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Rays Announce New Ticket Packs for the 2020 Season

February 19, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays have announced three new ticket packs for the Rays 2020 season. All three ticket packs will be available for purchase starting Monday, February 24 at 10 a.m. in the MLB Ballpark app and at RaysBaseball.com/ticketpacks. Ballpark Pass—A flexible and affordable new way for fans

Rays single-game tickets on sale this week

MLB Ballpark app to be the one-stop shop for tickets and fan experience at Tropicana Field
February 18, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays today announced single-game tickets for the Rays 2020 season will go on sale this week according to the following schedule: Friday, February 21 at 10 a.m.—Single-game tickets go on sale to the general public in the MLB Ballpark app and RaysBaseball.com. Find

Statement from the Tampa Bay Rays

February 10, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- In response to the Tampa Bay Rays meeting with officials from the City of Tampa and Hillsborough County this afternoon, the Rays have issued the following statement: “Today, we took a meaningful step toward securing the future of Rays baseball in Tampa Bay beyond 2027. We

Rays acquire Margot, Driscoll from Padres for Pagán

February 8, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired outfielder Manuel Margot and minor league catcher/outfielder Logan Driscoll from the San Diego Padres in exchange for right-handed pitcher Emilio Pagán. Margot (MAHR-go), 25, hit .234/.304/.387 (93-for-398) with 19 doubles, 12 home runs and 37 RBI in 151 games (98 starts,

Rays announce 2020 promotional schedule

Six player bobbleheads form 2020 collectible bobblehead series
February 4, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays have released the promotional schedule for the 2020 season, which features 22 unique items. This year’s promotional schedule includes six player bobbleheads that form the 2020 Collectible Bobblehead Series, seven kids giveaways, five items exclusively for Rays Rookies Kids Club members and two theme-ticket

Statement From Principal Owner Stuart Sternberg

February 3, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—Rays Principal Owner Stuart Sternberg has issued the following statement after the Houston Astros’ hiring of James Click: “We wish James and his family well, and we thank him for his 15 years of great work with our organization. The departure of another talented, senior Rays executive is

Rays announce 2020 Fan Fest details

Autograph passes are sold out
February 3, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The 2020 Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest, scheduled for Saturday, February 8 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Tropicana Field, will feature over 65 current and former major league players and coaches at various stations throughout the day along with Rays mascots Raymond and DJ Kitty. Rays

Rays announce additional invites to Spring Training

February 3, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to terms with right-handed pitchers Dylan Covey and John Curtiss on minor league contracts with invitations to major league spring training. In addition, the Rays have agreed to terms on a minor league contract, without a non-roster invite, with outfielder

Free tickets for Rays Fan Fest now available on the Ballpark app

January 28, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays today announced additional details for the annual Fan Fest event scheduled for Saturday, February 8 at Tropicana Field from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year’s Fan Fest will again be held on the field and include the Charity Yard Sale and

Rays name Minor League coaching staffs for 2020

Announce promotions and new hires within baseball operations
January 27, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays have named the minor league on-field coaching and medical staffs for the 2020 season. Below are the organizational changes and new hires for minor league coordinator roles: • Field coordinator Alejandro Freire, spent last season as a coach of Short-A Hudson Valley; • Hitting

Rays announce Spring Training ticket information

Single-Game Tickets Go on Sale this Friday, January 17 at 10 a.m.
January 14, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays today announced ticket information for spring training home games at Charlotte Sports Park. The Rays 2020 spring training season is presented by Visit Tampa Bay. Single-game tickets go on sale this Friday, January 17 at 10 a.m., exclusively through RaysBaseball.com. Single-game tickets will be

Rays Announce Five Invites To Spring Training

January 13, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to terms with the following players on minor league contracts with an invitation to major league spring training: catchers Chris Herrmann and Kevan Smith, outfielder Ryan LaMarre, right-handed pitcher Aaron Slegers and left-handed pitcher D.J. Snelten. In addition, the Rays have agreed

Rays agree to terms with five players for 2020

January 10, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to terms for the 2020 season with all five of their arbitration-eligible players: right-handed pitcher Oliver Drake, right-handed pitcher Tyler Glasnow, right-handed pitcher Chaz Roe, outfielder Hunter Renfroe and infielder Daniel Robertson. Drake, 32, was a non-roster invite to spring training last

Rays complete three-player trade with Astros

January 9, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired minor league right-handed pitcher Peyton Battenfield and minor league outfielder Cal Stevenson from the Houston Astros in exchange for right-handed pitcher Austin Pruitt. Battenfield, 22, was selected by the Astros in the ninth round of the 2019 June Draft out of Oklahoma

Rays acquire Martínez, Arozarena from Cardinals

January 9, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired first baseman/designated hitter José Martínez, outfielder Randy Arozarena and a Competitive Balance Round A draft pick (No. 38 overall) from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for minor league left-handed pitcher Matthew Liberatore, minor league catcher Edgardo Rodriguez and a Competitive Balance

Rays and Rowdies announce personnel moves

January 9, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—Tampa Bay Rays Presidents Brian Auld and Matt Silverman today announced several personnel changes within the organization:

  • Lee Cohen has been promoted to President, Tampa Bay Rowdies;
  • Barry Newell has been promoted to Vice President, Business Operations & Analytics, Tampa Bay Rays;
  • David Egles has

Rays Sign Yoshitomo Tsutsugo To Two-Year Contract

December 16, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays have signed free agent third baseman/outfielder Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (yo-shee-toe-moe tsoo-TSOO-go) to a two-year, $12 million contract. He will wear No. 25. Tsutsugo, 28, spent 10 seasons with the Yokohama DeNA BayStars in Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball Organization (NPB), batting .285/.382/.528 (977-for-3,426) with 195 doubles,

Rays to bring the magic of Rays baseball to local nonprofits this holiday season

December 16, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays will bring holiday cheer and the magic of Rays baseball to several local nonprofit organizations, with special holiday-themed events planned this week. Please see below for details on each event. Monday, December 16—The Rays Employee Community Outreach Team will visit Daystar Life Center in

Rays complete five-player trade with Padres

December 6, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired outfielder Hunter Renfroe, minor league infielder Xavier Edwards and a player to be named from the San Diego Padres in exchange for outfielder Tommy Pham and infielder/right-handed pitcher Jake Cronenworth. Following the trade, the Rays 40-man roster stands at 38

Press release: Statement from principal owner Stuart Sternberg

December 4, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — In response to the memo sent by St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman earlier today, Rays Principal Owner Stuart Sternberg issued the following statement: “We agree generally with Mayor Kriseman’s characterization of our months of conversations, though we would like to clarify two points. First, we do

Rays Acquire Brian O’Grady From Reds

November 27, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired first baseman/outfielder Brian O’Grady from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for a player to be named and cash considerations. To make room on the 40-man roster, first baseman Jesús Aguilar was designated for assignment. O’Grady, 27, spent most of last season with

Rays agree to terms with Mike Zunino for 2020

November 25, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to terms with catcher Mike Zunino on a $4.5 million contract for the 2020 season, avoiding arbitration. The deal includes a 2021 club option worth another $4.5 million, with the potential to grow to $5.25 million with incentives. Zunino (zoo-NEE-no),

RAYS ADD FIVE PLAYERS TO 40-MAN ROSTER, DESIGNATE DUFFY FOR ASSIGNMENT, COMPLETE TRADES WITH PHILLIES, REDS

November 20, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—In advance of tonight’s reserve list deadline, the Tampa Bay Rays have selected five players to their 40-man roster: infielders Vidal Bruján, Lucius Fox and Kevin Padlo, infielder/right-handed pitcher Jake Cronenworth and catcher Ronaldo Hernández. In addition, minor league infielder Curtis Mead was acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies

Rays add five players to 40-man roster, designate Duffy for assignment, complete trades with Phillies, Reds

November 20, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- In advance of tonight’s reserve list deadline, the Tampa Bay Rays have selected five players to their 40-man roster: infielders Vidal Bruján, Lucius Fox and Kevin Padlo, infielder/right-handed pitcher Jake Cronenworth and catcher Ronaldo Hernández. In addition, minor league infielder Curtis Mead was acquired from the

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