Still a nice game until that eighth, and a win for the Redlegs. Giants 2, Dodgers…

  8. How much longer will the Rangers hit Michael Young fifth?

    Jun 25, 2012, 6:56 PM EDT

    Michael Young

    There are 178 players with at least 150 plate appearances against right-handed pitching this season. Michael Young ranks 172nd in the group in OPS: 169. Rickie Weeks (Mil): .580 170. Sean Rodriguez (TB): .576 171. Danny Espinosa (Was): .575 172. Michael Young (Tex): .566 173. Jamey Carroll (Min): .565 174. Orlando Hudson (SD/ChW): .562 175.…

  9. Rays lose All-Star candidate Matt Joyce to DL

    Jun 22, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT

    Matt Joyce

    The Rays have been without their best hitter in Evan Longoria for almost two months now. Now they’re going to be without their second-best for at least two weeks. Matt Joyce, who leads the team in average, homers and RBI this season, was placed on the disabled list due to his back injury. He last…

  10. Evan Longoria hoping to begin rehab assignment Friday

    Jun 13, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Evan Longoria

    Evan Longoria has been gradually increasing his workouts this week and his partially torn left hamstring has responded well enough that a minor-league rehab assignment is right around the corner. Greg Zeck of MLB.com reports that Longoria could see his first game action as soon as Friday if he can avoid a setback while testing…

  11. Evan Longoria hoping to begin rehab assignment this week

    Jun 6, 2012, 5:47 PM EDT

    evan longoria

    Evan Longoria has been out since early May with a partially torn left hamstring, but the Rays third baseman said today that he’s close to beginning a minor-league rehab assignment. Longoria told Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times that he hopes to start a rehab stint by the end of this week and, barring…

  12. Jeff Keppinger was minding his business in the dugout …

    May 22, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Jeff Keppinger

    Jeff Keppinger had done a nice job stepping into a bigger role in the Rays’ infield following Evan Longoria‘s hamstring injury, hitting .295 with a .728 OPS in 29 games, but now he’s joined Longoria on the disabled list. Keppinger has a broken right big toe, which happened when he was sitting in the dugout…

  13. And That Happened: Wednesday’s Scores and Highlights

    May 3, 2012, 5:30 AM EDT

    Chipper Jones

    Three walkoff homers and a no-hitter? Holy moley, that was a great night of baseball guys.

  14. Evan Longoria’s injury a crushing blow to Rays

    May 1, 2012, 6:12 PM EDT

    Rays' Longoria holds his left knee and grimaces after he was tagged out byMariners shortstop Ryan trying to steal second base, during the third inning of their MLB American League baseball game in St. Petersburg

    Evan Longoria might be the American League’s most indispensable player. We’re certainly about to find out now that he’s due to miss 6-8 weeks with a hamstring tear. Longoria, the owner of a .329/.433/.561 line and 19 RBI in 23 games to start the season, was injured on a steal attempt during Monday’s game against the…

  15. Evan Longoria exits with left knee soreness

    Apr 30, 2012, 8:46 PM EDT

    Evan Longoria

    It might be time for this All-Star to stop fancying himself a basestealer. Evan Longoria left Monday’s game in the third inning with a sore left knee following an awkward slide into second base on a steal attempt. He was caught stealing on the play, leaving him just 2-for-5 in his steal attempts this season. A…

  16. Bobby Valentine is really not having a stellar 24 hours

    Apr 16, 2012, 1:28 PM EDT

    Daniel Bard

    First that dustup with Kevin Youkilis and now some bad in-game managing is making for a pretty crappy day for Bobby V. Daniel Bard and James Shields were locked in a 0-0 pitchers’ duel. Bard had been effective all day, but effectively wild too, walking several. In the seventh inning Bard, already over 100 pitches…

  17. Mariano Rivera blows save as Carlos Pena plays hero in first game back with Rays

    Apr 6, 2012, 7:29 PM EDT

    Carlos Pena Reuters

    Craig mentioned earlier how Joe Girardi’s over-managing in the first inning resulted in Carlos Pena hitting a grand slam against CC Sabathia. Well, Pena wasn’t doing playing hero in his first game back in Tampa Bay. The Yankees actually rallied back from the early deficit, handing the ball to all-time saves leader Mariano Rivera with…

  18. Great Moments in over-managing: Joe Girardi Edition

    Apr 6, 2012, 3:39 PM EDT

    Joe Girardi

    I’m listening to the Yankees-Rays game. First inning, two men on, two men out for the Rays, first base open. Sean Rodriguez at bat. Joe Girardi decides to intentionally walk Rodriguez to get to Carlos Pena. Carlos Pena works the count full and then hits a grand slam. Just before that happened the Rays’ radio…

  19. Jeff Keppinger is batting cleanup for the Rays

    Apr 5, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

    Jeff Keppinger

    There’s a whole lot of people picking the Rays over the Red Sox in the AL East. I wonder how many of them have taken a gander at Tampa Bay’s Opening Day lineup against the Yankees’ CC Sabathia: CF Desmond Jennings RF Ben Zobrist 3B Evan Longoria DH Jeff Keppinger SS Sean Rodriguez 2B Elliot…

  20. Sean Rodriguez beats Reid Brignac for Rays’ shortstop job

    Apr 4, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    B.J. Upton, Evan Longoria, Ben Zobrist, Reid Brignac, Sean Rodriguez

    Reid Brignac‘s foot injury opened the door for Sean Rodriguez to overtake him on the Rays’ shortstop depth chart and sure enough manager Joe Maddon announced that Rodriguez will open the season as the primary starter. Brignac (.742 OPS) and Rodriguez (.743 OPS) had nearly identical production this spring, but Brignac was limited to just…

  21. Reid Brignac sidelined by “nasty little” foot injury, could miss Opening Day

    Mar 20, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    brignac rays

    Reid Brignac will be shut down for at least a few days with what manager Joe Maddon called “a plantar fasciitis kind of a thing” and a “nasty little” foot injury. Maddon indicated to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times that the injury could keep Brignac from beginning the season on the active roster,…

  22. The Rays are interested in Ryan Theriot

    Jan 7, 2012, 5:32 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays v St. Louis Cardinals

    While the Rays are still weighing their options for first base and designated hitter, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that they also have interest in Ryan Theriot as a right-handed hitting utility infielder. Theriot was non-tendered by the Cardinals last month after batting .271/.321/.342 with one home run, 47 RBI and a .662 OPS over…

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