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Kevin Kiermaier wins third Gold Glove Award

November 3, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The 2019 American League and National League Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners were announced tonight on ESPN’s Baseball Tonight, with Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier claiming his third Gold Glove Award (2015, 2016), tying third baseman Evan Longoria (2009, 2010, 2017) for the most in franchise

Rays announce ticket information for potential American League Championship Series

Tickets on sale today at 6 p.m. for potential ALCS home games, exclusively through raysbaseball.com
October 10, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Houston Astros will host the Tampa Bay Rays in a deciding Game 5 of the American League Division Series tonight at 7:07 p.m. at Minute Maid Park. If the Rays advance, they will host the New York Yankees at Tropicana Field for Game 3, Game

Rays Postseason Need to Know Guide

October 4, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays announce postseason fan information via the below Need to Know guide. The Rays encourage all fans to arrive early in order to avoid delays while entering the ballpark. All of the information outlined below can be found at RaysBaseball.com/NeedToKnow. Mobile Ticketing Please note, postseason

Rays announce American League Division Series ticket information

Tickets for ALDS home games on sale today at 4 p.m., exclusively through RaysBaseball.com
October 3, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays have clinched a spot in the American League Division Series with their win last night over the Oakland Athletics. The Rays will now face the Houston Astros in a best-of-five series beginning on Friday, October 4 at 2:05 p.m. ET in Houston.

Rays announce Wild Card Game roster

October 2, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Rays roster for tonight’s Wild Card Game at Oakland is below: PITCHERS (10): RH Nick Anderson, RH Diego Castillo, RH Oliver Drake, RH Tyler Glasnow, RH Charlie Morton, RH Emilio Pagán, LH Colin Poche, RH Chaz Roe, LH Blake Snell, LH Ryan Yarbrough CATCHERS (2):

Rays announce 2019 Minor League Award winners

September 23, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays have announced shortstop Wander Franco as its Minor League Player of the Year and righthander Joe Ryan as its Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Additionally, right-handed pitcher Simon Rosenblum-Larson was named the Erik Walker Community Champion. The Rays also announced the Most Valuable

Rays host Red Sox and Yankees in final homestand

Highlights Include Roberto Clemente Day and “Shirts Off Our Back” Fundraiser
September 19, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays return to Tropicana Field tomorrow to conclude their 2019 regular-season home schedule with a six-game homestand against the Boston Red Sox (September 20-23) and New York Yankees (September 24-25). The 2019 Rays season is presented by Tampa General Hospital. Friday, September 20 vs. Boston

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