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McKay hitting while rehabbing left shoulder

February 20, 2021

Rays prospect Brendan McKay reported to Spring Training as a rehabbing pitcher and an active hitter. McKay, the 25-year-old two-way player, is working his way back from the left shoulder surgery he underwent last August to repair a torn labrum, which will keep him from taking the mound in games

Richards replaces Drake for Rays in ALDS

October 8, 2020

Major League Baseball announced on Thursday that it has approved a roster substitution for the Tampa Bay Rays due to an injury sustained by pitcher Oliver Drake. As a result, Drake will be replaced by right-handed pitcher Trevor Richards on Tampa Bay’s American League Division Series roster vs. the New

Rays in wait-and-see mode for Meadows

Pitching rotation vs. Yankees for ALDS still being finalized
October 2, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays are still talking through multiple roster decisions for their American League Division Series showdown against the Yankees at Petco Park in San Diego, but a lot of the conversation will be centered around the availability of their All-Star outfielder. Austin Meadows, who has been on

Yandy, Ji-Man 'looked really good' in workout

Renfroe makes first career start at first base; Lowe, Fairbanks, Kiermaier win BBWAA awards
September 25, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays secured the American League East title on Wednesday with their win over the Mets, and they could be getting healthier heading into the postseason. Yandy Díaz and Ji-Man Choi, both of whom are recovering from strained hamstrings, went through a full workout at Tropicana Field

Injury notes: Alvarado, Choi, Díaz, Brosseau

September 23, 2020

The Rays have made it clear that their main goal is to win the World Series. In order to accomplish that goal, however, Tampa Bay hopes to enter the postseason as healthy as possible. The Rays have lost five pitchers for the season, but they’re still hopeful that they’ll have

Zunino active: How he'll prep for playoffs

Rays tie MLB record almost designed for the club's 'pen
September 20, 2020

The Rays have been battling through injuries all season, with Austin Meadows being the latest player to land on the injured list on Friday. But Tampa Bay got a key piece back on Sunday, as catcher Mike Zunino was activated from the 10-day injured list, and left-hander Sean Gilmartin was

Zunino's return soon; Choi, Yandy updates

September 19, 2020

The Rays have been battling through injuries all season, with Austin Meadows being the latest player to land on the injured list on Friday. But Tampa Bay will get a key piece back on Sunday, as catcher Mike Zunino is expected in the lineup. • Meadows to IL: What's next

Meadows to IL: What's next for OF and Rays?

September 18, 2020

After clinching a second consecutive postseason berth on Thursday, the Rays were open about their desire of winning the American League East. On Friday, Tampa Bay learned that it will have to try and accomplish that without its All-Star outfielder. Austin Meadows was placed on the 10-day injured list with

Choi (hamstring) likely out for regular season

September 15, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG -- Barring a “pretty miraculous recovery," the Rays will likely have to finish the rest of the regular season without the help of first baseman Ji-Man Choi, who left Saturday’s 5-4 win over the Red Sox at Tropicana Field with a left hamstring strain. On Tuesday, the Rays

Choi (hamstring strain) expected to miss time

September 12, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG -- Ji-Man Choi exited Saturday’s 5-4 win over the Red Sox at Tropicana Field with a left hamstring strain, and it appears that the Rays first baseman will miss some time. “I think it’s fair that he’s going to miss some time. It’s pretty unfortunate,” said Rays manager

Yarbrough (groin) could return by midweek

September 5, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG -- Rays reliever Nick Anderson returned on Friday, and the team could be on the verge of welcoming back starter Ryan Yarbrough as early as next week. Yarbrough, who has been sidelined since Aug. 28 with left groin tightness, threw a bullpen session on Friday. Rays manager Kevin

Yandy (hamstring) on IL; Nate Lowe recalled

September 1, 2020

The Rays placed Yandy Díaz on the 10-day injured list with a right hamstring strain on Tuesday and recalled infielder Nate Lowe from the taxi squad. Díaz said he had felt discomfort with the hamstring for a couple of days, but he was trying to push through it in order

Yarbrough, Zunino to IL; Roe out for season

August 29, 2020

The Rays’ recent string of injuries continued Saturday as the team placed left-hander Ryan Yarbrough (left groin tightness) and catcher Mike Zunino (left oblique strain) on the 10-day injured list. Tampa Bay also moved reliever Chaz Roe to the 45-day injured list, ending his season. Yarbrough has made a team-leading

Kiermaier (back spasms) day to day after exit

August 26, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG -- Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier was removed from Wednesday’s 4-3 win over the Orioles due to back spasms. Kiermaier exited the game during his at-bat in the fifth inning after grimacing and having a quick conversation with Rays manager Kevin Cash and the training staff. Cash said

Beeks (elbow) latest Rays pitcher out for '20

August 26, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG -- The bad injury news continued for the Rays on Wednesday, as reliever Jalen Beeks was placed on the 45-day injured list with a left elbow sprain, becoming the fifth Rays pitcher who has been lost for the season. “It’s unfortunate,” said Rays manager Kevin Cash. “There’s no

Kiermaier's X-rays negative (foot) after HBP

August 24, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG -- Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier was removed from Monday afternoon’s 6-4 loss to the Blue Jays with right foot discomfort, the team announced. Blue Jays pitcher Thomas Hatch hit Kiermaier on his right foot in the sixth inning, which is believed to be the reason why the

Notes: Anderson to IL; Robertson traded

August 23, 2020

Nick Anderson became the ninth Rays pitcher to land on the injured list this season on Sunday in the latest in a string of injuries that has stressed the organization's pitching depth. Lefty Josh Fleming became the 11th pitcher to start a game for the Rays, the most in club

Díaz OK after ricochet: 'We avoided a scare'

Third baseman (dizziness) late scratch before Saturday's win; replaced by Wendle
August 22, 2020

Twenty minutes before they took the field to play the Blue Jays on Saturday, the Rays announced that third baseman Yandy Díaz was scratched for precautionary reasons after he was struck in the face by his own batted ball on a ricochet during batting practice. “I think he's OK,” manager

Rays righty Roe lands on IL with sore elbow

Fleming primed for MLB debut; updates on Morton, Drake
August 22, 2020

The Rays placed right-handed reliever Chaz Roe on the 10-day injured list with right elbow soreness prior to their game against the Blue Jays on Saturday. The move is retroactive to Thursday. Tampa Bay selected left-hander Sean Gilmartin from its alternate training site to replace Roe on the active roster.

Rays hurler Chirinos to have Tommy John

August 21, 2020

Rays right-hander Yonny Chirinos will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery to repair damage to the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow, manager Kevin Cash told reporters Friday. Chirinos is also likely to miss all of the 2021 season as he recovers from the surgery. The procedure will take place

Chirinos (elbow) back to IL; Slegers called up

August 20, 2020

The Rays placed right-hander Yonny Chirinos back on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday (retroactive to Monday) with a right elbow strain and recalled right-hander Aaron Slegers to take his spot on the active roster. Chirinos’ season has not gone as planned. The right-hander missed the majority of Summer Camp

McKay to undergo season-ending surgery

August 18, 2020

The Rays will be without top pitching prospect Brendan McKay for the rest of the 2020 season, as the left-hander will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery, Rays manager Kevin Cash confirmed Tuesday. “It’s tough,” Cash said. “Anytime you cut your depth for those kinds of reasons, it’s tough. It presents an

Alvarado (shoulder inflammation) put on IL

August 15, 2020

Before Saturday’s game against the Blue Jays, the Rays placed left-hander José Alvarado on the 10-day injured list with left shoulder inflammation and recalled right-hander Aaron Slegers from the taxi squad. Alvarado has a 6.00 ERA in nine appearances this season, but most of the damage off the left-hander occurred

Morton plays catch; Chirinos back Sunday

August 14, 2020

Right-hander Charlie Morton, who was placed on the 10-day injured list because of shoulder inflammation, played catch on Friday afternoon without any problems. He threw 150 feet, according to manager Kevin Cash. Morton will probably have a bullpen session Saturday or Sunday. Cash is not sure when Morton will pitch

Kittredge has UCL sprain; Slegers added

August 12, 2020

Rays reliever Andrew Kittredge will not pitch again in 2020 after an MRI exam Wednesday revealed a right UCL sprain. The right-hander experienced elbow soreness Tuesday at Boston and left in the first inning after facing just two batters as the Rays' opener. The team placed Kittredge on the 45-day