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Don't run on these AL East throwing arms

@ladsonbill24
10:11 AM EDT

Everybody rises at Yankee Stadium whenever Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge hits one of his mammoth home runs into seats. But Judge is more than just a power hitter. Don’t you dare run on his arm. Go ahead, take that extra base against “The Judge” after you get a base

MLB announces 2020 Draft schedule

First round begins June 10 at 7 ET; televised live on MLB Network, ESPN
@JonathanMayo
11:03 AM EDT

On Friday, Major League Baseball announced that this year’s Draft will be held on June 10-11. Here’s everything you need to know: Broadcast and logistics details The five-round Draft will begin on Wednesday, June 10 at 7 p.m. ET, with both MLB Network and ESPN producing live coverage -- the

Rays paying Minor Leaguers through June

Club to continue evaluating situation on monthly basis
@juanctoribio
May 28, 2020

While there is still uncertainty surrounding the Major and Minor League seasons, the Rays became the latest team to commit to paying their Minor Leaguers through at least the end of June, a source told MLB.com on Wednesday. The Rays sent out an email to non-40-man roster players on Wednesday,

Rays hold first voluntary workout at the Trop

@juanctoribio
May 25, 2020

Though it was a voluntary and very light workout, about a dozen Rays players took the field at Tropicana Field on Monday, signaling a “step in the right direction,” according to manager Kevin Cash. “I think they were excited just to get back to something that they’re used to, given

Rays' Top 5 righty starters: Toribio's take

@juanctoribio
May 25, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Maddon, Arians chat Trout, Brady in show debut

@MannyOnMLB
May 26, 2020

It's time to kick back and have Angels manager Joe Maddon pour you some wine. Today's selection is a Gran Cabernet Franc from Argentina, and you'll have another special guest joining you -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians. It's all part of MLB's debut episode of "Uncorked" with Maddon,

Honeywell undergoes ulnar nerve procedure

@juanctoribio
May 21, 2020

Rays pitching prospect Brent Honeywell Jr. underwent a decompression procedure on his right ulnar nerve on Wednesday in Los Angeles, the team formally announced on Thursday. Honeywell is no stranger to surgeries. His 2018 season ended after undergoing Tommy John surgery and the '19 season was also lost after he

Most hyped RHP prospects of the past 20 years

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
May 27, 2020

Pitching prospects are an inherently volatile group, one with more cautionary tales than success stories, but the type of impact that a highly touted young hurler can have on an organization’s long-term outlook cannot be overstated. The below list of the most-hyped right-handed pitching prospects of the past 20 years

These are the best gloves in the AL East

@ladsonbill24
May 22, 2020

Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier might not be the most consistent hitter, but when you talk about his glove -- oh my goodness -- it’s second to none. He already has won three American League Gold Glove Awards during his six full seasons in the big leagues. The most recent

For 1 season, these 30 guys played like HOFers

@williamfleitch
May 25, 2020

It’s easy to break down truly great seasons from the superstars. If anything, the hardest part is deciding which Mike Trout season is the best, or which Barry Bonds, or which Albert Pujols. The real fun is the random superstar season that comes out of nowhere, a player who isn’t

Each MLB team's best Draft of all time

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
May 23, 2020

The Dodgers had mixed success in the first three years of the Draft, sandwiching lackluster efforts in 1965 and 1967 around finding three All-Stars (Charlie Hough, Bill Russell, Billy Grabarkewitz) and a Rookie of the Year (Ted Sizemore) in 1966. Los Angeles slid from a World Series championship to an

The best games by 1 batter for every club

May 21, 2020

Do you know your favorite team's best individual single-game hitting performance? From Hall of Famers to players who otherwise had obscure careers, there's a diverse list in that category. With the help of all 30 MLB.com beat writers, here's the best game any one batter has had for each club.

Rays to hold voluntary workout at the Trop

@juanctoribio
May 20, 2020

For the first time since mid-March, the Rays are welcoming players to return to Tropicana Field for a voluntary individual workout on Monday. The workout is the team’s first move toward getting members of the team back together in hopes of a potential return to the field over the next

Rays' Top 5 designated hitters: Toribio's take

@juanctoribio
May 18, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

'Excited and optimistic,' Cash staying ready

@juanctoribio
May 14, 2020

Like everyone in the baseball world, Rays manager Kevin Cash is glued to his phone, waiting to see what happens in the negotiations between Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association. Cash said he's "excited and optimistic" about a season potentially being played this year, but he understands there

Watch 44 more epic half-innings right here

May 21, 2020

As the baseball world waits for live games to return, MLB.com once again offered a dizzying sprint through history to satisfy your craving. For the second time, MLB.com streamed the most memorable half-innings in modern history back to back, a string of 44 half-innings. All of the half-innings also are

Introducing Dream Bracket 2: Dream Seasons

@castrovince
May 14, 2020

It’s the best kind of recurring dream. The baseball kind. The MLB Dream Bracket is back with a Dream Seasons edition, as 64 of the greatest single-season teams in history will compete in a simulated tournament that begins Thursday, May 21, and runs through Tuesday, June 9.

The best moment in each ballpark's history

@williamfleitch
May 17, 2020

As baseball stadiums sit empty, still, you can’t help and look at them and think of what has happened there, memories we’ll carry with us the rest of our lives. Because when greatness has happened before, it reminds us it can, and will, happen again. So, today at the Thirty,

Who is fleetest of foot in the AL East?

@ladsonbill24
May 15, 2020

The 2004 Red Sox showed how important speed was against the Yankees in the American League Championship Series. With Boston about to be swept away in Game 4, it was speed that saved the day. The Yankees were ahead, 4-3, in the bottom of the ninth with closer Mariano Rivera

A weird fact about a player on every team

Samurai swords, ailurophobia and more
@michaelsclair
May 17, 2020

A ballplayer's life doesn't begin and end at the park. Sure, they spend plenty of their time there -- lifting weights, drinking nutrient-dense smoothies and taking BP all before the game, but just like Walt Whitman, the players contain multitudes. So, we delved into the 2020 media guides, looked to

Rays' Top 5 right fielders: Toribio's take

@juanctoribio
May 11, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun