Rays Roundup: Matsui Gets Royal Treatment

In this edition of Rays Roundup: Hideki Matsui homers after getting royal treatment from his new teammates, James Shields suffers a rare rocky home outing, Kyle Farnsworth is throwing off a mound and Brandon Guyer is due to have season-ending surgery for a torn labrum. All of that and more inside.
May 30, 2012

Rays Roundup: Matsui to Join Rays Tuesday

In this edition of Rays Roundup: It's officially Godzilla time in St. Petersburg as Japanese star Hideki Matsui gets set to join Rays, a great pitching performance by Matt Moore is overshadowed by Chicago's Chris Sale, Jose Lobaton is back from the disabled list and Desmond Jennings continues to make progress in his recovery from a knee sprain. All of that and more inside.
May 29, 2012

Rays Roundup: Maddon Furious About HBP

In today's edition of Rays Roundup: Joe Maddon is furious about Luke Scott getting hit-by-pitch in ninth inning of Friday's game against the Red Sox, Matt Joyce hits his second grand slam in a week, outfielder Brandon Guyer needs season-ending shoulder surgery and Hideki Matsui is inching closer to a promotion to the big club from Durham. All of that and more inside.
May 26, 2012

Durham Notebook: Power Outage on Tobacco Road

Durham beat writer Ben Christoph checks in with his weekly notebook with notes on the Bulls anemic offense, an odd anomaly concerning the pitching staff and the obligatory update on Hideki Matsui.
May 24, 2012

Rays Roundup: Defense Has Been Disappointing

In this edition of Rays Roundup: After being a strong-suit of the club in year's past, this year's Rays' team has been disappointing defensively, INF Drew Sutton is traded twice on Sunday and ends up on the Rays roster on Monday, Jeff Keppinger is the latest Ray to hit the disabled list and Hideki Matsui walks-off the Bulls in Durham.
May 22, 2012

Durham Notebook: Godzilla Invades Durham

In this edition of Rays Minor League Notebook: Durham beat writer Ben Christoph checks in with thoughts on Hideki Matsui and the other high-profile AL East players in Durham this week, what Bulls manager Charlie Montoyo calls "the story of the whole season." and much more.
May 17, 2012

Godzilla Set to Arrive in Durham

Nine years ago, Hideki Matsui was taking New York by storm during his rookie campaign. On Tuesday night, Matsui will begin the next phase of his career as he takes to the field with the Durham Bulls, looking to re-start a career that has been nothing short of very solid.
May 15, 2012