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Rays and Blake Snell agree to 5-year contract through 2023

March 21, 2019

The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to terms with 2018 American League Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell on a five-year, $50 million contract. The deal extends through the 2023 season, which would have been his first year of free agency, and could pay him an additional $2 million in

Rays sign Brandon Lowe to long-term contract

March 20, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays have signed infielder/outfielder Brandon Lowe to a six-year contract through 2024, with club options for the 2025 and 2026 seasons. The pact will pay Lowe at least $24 million, and up to $49 million if options are exercised and incentives are reached.

Rays announce 2019 promotional schedule

On Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Rays released the promotional schedule for the 2019 season, which features 23 unique collectibles. All fans (while supplies last) will receive a Rays Schedule Magnet on Opening Day, Thursday, March 28 vs. the Houston Astros. The Rays 2019 season is presented by Tampa General Hospital.
February 5, 2019

On Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Rays released the promotional schedule for the 2019 season, which features 23 unique collectibles. All fans (while supplies last) will receive a Rays Schedule Magnet on Opening Day, Thursday, March 28 vs. the Houston Astros. The Rays 2019 season is presented by Tampa General Hospital.Saturday

Rays single-game tickets go on sale this week

Tampa Bay Rays today announced single-game tickets for the Rays 2019 season, presented by Tampa General Hospital, will go on sale this week according to the following schedule.
February 4, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.-The Tampa Bay Rays today announced single-game tickets for the Rays 2019 season, presented by Tampa General Hospital, will go on sale this week according to the following schedule:• Friday, February 8 at 10 a.m.-Single-game tickets go on sale to the general public exclusively through raysbaseball.com.• Saturday, February

Rays announce 2019 Fan Fest details

The 2019 Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest, presented by Tampa Bay Times, is set for Saturday, February 9 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Tropicana Field.
February 1, 2019

The 2019 Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest, presented by Tampa Bay Times, is set for Saturday, February 9 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Tropicana Field. Rays Season Ticket Holders are granted early entry beginning at 10 a.m. Fan Fest is free; however, all attendees 18 years and older

Rays announce 16 internal invites to Spring Training

The Tampa Bay Rays have announced the following Minor League players have received invites to Major League Spring Training: infielder Mike Brosseau, infielder Jake Cronenworth, right-handed pitcher Oliver Drake, infielder Lucius Fox, right-handed pitcher Mike Franco, right-handed pitcher Ian Gardeck, catcher Mac James, right-handed pitcher Andrew Kittredge, first baseman Nate Lowe, left-handed pitcher Hoby Milner, left-handed pitcher Dalton Moats, left-handed pitcher Colin Poche, catcher David Rodríguez, infielder/outfielder Nick Solak, right-handed pitcher Curtis Taylor and infielder/outfielder Kean Wong.
January 31, 2019

The Tampa Bay Rays have announced the following Minor League players have received invites to Major League Spring Training: infielder Mike Brosseau, infielder Jake Cronenworth, right-handed pitcher Oliver Drake, infielder Lucius Fox, right-handed pitcher Mike Franco, right-handed pitcher Ian Gardeck, catcher Mac James, right-handed pitcher Andrew Kittredge, first baseman Nate

Rays announce five additional invites to Spring Training

The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to terms with the following players on Minor League contracts with an invitation to Major League spring training: infielder Emilio Bonifacio, right-handed pitcher Ricardo Pinto, right-handed pitcher Casey Sadler, right-handed pitcher Luis Santos and right-handed pitcher Cole Sulser.
January 28, 2019

The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to terms with the following players on Minor League contracts with an invitation to Major League spring training: infielder Emilio Bonifacio, right-handed pitcher Ricardo Pinto, right-handed pitcher Casey Sadler, right-handed pitcher Luis Santos and right-handed pitcher Cole Sulser.Bonifacio, 33, is a career .256/.313/.333 (669-for-2,610)

Rays to make Tropicana Field first cash-free sports venue in North America

The Tampa Bay Rays announced today that, in collaboration with hospitality partner Levy and analytics and emerging tech firm E15, Tropicana Field will become the first cash-free sports venue in North America.
January 25, 2019

The Tampa Bay Rays announced today that, in collaboration with hospitality partner Levy and analytics and emerging tech firm E15, Tropicana Field will become the first cash-free sports venue in North America.Tropicana Field's concessions, team stores, box office, and all other points-of-sale will operate cash-free in 2019. The move follows

Rays Fan Fest experiences on sale this week

The 2019 Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest, presented by Tampa Bay Times, is set for Saturday, February 9 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Tropicana Field.
January 23, 2019

The 2019 Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest, presented by Tampa Bay Times, is set for Saturday, February 9 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Tropicana Field. Rays Season Ticket Holders are granted early entry beginning at 10 a.m. Fan Fest is free; however, all attendees 18 years and older

Rays sign Avisaíl García to one-year contract

The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million contract with free agent outfielder Avisaíl García (ah-vee-sigh-EEL). He has a chance to earn an additional $2.5 million in incentives. To make room on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Oliver Drake was designated for assignment.
January 18, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million contract with free agent outfielder Avisaíl García (ah-vee-sigh-EEL). He has a chance to earn an additional $2.5 million in incentives. To make room on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Oliver Drake was designated for assignment.García,

Rays name Minor League coaching staffs for 2019

The Tampa Bay Rays have named the Minor League on-field coaching and medical staffs for the 2019 season.
January 18, 2019

The Tampa Bay Rays have named the Minor League on-field coaching and medical staffs for the 2019 season. Among the organizational changes are Craig Albernaz (field) and Tomas Francisco (catching) moving into roles as minor league coordinators, Brady Williams managing Triple-A Durham, Reinaldo Ruiz managing Class-A Bowling Green and Rafael

First workout dates, photo days, game times announced for 2019 Spring Training

Following are the first workout dates, subject to change, both for pitchers and catchers and full squads of the 30 Major League Clubs for 2019 Spring Training presented by Camping World.
January 16, 2019

Following are the first workout dates, subject to change, both for pitchers and catchers and full squads of the 30 Major League Clubs for 2019 Spring Training presented by Camping World. First is a listing for American League and National League Clubs, followed by a listing by Grapefruit League and

Rays announce Spring Training ticket specials

The Tampa Bay Rays today announced value-laden ticket promotions and specials for spring training home games at Charlotte Sports Park.
January 15, 2019

The Tampa Bay Rays today announced value-laden ticket promotions and specials for spring training home games at Charlotte Sports Park. The Rays 2019 spring training season is presented by Visit Tampa Bay. Single-game tickets go on sale this Friday, January 18 at 10 a.m., exclusively through raysbaseball.com. Rays ticket specials offered

Rays agree to terms with three players for 2019

The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to terms for the 2019 season with three of their four arbitration-eligible players: third baseman Matt Duffy, right-handed relief pitcher Chaz Roe and catcher Mike Zunino. The Rays will proceed to arbitration with outfielder Tommy Pham.
January 11, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.-The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to terms for the 2019 season with three of their four arbitration-eligible players: third baseman Matt Duffy, right-handed relief pitcher Chaz Roe and catcher Mike Zunino. The Rays will proceed to arbitration with outfielder Tommy Pham.Duffy, 27, has hit at least .290

Rays and Rowdies announce personnel moves

On Tuesday, Tampa Bay Rays Presidents Brian Auld and Matt Silverman announced several personnel changes within the organization.
January 8, 2019

On Tuesday, Tampa Bay Rays Presidents Brian Auld and Matt Silverman announced several personnel changes within the organization: • Rafaela A. Amador has been promoted to vice president, public affairs; • Dave Haller has been promoted to vice president, communications; • Barry Newell has been promoted to senior director, business

Rays announce renovations to Tropicana Field

Today the Tampa Bay Rays announced a new series of capital improvements and renovations for Tropicana Field, featuring the reconfiguration of the ballpark's seating capacity to an estimated 25,000-26,000.
January 4, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.-Today the Tampa Bay Rays announced a new series of capital improvements and renovations for Tropicana Field, featuring the reconfiguration of the ballpark's seating capacity to an estimated 25,000-26,000. The renovations are headlined by the creation of the Left Field Ledge-a new area in the lower seating bowl

Rays sign Charlie Morton to two-year contract

The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a two-year, $30 million contract with free agent right-handed pitcher Charlie Morton. The contract includes a club option for the 2021 season.
December 21, 2018

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a two-year, $30 million contract with free agent right-handed pitcher Charlie Morton. The contract includes a club option for the 2021 season.Morton, 35, went 15-3 with a 3.13 ERA (167-IP, 58-ER) and 201 strikeouts in 30 starts with the

Rays complete three-team trade with Athletics, Rangers

The Tampa Bay Rays have completed a three-team trade with the Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers, acquiring right-handed pitcher Emilio Pagán and a Competitive Balance Round A draft pick (No. 38 overall) from Oakland and minor-league right-handed pitcher Rollie Lacy from Texas.
December 21, 2018

The Tampa Bay Rays have completed a three-team trade with the Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers, acquiring right-handed pitcher Emilio Pagán and a Competitive Balance Round A draft pick (No. 38 overall) from Oakland and minor-league right-handed pitcher Rollie Lacy from Texas. In exchange, the Rays traded to Texas minor

Rays acquire Yandy Díaz in 3-team trade

The Tampa Bay Rays have completed a three-team trade with the Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners, acquiring infielder Yandy Díaz and minor league right-handed pitcher Cole Sulser from Cleveland in exchange for first baseman Jake Bauers (to Cleveland) and cash considerations (to Seattle).
December 13, 2018

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.-The Tampa Bay Rays have completed a three-team trade with the Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners, acquiring infielder Yandy Díaz and minor league right-handed pitcher Cole Sulser from Cleveland in exchange for first baseman Jake Bauers (to Cleveland) and cash considerations (to Seattle).In addition, the Indians traded designated

Rays mourn loss of Jim Hoff

Yesterday, longtime Tampa Bay Rays field coordinator Jim Hoff passed away unexpectedly in Tampa. He was 73.
December 11, 2018

Yesterday, longtime Tampa Bay Rays field coordinator Jim Hoff passed away unexpectedly in Tampa. He was 73."With heavy hearts, we mourn the untimely death of Jim Hoff," said Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Erik Neander. "Hoffy spent more than 50 years in professional baseball, and served

Rays finalize 2019 Major League coaching staff

The Tampa Bay Rays and Manager Kevin Cash today finalized their Major League coaching staff for 2019. Paul Hoover has been promoted to Major League field coordinator, and Jonathan Erlichman will serve as process and analytics coach. In addition, the Rays hired Justin Su'a as Major League mental skills coach.
December 4, 2018

The Tampa Bay Rays and Manager Kevin Cash today finalized their Major League coaching staff for 2019. Paul Hoover has been promoted to Major League field coordinator, and Jonathan Erlichman will serve as process and analytics coach. In addition, the Rays hired Justin Su'a as Major League mental skills coach.Hoover,

Rays announce three invites to Spring Training

The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to terms with the following players on Minor League contracts with an invitation to Major League Spring Training: catcher Anthony Bemboom, left-handed pitcher Ryan Merritt and outfielder Jake Smolinski. In addition, the Rays have agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Ryan Sherriff on a Minor League contract.
November 26, 2018

The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to terms with the following players on Minor League contracts with an invitation to Major League Spring Training: catcher Anthony Bemboom, left-handed pitcher Ryan Merritt and outfielder Jake Smolinski. In addition, the Rays have agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Ryan Sherriff on a

Rays hire Rodney Linares as third-base coach

The Tampa Bay Rays have hired Rodney Linares as third-base coach as part of Manager Kevin Cash's coaching staff for 2019.
November 21, 2018

The Tampa Bay Rays have hired Rodney Linares as third-base coach as part of Manager Kevin Cash's coaching staff for 2019.Linares, 41, enters his 23rd season in professional baseball, 21st as a coach or manager, and his first assignment at the Major League level. He joins the Rays organization from

Rays add five players to 40-man roster; DFA Cron

In advance of tonight's reserve list deadline, the Tampa Bay Rays have selected five players to their 40-man roster: left-handed pitcher Kyle Bird, left-handed pitcher Brock Burke, right-handed pitcher Ian Gibaut, outfielder Joe McCarthy and outfielder Jesús Sánchez. In addition, the Rays designated first baseman C.J. Cron, right-handed pitcher Oliver Drake and left-handed pitcher Hoby Milner for assignment. Right-handed pitcher José Mujica has been outrighted to the Minor Leagues and is no longer on the 40-man roster. Tonight's moves bring the Rays 40-man roster to its full capacity.
November 20, 2018

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- In advance of tonight's reserve list deadline, the Tampa Bay Rays have selected five players to their 40-man roster: left-handed pitcher Kyle Bird, left-handed pitcher Brock Burke, right-handed pitcher Ian Gibaut, outfielder Joe McCarthy and outfielder Jesús Sánchez. In addition, the Rays designated first baseman C.J.

Blake Snell wins American League Cy Young Award

The Baseball Writers' Association of America tonight announced left-handed pitcher Blake Snell as the winner of the 2018 American League Cy Young Award.
November 14, 2018

The Baseball Writers' Association of America tonight announced left-handed pitcher Blake Snell as the winner of the 2018 American League Cy Young Award. Snell received 17 first-place votes, 11 second-place votes and two third-place votes for a total of 169 points in the 7-4-3-2-1 scoring system. Right-handed pitcher Justin Verlander