In this edition of Rays Roundup: Carlos Pena and the Rays literally run into bad luck in Sunday's loss to the Braves, Jeff Keppinger has a right foot injury that has required him to wear a walking boot, Alex Cobb remains calm and confident in his 2012 debut and Matt Joyce his his third career grand slam. All of that plus the latest on all of the injured Rays inside.
May 21, 2012
There are 59 players currently in Rays' big league camp, but unlike in previous years, there are very few spots on the roster that are open for competition. Still, the team believes that having so many major league-ready players slated to start the year in AAA is not a problem, but a potential solution to enduring a long season competing in the American League East.
March 5, 2012
A year ago today the Rays dealt Matt Garza, Fernando Perez and Zach Rosscup to the Chicago Cubs for five players. With The Rays in the market for a 1B and a DH, could Andrew Friedman once again deal a prized starter? Meanwhile, Garza is once again in the center of trade talks. Could he be dealt for a package similar to the one that brought him to the Cubs? We examine the Garza deal one year later.
January 7, 2012
Forget about the Cubs being content with rebuilding – at least for now. The club has dealt five players, including three of its top minor league prospects, to the Tampa Bay Rays for starting pitcher Matt Garza in a move that may put the team back into contention in the National League Central sooner than many expected.
January 7, 2011
Andrew Cashner's hold on the competition continued Saturday night at Iowa. Ty Wright continues to be an RBI machine for Tennessee. Rafael Dolis finally got some run support at Daytona. It was raining tennis balls in one Iowa town (Davenport) Saturday.
May 23, 2010