In today's edition of Rays Roundup: Manager Joe Maddon is not using injuries as an excuse for the team's recent lack of winning, outfielder Desmond Jennings is set to begin a rehab assignment on Thursday, Alex Cobb gives the Rays five innings for the second consecutive time and Luke Scott ties Matt Joyce for the team home run lead. All of that and more inside.
May 31, 2012
In this edition of Rays Roundup: Alex Cobb is trying not to make too much of first Fenway start, batting lead-off has sparked Carlos Pena at the plate, Sam Fuld is on schedule in his recovery from wrist surgery and Desmond Jennings expects to head out on a rehab assignment soon. All of that and more inside.
May 25, 2012
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
Elliot Johnson and Ben Zobrist homered, Carlos Pena ended an extended slump with two doubles and two RBIs, and the Tampa Bay Rays held on to beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-8 Sunday and avert a three-game sweep. James Shields earned his sixth win for the Rays, who snapped a three-game skid and won for only the second time in eight games.
May 13, 2012
The Rays aren't taking Albert Pujols lightly despite his season-opening slump, Godzilla is soon to join the franchise on a minor league deal, Desmond Jennings and his bat are starting to heat up and former NBA center Matt Geiger is contrite for interfering with a ball in play on Sunday. All of that and more in today's edition of Rays Roundup.
April 24, 2012
If they keep coming up big in the clutch, the Detroit Tigers will continue to be overwhelming favorites to win a second consecutive AL Central crown. The Tampa Bay Rays have to like their chances in the AL East if they keep jumping out to early leads. Detroit goes for its first 4-0 home start in 19 years Tuesday while the Rays try to open with four wins for the first time in franchise history.
April 9, 2012