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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

Rays host Athletics, Angels in seven-game homestand

Highlights include Pride Night and Dog Day at the Rays
June 7, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Rays return to Tropicana Field on Monday to host the Oakland Athletics (June 10-12) and Los Angeles Angels (June 13-16) in a seven-game homestand. The 2019 Rays season is presented by Tampa General Hospital. Monday, June 10 vs. Oakland Athletics First Pitch: 7:10 p.m. Gates

Rays select shortstop Greg Jones (No. 22) in first round of 2019 MLB First-Year Player Draft

June 3, 2019

The Tampa Bay Rays have selected shortstop Greg Jones from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with the No. 22 pick in the first round of 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

Rays and Suncoast Credit Union partner for 12th season of Reading with the Rays

May 29, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—This summer, the Rays and Suncoast Credit Union will host the 12th season of Reading with the Rays—Read Your Way to the Ballpark, an incentive-based reading program that encourages Pre-K to 12th grade students to avoid summer learning loss by reading for 24 hours during the summer months.

Rays Host Blue Jays, Twins in Seven-game Homestand

Highlights Include Tommy Pham Bobblehead and Kids Arm Sleeve
May 24, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Rays return to Tropicana Field on Monday to host the Toronto Blue Jays (May 27–29) and Minnesota Twins (May 30–June 2) in a seven-game homestand. The 2019 Rays season is presented by Tampa General Hospital. Monday, May 27 vs. Toronto Blue Jays First Pitch: 1:10 p.m. Gates

Rays Host Dodgers in Two-Game Series

May 20, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Rays return to Tropicana Field tomorrow to host the Los Angeles Dodgers (May 21-22) for a two-game homestand. The 2019 Rays season is presented by Tampa General Hospital. Tuesday, May 21 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers First Pitch: 7:10 p.m. Gates Open: 5:40 p.m. Ticket Special: Salute to

Rays acquire catcher Erik Kratz from Giants

May 16, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired catcher Erik Kratz and cash considerations from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Kratz will join the Rays tomorrow in New York, and catcher Anthony Bemboom will be placed on the 10-day

Rays and Suncoast Credit Union continue to offer co-branded credit and debit cards for 2019 season

May 13, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays, in partnership with Suncoast Credit Union, are continuing to offer official Rays credit and debit cards during the 2019 season. The co-branded credit and debit cards are available in several Rays designs—including players in action and mascot DJ Kitty—and provide all of the benefits

Statement from the Tampa Bay Rays

May 12, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Below is a statement on the delay at Tropicana Field during today’s Rays-Yankees game. Please attribute the statement to the Tampa Bay Rays. “During the ninth inning of today’s game, Tropicana Field experienced a power outage stemming from a failure of a main switch into the

Rays acquire catcher Travis d’Arnaud from Dodgers

May 10, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired catcher Travis d’Arnaud (dahr-NOH) from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for cash considerations. To make room on the 40-man roster, infielder Matt Duffy (left hamstring tightness) was transferred from the 10-day to the 60-day injured list. A corresponding move to the

Rays six-game homestand vs D-backs, Yankees

May 3, 2019

The Rays return to Tropicana Field on Monday to host the Arizona Diamondbacks (May 6-8) and New York Yankees (May 10-12) in a six-game homestand. The 2019 Rays season is presented by Tampa General Hospital. Monday, May 6 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks First Pitch: 7:10 p.m. Gates Open: 5:40 p.m. Ticket