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Special delivery: Arozarena's mom throws first pitch at first MLB game 

19 minutes ago

ST. PETERSBURG -- Randy Arozarena invited a very special guest to get the postseason started by throwing out the first pitch on Tuesday at Tropicana Field. His mother, Sandra González. González traveled to the Tampa Bay area from her home in Mexico on Monday, Arozarena said. Game 1 of the

The Rays gave out free permanent tattoos for the playoffs

'I quit my job today for this.'
38 minutes ago

Sure, you can always support your favorite sports team with hats, shirts, socks or jackets. But everyone knows the die-hardest fans are the ones who put something in permanent ink on their body. Something that lasts forever. Something your parents might never talk to you again for. Tattoos.

Glasnow cherishes 'normal' ahead of Game 1 start

2:06 PM EDT

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Siri added to Rays' roster; injured Luke Raley out

2:17 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG -- After taking their discussions and deliberations all the way to Tuesday morning’s deadline, the Rays announced their 26-man roster for the American League Wild Card Series against the Rangers. As the Rays navigated through several key injuries down the stretch, manager Kevin Cash acknowledged the club would

Lowe brothers reunite in WC amid prayers for mother's cancer battle

1:00 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG -- The last time the Rangers visited Tropicana Field, it was a joyful occasion for the Lowe family, a chance for family and friends to gather and celebrate the long-awaited matchup between two big league brothers: Rays outfielder Josh Lowe and Rangers first baseman Nathaniel Lowe.

Rangers-Rays position-by-position breakdown

1:01 AM EDT

Three of the six teams that have never won a World Series are playing in the 2023 postseason. Two of them are playing each other in the first round. The Rays will host the Rangers in one of the two American League Wild Card Series, with the best-of-three series starting

Injuries & Moves: Raley (neck) left off Wild Card roster

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Rays postseason FAQ: What to expect from Tampa Bay in October

3:00 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG -- A season that began with a historic 13-game winning streak will continue into the playoffs. For the fifth straight year, and the ninth time since 2008, the Rays are bound for the postseason. The Rays are set to begin their latest playoff run on Tuesday afternoon at

Find out who won the inaugural MiLB Awards

October 2, 2023

The inaugural MiLB Awards Show aired on MLB Network on Monday night, with a lot of hardware getting handed out. Miss the show? Don’t sweat it! We’ve got you covered. Here’s a rundown of the finalists for each award and who walked away with the wins. Minor League Hitting Prospect

Recovering outfielders Siri, Raley encouraged after live BP

3:00 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG -- If it were up to outfielders Jose Siri and Luke Raley, the Rays could have set their American League Wild Card Series roster by Monday afternoon with both of them on it. Siri and Raley, sidelined down the stretch by a fractured right hand and a cervical

Here's how the 12 postseason teams were built

12:19 PM EDT

Some teams draft and develop. Some teams rule in free agency. Some dominate trade season. There is no one set way to build a playoff-worthy roster, which makes diving into the construction of this year’s dozen postseason-bound clubs all the more fun. Led by 2015 top-five picks Alex Bregman and

Here are the Prospect Teams of the Year

October 2, 2023

Another incredible Minor League season is in the books, one that was full of amazing performances across all levels. On Monday, those accomplishments were honored, from Hitting and Pitching Prospect of the Year Awards to best home run and defensive play. As has been the custom every year there’s been

Rays win finale, to face Rangers in Wild Card Series

Yandy becomes first Rays player in franchise history to win American League batting title
3:00 PM EDT

TORONTO -- Early Sunday afternoon, before wrapping up their 99-win regular season, the Rays tried to prepare for the postseason without knowing who they would be facing. There were scenarios still in play that could have led the Astros, Rangers or Blue Jays to Tropicana Field, so all the Rays

Power Rankings: How do postseason teams stack up?

October 1, 2023

As much fun as the Power Rankings have been to be a part of this year, it must be said that there is a certain excitement to have reached the final installment of the regular season -- and, thus, the first installment of the postseason. You will notice that there

The top 50 players in the postseason

October 1, 2023

October is always the most thrilling month for Major League Baseball. The drama, the intensity of every pitch, the late nights that leave you groggy the whole next day. This is baseball's month to strut its stuff. The game is at its absolute best. It's also a chance for stars

Everything you need to know for Opening Day in the Arizona Fall League

October 1, 2023

October is here, and while that means postseason baseball in the bigs, it also signals the start of the 31st Arizona Fall League season. Over the next six weeks, prospects from all 30 organizations will have the chance to build off their Minor League campaigns.

The most essential player for every postseason team

October 1, 2023

Since Reggie Jackson coined the phrase “the straw that stirs the drink” -- at least in terms of baseball parlance -- back in 1977, it has described the player on each club who most inspires it and leads it to victory. As we open the 2023 postseason, it’s a fitting

Every postseason team's case for winning the '23 World Series

2:03 AM EDT

Which team will win the 2023 World Series? Twelve teams have a chance and the belief to match. While the Astros are looking to repeat, clubs such as the Rangers and the Rays can dream of hoisting the Commissioner’s Trophy for the first time. As we ready for the always

Rays 'trying to cause some chaos' in finale series

September 30, 2023

TORONTO -- With nothing at stake in the standings, the Rays figured they could spend this weekend at Rogers Centre providing rest for the regulars who need it, evaluating their young players and preparing their pitching for Tuesday’s postseason opener. But there was one way they could make life a

How this Rays player views his breakout campaign

September 29, 2023

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