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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

Rays open three-team, nine-game homestand

Highlights include Ryne Stanek bottle opener and Daniel Robertson wristbands
April 15, 2019

The Tampa Bay Rays return to Tropicana Field tomorrow for a three-team, nine-game homestand against the Baltimore Orioles (April 16-18), Boston Red Sox (April 19-21) and Kansas City Royals (April 22-24). The 2019 Rays season is presented by Tampa General Hospital. Tuesday, April 16 vs. Baltimore Orioles First Pitch: 7:10

Rays sell out 14th consecutive home opener

March 27, 2019

The Tampa Bay Rays have announced the 2019 season opener on Thursday, March 28 at Tropicana Field against the Houston Astros is sold out, marking the 14th consecutive season the Rays have sold out their home opener. The 2019 Rays baseball season is presented by Tampa General Hospital. The game,

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