Tigers Retain Rule 5 Pick Lobstein In Trade With Rays
The Deal Both of the Tigers’ Rule 5 draft picks know which organization they’ll play for to begin 2013. Second baseman Jeff Kobernus cleared waivers and returned to the Nationals [...]
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.
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.
Archer Turns In Strong Second Half For Rays
Picking the Best Player, Best Pitcher and one to Keep An Eye On from the Rays system.
Colome Sidelined For Rays
A lat strain in his third Triple-A start ended the season for Rays righthander Alex Colome.
Former Coach Helps Rays’ Lueke Make Adjustments
Rays righthander Josh Lueke visited an old pitching coach to make some tweaks over the all-star break.
Shaffer Ready To Go For Rays
Richie Shaffer is ready to begin his career with the Rays.
Rays’ Archer Enhances Mental Approach At Triple-A
Correspondent Joe Smith files a midseason report for the Rays, highlighting a Best Player, a Biggest Leap Forward and a Biggest Disappointment for the first half.
Sale Rebounds After Sluggish Season For Rays
Rays outfielder Josh Sale has hit well after scuffling in 2011.
Regardless Of Position, Shaffer Intrigues Rays With Bat
Following his selection with the 25th pick in the draft, Clemson slugger Richie Shaffer joined Evan Longoria as the only two third basemen the Rays ever have selected in the first round.
Torres Struggling To Throw Strikes For Rays
Rays lefthander Alex Torres is working to be able to repeat his delivery in Triple-A.
Brignac Moving In Reverse For Rays
Reid Brignac has gone backwards for the Rays.