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  1. Chris Archer is the Rays’ replacement Opening Day starter

    Mar 26, 2015, 3:25 PM EDT

    Chris Archer

    Archer will be the first pitcher other than David Price or James Shields to start Opening Day for the Rays since 2007.

  2. Nick Franklin suffers oblique strain, Opening Day in doubt

    Mar 23, 2015, 9:48 PM EDT

    Twins Rays Spring Baseball

    Logan Forsythe is now likely to begin the season as the Rays’ primary second baseman.

  3. 2015 Preview: Oakland Athletics

    Mar 23, 2015, 3:33 PM EDT

    Bob Melvin

    They’ve reshuffled the deck for 2015. But that’s OK, they do that a lot and it always seems to work out OK.

  4. Asdrubal Cabrera named the Rays’ starting shortstop

    Mar 23, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT

    Asdrubal Cabrera

    It was expected that he’d be the second baseman. But there are two reasons he won’t be. The Rays mention one of them.

  5. Drew Smyly throws off mound for first time since March 6

    Mar 22, 2015, 2:24 PM EDT

    drew smyly getty

    Some good news this weekend out of Rays camp …

  6. Alex Colome released from Florida hospital on Wednesday after bout with pneumonia

    Mar 18, 2015, 10:35 PM EDT

    alex colome getty

    Rays right-hander Alex Colome was a late arriver to spring training this year because of visa issues in his native Dominican Republic and then he had to be sent to a local hospital with a case of pneumonia just a few days after unpacking his bags.

  7. Alex Cobb diagnosed with tendinitis, likely to miss Opening Day start

    Mar 18, 2015, 8:23 AM EDT

    Alex Cobb

    The Rays’ rotation is a pretty big mess, you guys.

  8. Alex Cobb leaves start with forearm tightness

    Mar 17, 2015, 3:15 PM EDT

    Alex Cobb Getty

    Cobb is being counted on to take over the top spot in Tampa Bay’s rotation.

  9. Jake McGee to throw off mound for first time Tuesday

    Mar 15, 2015, 5:05 PM EDT

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    Assuming no setbacks, McGee is on track to join the Rays’ bullpen in late April or early May.

  10. Rays honor the father of Grant Balfour

    Mar 15, 2015, 1:20 PM EDT

    blue sox

    David Balfour was a longtime executive with the Sydney Blue Sox of the Australian Baseball League, and when Grant returned from the funeral Sunday there was a touching tribute waiting for him …

  11. Drew Smyly expected to miss first regular-season start

    Mar 15, 2015, 11:43 AM EDT

    smyly rays getty

    Rays left-hander Drew Smyly is making progress in his recovery from shoulder tendinitis, but he has not yet resumed throwing off a mound and looks to be running out of time.

  12. Matt Silverman: “The wheels are spinning” on potential rotation upgrades

    Mar 14, 2015, 8:15 PM EDT

    Matt Silverman

    The Rays are considering both internal and external options to fill two open rotation spots.

  13. Zach Walters out 3-4 weeks with oblique strain

    Mar 14, 2015, 2:21 PM EDT

    Zach Walters AP

    Walters hit just .193 over 62 games last season, but launched 10 home runs in 137 plate appearances.

  14. Rays pitcher Alex Colome “out indefinitely” with pneumonia

    Mar 13, 2015, 11:11 AM EDT

    Alex Colome

    Colome’s arrival to spring training was delayed until now by visa issues.

  15. Drew Smyly shut down with left shoulder tendinitis

    Mar 8, 2015, 10:35 AM EDT

    smyly getty

    Drew Smyly is being viewed by many as a potential breakout candidate for the 2015 season, but this bit of news may throw a wrench into all of that …

  16. Rays name Alex Cobb as Opening Day starter

    Mar 4, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT

    Alex Cobb Getty

    Now that David Price is out of the picture the Rays need a new Opening Day starter.

  17. Josh Reddick gave up his number to Billy Butler for an X-Box

    Mar 2, 2015, 5:12 PM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Toronto Blue Jays

    Seems a bit light as far as these things go.

  18. Another weird spring training injury: Corey Hart and a hot tub

    Mar 2, 2015, 1:48 PM EDT

    Corey Hart

    Hart is attempting to resurrect his career on a one-year deal as a part-timer in Pittsburgh.

  19. Jose Molina joins the Cardinals as a guest instructor

    Feb 24, 2015, 12:45 PM EDT

    Jose Molina

    Molina’s younger brother, Yadier Molina, is the Cardinals’ starting catcher.

  20. Drew Smyly criticizes the Yoan Moncada deal

    Feb 23, 2015, 6:22 PM EDT

    Drew Smyly AP

    Rays pitcher Drew Smyly says it’s unfair that a 19-year-old from the United States can’t get a similar bonus as Yoan Moncada.

  21. Angels and Matt Joyce avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Feb 9, 2015, 7:59 PM EDT

    Matt Joyce AP

    Joyce batted .254 with nine home runs and .732 OPS (111 OPS+) across 140 games last season.

  22. Jose Molina to undergo knee surgery

    Feb 6, 2015, 7:15 PM EDT

    Jose Molina

    Jose Molina, a few months shy of 40 years old, will have to undergo knee surgery.

  23. Matt Moore throws off mound for first time since getting Tommy John elbow surgery

    Jan 27, 2015, 10:50 PM EDT

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    Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times has the update …

  24. Jake McGee plays catch for first time since elbow surgery

    Jan 26, 2015, 11:45 PM EDT

    Jake McGee AP

    McGee is expected to begin the season on the disabled list, but he’s hoping to return by late April or early May.

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