Rays Midseason Update: Taylor Guerrieri Cruises Through Low Class A
BEST PLAYER: Here’s one measure of how well righthander Taylor Guerrieri has done and how fast his stock has risen in the Rays organization: When the big league team was [...]
Rays Catch Prep Backstop Nick Ciuffo With Top Pick
The Rays insist they don’t draft based on positional need. But they took a bold step to try to fill one of the gaping holes in their organization by using [...]
Gruesome Injury Derails Hak-Ju Lee’s Season
Rays shortstop Hak-Ju Lee was off to an outstanding start in Triple-A before a nasty knee injury took him off the field.
Trades Open Door For Rays’ Mark Thomas
The Rays trading away Triple-A catchers Stephen Vogt and Robinson Chirinos could clear a path for Double-A catcher Mark Thomas.
Rays’ Figueroa Follows Familiar Path
As the son of former big league player and minor league manager Bien Figueroa and godson of Luis Alicea, infielder Cole Figueroa has been around the game most of his life.
Rays’ Mahtook Ready For Grind
Rays outfielder Mikie Mahtook knows what adjustments he needs to make after his first year in professional baseball.
Rays’ Sale Says Positive Test Surprised Him
Outfielder Josh Sale said he still doesn't know what happened last fall, how he ended up with a positive test result for "methamphetamine and an amphetamine" and a 50-game suspension that ended his season with low Class A Bowling Green.
Rays Add Arms With Odorizzi, Montgomery
Much of the analysis of the Rays' big trade with the Royals has weighed the addition of elite outfield prospect Wil Myers in exchange for righthanders James Shields and Wade Davis.<br/><br/>But the Rays felt they came out of the deal re-armed by also acquiring righthander Jake Odorizzi and lefthander Mike Montgomery.
Rays Protect Two Promising Lefties
Despite losing two lefthanders in the Rule 5 draft, the Rays felt very good about their decisions to protect a pair of 21-year-old lefties who project even better.
De Los Santos Could Help Rays In Relief
Frank De Los Santos was one of the first players signed after the Rays opened their academy in the Dominican Republic. And he could soon pay off big.
Simplicity Key For Rays’ Glaesmann
Todd Glaesmann kept it simple this season.<br/><br/>And as a result, he made a serious improvement in his standing in the Rays organization.
Guerrieri Worth The Wait For Rays
Rays righthander Taylor Guerrieri had to wait a while to make his pro debut, but he proved to be one of the best pitchers in the New York-Penn League once he took the mound.