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Rays Announce Postseason Ticket Information

September 17, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays today announced ticket information for potential 2019 postseason games to be played at Tropicana Field, including the American League Wild Card Game on Wednesday, October 2. Starting today, fans can visit RaysBaseball.com/postseason and register for the Postseason Ticket Opportunity – a chance to purchase

KEVIN KIERMAIER NAMED RAYS NOMINEE FOR THE 2019 ROBERTO CLEMENTE AWARD

September 12, 2019

September 12, 2019 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—Major League Baseball today announced that Kevin Kiermaier was named the Tampa Bay Rays 2019 nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award, the most prestigious individual award for major league players. The Roberto Clemente Award is the annual recognition of a major league player who best

Duke Energy's Victories for Veterans program to recognize nine nonprofits with $105,000

September 6, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—For the fourth consecutive season, the Duke Energy Foundation committed $1,000 for every Rays win this season to charities that support veterans in the community through the Victories for Veterans program, a unique partnership with the Tampa Bay Rays. A total of $105,000 of grants and sponsorship funds

Rays hosting supply drive to benefit Hurricane Dorian victims

September 5, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays are hosting a supply drive benefitting the victims of Hurricane Dorian which hit the Bahamas as a Category 5 storm. The supply drive will take place this weekend on Friday, September 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, September 7 from

Rays announce several baseball operations promotions

September 5, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Today the Tampa Bay Rays made several promotions within their Baseball Operations department. Carlos Rodriguez has been promoted to Vice President, Player Development and International Scouting. Mitch Lukevics has been promoted to Senior Advisor, Player Development/Baseball Operations. Jeff McLerran has been promoted to Director, Minor League

Rays continue three-team, 10-game homestand

Highlights Include Labor Day Matinee, Tuesday Single-Admission Doubleheader
September 1, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays continue a three-team, 10-game homestand tomorrow against the Baltimore Orioles at 1:10 p.m. The 2019 Rays season is presented by Tampa General Hospital. Monday, September 2 vs. Baltimore Orioles

  • First Pitch: 1:10 p.m.
  • Gates Open: 11:40 a.m.
  • Ticket Special: Salute to

Rays vs. Orioles series update

August 31, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—With Hurricane Dorian causing severe weather conditions throughout the southeastern U.S., the Tampa Bay Rays and Major League Baseball have adjusted the schedule for the three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field. The game on Monday, September 2 at 1:10 p.m. will be played as currently

Rays open three-team, 10-game homestand tomorrow

Rays to Honor Vincent J. Naimoli, Blake Bivens Family Pregame Friday
August 29, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays open their three-team, 10-game homestand tomorrow against the Cleveland Indians at 7:10 p.m. Due to the pending arrival of Hurricane Dorian, the Rays and Major League Baseball will provide more details on the remainder of the homestand at a later time. The

Statements on the passing of Vincent J. Naimoli 

August 26, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The original owner and CEO of the Tampa Bay Rays, Vincent J. Naimoli, passed away last night at the age of 81. Statement from the Tampa Bay Rays: “The Tampa Bay Rays are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former owner and CEO, Vince

RAYS ANNOUNCE 2020 SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE

August 19, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays today released their spring training schedule for 2020, the team’s 12th Grapefruit League season at Charlotte Sports Park. The schedule features 32 official Grapefruit League games, including 16 home games at Charlotte Sports Park. The Rays schedule is subject to change, and game times

Rays host Tigers and Mariners during six-game homestand

Highlights Include Willy Adames Bobblehead and Raymond Keychain
August 15, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays return to Tropicana Field tomorrow to host the Detroit Tigers (August 16-18) and Seattle Mariners (August 19-21) in a six-game homestand. The 2019 Rays season is presented by Tampa General Hospital. Friday, August 16 vs. Detroit Tigers First Pitch: 7:10 p.m. Gates Open: 5:40

RAYS ANNOUNCE 2020 REGULAR-SEASON SCHEDULE

August 12, 2019

Rays to Host Pirates in 11th Straight Opening Day at Tropicana Field on March 26 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays have released their 2020 regular-season schedule, and for the 11th consecutive season will play at home on Opening Day as the Pittsburgh Pirates visit for a three-game series beginning

Rays complete four-player trade with Marlins

July 31, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired right-handed pitchers Nick Anderson and Trevor Richards from the Miami Marlins in exchange for outfielder Jesús Sánchez and right-handed pitcher Ryne Stanek. Anderson, 29, went 2-4 with a 3.92 ERA (43.2-IP, 19-ER) and 69 strikeouts (14.22 SO/9 IP ratio) in 45 appearances

Rays trade Adam Kolarek to Dodgers

July 31, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays have traded left-handed pitcher Adam Kolarek to the Dodgers in exchange for minor league outfielder Niko Hulsizer. Hulsizer, 22, split the season between Class-A Great Lakes in the Midwest League and Class-A Rancho Cucamonga in the California League, batting .265/.376/.554 (78-for-294) with 23 doubles,

Rays acquire Jesús Aguilar from Brewers

July 31, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired first baseman Jesús Aguilar from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for right-handed pitcher Jake Faria. Aguilar, 29, has spent the last three seasons with the Brewers, batting .261/.339/.492 (259-for-993) with 49 doubles, 59 home runs and 194 RBI over that span.

Rays acquire Eric Sogard from Blue Jays

July 28, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired infielder Eric Sogard from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for two players to be named. In addition, the Rays have traded right-handed pitcher Ian Gibaut to the Texas Rangers in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations. Sogard,

Rays complete three-player trade with Indians

July 28, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired minor league outfielder Ruben Cardenas and international slot money from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for infielder Christian Arroyo and right-handed pitcher Hunter Wood. Cardenas, 21, is batting .284/.343/.475 (91-for-320) with 19 doubles, six triples, 10 home runs and 54 RBI in

Rays place Blake Snell on 10-day injured list

July 25, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—Left-handed pitcher Blake Snell has been placed on the 10-day IL, retroactive to Monday, July 22, due to loose bodies in his left elbow. Dr. Koco Eaton will perform arthroscopic surgery on Monday, July 29 in St. Petersburg to remove the loose bodies. The Rays anticipate that Snell

Rays acquire Peter Fairbanks from Rangers

July 13, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired right-handed pitcher Peter Fairbanks from the Texas Rangers in exchange for minor league infielder/outfielder Nick Solak. To make room on the 40-man roster, infielder Christian Arroyo (right forearm tendinitis) was transferred to the 60-day IL. Fairbanks will be assigned to Triple-A Durham.

Applications open for Duke Energy's Victories for Veterans program

July 10, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Starting today, Duke Energy will be accepting applications from nonprofit organizations working to support veterans in the community to receive funds raised through its 2019 Victories for Veterans program. Through this program, Duke Energy contributes $1,000 for every Rays regular season win to organizations serving veterans.

Rays sign brief in support of LGBTQ+ community

July 2, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays and Tampa Bay Rowdies are two of three sports teams to sign on to an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court stating that LGBTQ+ people are – and should be – protected from discrimination. The brief speaks to a trio of cases

Rays open three-team, 10-game homestand

Highlights include $2 tickets, peanuts and soft drinks for Rays vs. Orioles series, July 1-3
June 27, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays return to Tropicana Field tomorrow for a three-team, 10-game homestand against the Texas Rangers (June 28-30), Baltimore Orioles (July 1-3) and New York Yankees (July 4-7). The 2019 Rays season is presented by Tampa General Hospital. Friday, June 28 vs. Texas Rangers First Pitch:

Brandon Lowe creates 'Home Runs for Hope' campaign to benefit Crisis Center of Tampa Bay

June 27, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—This season, for every home run Rays infielder Brandon Lowe hits, he and his wife, Madison, will donate $100 to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. The Rays Baseball Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization and the official charity of the Rays, will also contribute $100 per home run in

Rays sign first-round Draft pick Greg Jones

June 11, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays have signed shortstop Greg Jones, the No. 22 overall selection from the 2019 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Jones, 21, hit .341/.491/.543 (76-for-223) with 12 doubles, nine triples, five home runs, 36 RBI and 42 stolen bases in 63 games (62 starts) as

Rays-Rowdies doubleheader on Saturday, June 15

June 10, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays and Tampa Bay Rowdies will hold their first-ever doubleheader Saturday, June 15 with a combined ticket offer to see both teams in action on the same day. The Rays will host the Los Angeles Angels at 1:10 p.m. on June 15, followed