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  1. Rays name Alex Cobb as Opening Day starter

    Mar 4, 2015, 10:15 AM EST

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

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

    Mar 2, 2015, 5:12 PM EST

    Oakland Athletics v Toronto Blue Jays

    Seems a bit light as far as these things go.

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

    Mar 2, 2015, 1:48 PM EST

    Corey Hart

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

  4. Jose Molina joins the Cardinals as a guest instructor

    Feb 24, 2015, 12:45 PM EST

    Jose Molina

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

  5. Drew Smyly criticizes the Yoan Moncada deal

    Feb 23, 2015, 6:22 PM EST

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    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.

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

    Feb 9, 2015, 7:59 PM EST

    Matt Joyce AP

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

  7. Jose Molina to undergo knee surgery

    Feb 6, 2015, 7:15 PM EST

    Jose Molina

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

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

    Jan 27, 2015, 10:50 PM EST

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    Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times has the update …

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

    Jan 26, 2015, 11:45 PM EST

    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.

  10. Ben Zobrist and his wife took out a full-page ad to thank Rays fans

    Jan 19, 2015, 9:08 AM EST

    New York Yankees v Tampa Bay Rays

    Ben Zobrist and his wife Julianna thanked Rays fans in a full-page ad for the Tampa Bay Times on Sunday.

  11. Report: Nationals not interested in trading Ian Desmond

    Jan 18, 2015, 10:59 PM EST

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    The Nationals don’t appear eager to move shortstop Ian Desmond at the moment.

  12. Nationals have checked in on Casey Janssen

    Jan 18, 2015, 8:23 PM EST

    Casey Janssen

    The Nationals have some interest in free agent reliever Casey Janssen.

  13. Billy Beane and Mike Rizzo love trading with each other

    Jan 15, 2015, 10:15 AM EST

    Billy Beane

    Oakland and Washington have made an average of one trade every five months for the past four years.

  14. Nationals acquire Yunel Escobar from the Athletics

    Jan 14, 2015, 7:19 PM EST

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    The Nationals have reportedly acquired shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Athletics.

  15. Matt Moore aiming for a June return

    Jan 14, 2015, 4:37 PM EST

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    Moore remains on schedule for a June return.

  16. Nationals, Mets, Rays discussed trade involving Ian Desmond and Ben Zobrist

    Jan 11, 2015, 8:17 PM EST

    Ian Desmond

    The Nationals, Mets, and Rays engaged in a discussion that would have resulted in a blockbuster trade involving Ben Zobrist and Ian Desmond. Alas, it was not meant to be.

  17. Josh Reddick is now on board with Billy Beane’s plan

    Jan 10, 2015, 5:00 PM EST

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    Josh Reddick openly criticized the logic behind the Josh Donaldson deal, but he’s back on board with Billy Beane’s plan after today’s trade for Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar.

  18. UPDATE: Athletics acquire Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar from Rays

    Jan 10, 2015, 1:24 PM EST

    Ben Zobrist, Yunel Escobar

    Billy Beane’s fascinating offseason continues, as the Athletics have acquired Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar from the Rays.

  19. Asdrubal Cabrera deal with Rays finalized

    Jan 9, 2015, 10:37 PM EST

    Asdrubal Cabrera

    The Rays’ one-year deal with Asdrubal Cabrera has been made official. He’ll earn $7.5 million in 2015.

  20. The Nationals are “not actively pursuing” a trade with the Rays for Ben Zobrist

    Jan 8, 2015, 10:30 PM EST

    Ben Zobrist

    The Nationals are currently looking at some combination of Danny Espinosa and Dan Uggla for second base, so there was a clear need even before today, but a deal makes even more sense now that Jayson Werth needs shoulder surgery and will be sidelined for 2-3 months.

  21. The Braves sign Josh Outman

    Jan 7, 2015, 3:44 PM EST

    Josh Outman Indians

    More like Josh WALKman.

  22. The Rays “have had discussions” with free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus

    Jan 5, 2015, 7:58 PM EST

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    The Orioles have free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus on their radar, but it seems that they might have some competition from another team in the American League East.

  23. Giants reportedly out on James Shields and Max Scherzer

    Jan 2, 2015, 9:52 PM EST

    Ben Zobrist

    No James Shields or Max Scherzer for the Giants, but Ben Zobrist remains an option according to a recent report.

  24. Seth Smith “put two and two together”, knew a trade was likely

    Jan 1, 2015, 12:08 PM EST

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    Seth Smith could read the writing on the wall after the Padres traded for Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, and Justin Upton.

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