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Marlins Could Trade Adeiny Hechavarria Very Soon

Jun 23, 2017 10:44 AM

The Miami Marlins are expected to trade shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria in the next few days, according to rival executives.

Miami is shopping for offers.

Hechavarria, 28, has an additional year of team control remaining. The Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles are rumored to be interested in a deal.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Miami Marlins, Tampa Bay Rays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Rays Acquire Trevor Plouffe From A's

Jun 17, 2017 12:50 PM

The Rays added some right-handed punch to their roster Saturday, acquiring infielder Trevor Plouffe from the Athletics.

The trade was announced less than two days after the Athletics designated Plouffe for assignment. Oakland will receive either a player to be named later or cash.

Plouffe batted just .214 with seven home runs in 58 games with the A's. 

ESPN.com

Tags: Tampa Bay Rays, Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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2017 MLB Draft First Round Results

Jun 13, 2017 9:11 AM

The first round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft was held on Monday night with a lot of young talent coming off the board early. Here are the full results from the first round:

  1. Twins — Royce Lewis, SS, JSerra Catholic HS (California)
  2. Reds — Hunter Greene, RHP/SS, Notre Dame HS (California)
  3. Padres — MacKenzie Gore, LHP, Whiteville HS (North Carolina)
  4. Rays — Brendan McKay, 1B/LHP, Louisville
  5. Braves — Kyle Wright, RHP, Vanderbilt
  6. Athletics — Austin Beck, OF, North Davidson HS (North Carolina)
  7. Diamondbacks — Pavin Smith, 1B, Virginia
  8. Phillies — Adam Haseley, OF, Virginia
  9. Brewers — Keston Hiura, 2B, UC Irvine
  10. Angels — Jordan Adell, OF, Ballard HS (Kentucky)
  11. White Sox — Jake Burger, 3B, Missouri State
  12. Pirates — Shane Baz, RHP, Concordia Lutheran HS (Texas)
  13. Marlins — Trevor Rogers, LHP, Carlsbad HS (New Mexico)
  14. Royals — Nick Pratto, 1B, Huntington Beach HS (California)
  15. Astros —J.B. Bukauskas, RHP, North Carolina
  16. Yankees — Clarke Schmidt, RHP, South Carolina
  17. Mariners — Evan White, 1B, Kentucky
  18. Tigers — Alex Faedo, RHP, Florida
  19. Giants — Heliot Ramos, OF, Leadership Christian Academy (Puerto Rico)
  20. Mets — David Peterson, LHP, Oregon
  21. Orioles — D.L. Hall, LHP, Valdosta HS (Georgia)
  22. Blue Jays — Logan Warmoth, SS, North Carolina
  23. Dodgers — Jeren Kendall, OF, Vanderbilt
  24. Red Sox — Tanner Houck, RHP, Missouri
  25. Nationals — Seth Romero, LHP, Houston
  26. Rangers — Bubba Thompson, OF, McGill-Toolen Catholic HS (Alabama)
  27. Cubs — Brendon Little, LHP, State College of Florida

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Rangers Nearing Sam Dyson Trade

Jun 6, 2017 8:37 AM

The Texas Rangers are nearing a trade involving Sam Dyson.

Jon Daniels told the Ben & Skin show on 105.3 The Fan that he is weighing a few offers for the reliever and that he hopes to trade Dyson within the next few days.

The Tampa Bay Rays and Minnesota Twins have been linked to Dyson.

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Rays Call Up Jose De Leon To Boost Bullpen

May 30, 2017 8:00 AM

The Tampa Bay Rays called up Jose De Leon to pitch out of the bullpen on Monday after they played a 15 inning game the day prior.

The Rays acquired De Leon from the Los Angeles Dodgers for Logan Forsythe this past winter. He had been scheduled to start for Triple-A Durham on Monday.

He tossed 69 pitches over 2.2 innings for the Rays, earning the win in a victory over the Texas Rangers despite allowing three runs.

Marc Topkin/Tampa Bay Times

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Salvador Perez Claims HBP From Chris Archer Was Intentional

May 11, 2017 9:46 AM

Salvador Perez took issue with being on the receiving end of a 96-mph errant fastball from Chris Archer on Wednesday night.

With the Tampa Bay Rays leading 7-0 in the seventh inning, Archer hit Perez in the left elbow with a pitch. Words were exchanged between the two and umpires got involved.

Archer scattered five singles and walked none, and his control is one of the reasons Perez had a problem with the pitch that hit him.

"Yeah, of course he threw at me. He's going to throw at me because I had two hits against him," Perez said. "I think he was mad. But I don't think that's the right way, you know? He never throws the first pitch inside."

Perez later called the episode "bulls---," according to the Kansas City Star.

"Honestly there was nothing malicious there," Archer said. "I've had some great interactions with him the past. He's a good hitter; I'm trying to pitch inside. There was no malicious intent with 96 mph."

ESPN

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Tampa Bay Rays, Misc Rumor

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Rays Acquire International Slot From Mariners

May 10, 2017 7:57 AM

The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired an international signing slot from the Seattle Mariners for right-hander Bryan Bonnell.

It appears as though the international slot is for this season.

The Rays will receive the 71st international pool slot, which gives the team $321,100 in added bonus money.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

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White Sox Trade Peter Bourjos To Rays

Mar 28, 2017 8:06 AM

The Chicago White Sox have traded Peter Bourjos to the Tampa Bay Rays, according to multiple reports.

The deal opens up a spot for prospect Jacob May on Chicago's Major League roster.

The reports have cash considerations heading to the White Sox.

Scott Merkin & Matt Kelly/MLB

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Rays, Yankees Interested In Trade For Nick Ahmed

Mar 22, 2017 8:17 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks are listening to offers for Nick Ahmed and the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees have been mentioned as potential destinations.

The San Diego Padres had previously been linked to Ahmed.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

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Chris Archer Won't Rejoin Team USA For WBC

Mar 20, 2017 6:48 AM

Chris Archer will not rejoin Team USA for the World Baseball Classic after being told that he would not pitch in the final round of the tournament.

Archer tweeted the news a few hours after Team USA defeated the Dominican Republic to secure a spot in the WBC semifinals.

According to FOX Sports, Team USA will go with Tanner Roark against Japan on Tuesday and Marcus Stroman would take the mound if they advance to the final game.

Archer was the starting pitcher in Team USA's WBC opener March 10 against Colombia, but he has not pitched since in the tournament. The right-hander returned to the Tampa Bay Rays this past week and pitched Thursday in a minor league game.

ESPN

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Rays Have Had Conversations About Adding Derek Norris
The Rays "continue to have conversations" about adding Derek Norris, who was placed on waivers by the Nationals over the weekend.

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Rays, Kevin Kiermaier Agree Upon Six-Year Extension
The Tampa Bay Times has reported that the deal could be worth more than $50 million.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Longoria Remains 'Upset' With Forsythe Trade
Evan Longoria is having a hard time not having Logan Forsythe on the team this season.

ESPN.com

Rays Have Made Offer To Matt Wieters
The Rays have enough interest in Matt Wieters that they've made him a formal contract offer, according to a report.

Marc Topkin/Tampa Bay Times

Rays, Nathan Eovaldi Agree To One-Year, $2M Deal
Free-agent Nathan Eovaldi is recovering from Tommy John surgery and isn't expected to pitch this season.

ESPN.com

Rays, Yankees Made Strong Pushes To Sign Sergio Romo
While he ultimately signed with the Dodgers, the Rays and Yankees made strong pushes to sign Sergio Romo this offseason.

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

Rays Have Inquired With Rangers About Jurickson Profar
The Rays have at least checked with the Rangers about the availability of Jurickson Profar, according to two sources.

Evan Grant/Dallas News

Rays Looking For Bat After Trading Logan Forsythe
The Rays would like to add a hitter after dealing Logan Forsythe to the Dodgers.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Dodgers Send Pitching Prospect To Rays For Logan Forsythe
The Dodgers have sent highly regarded prospect Jose De Leon to the Rays.

ESPN.com

Smokeless Tobacco Banned At Rays Home Games
The St. Petersburg city council has given final approval to an ordinance banning use of smokeless tobacco at organized sporting events, including games at Tropicana Field, the home of the Rays.

Associated Press

Dodgers Casting Wide Net In Search Of Second Baseman
The Dodgers continue to search for a second baseman and have begun to search beyond a trade with the Twins for Brian Dozier.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Mariners Acquire Drew Smyly From Rays For Three Players
The Mariners are sending Mallex Smith, who they acquired earlier from the Braves, infielder Carlos Vargas and left-hander Ryan Yarbrough to the Rays.

ESPN

Rays, Colby Rasmus Agree On Deal
Colby Rasmus will play some corner outfield, back up center fielder Kevin Kiermaler, and DH for the Rays.

ESPN.com

Rays Only Team To Vote Against Ratifying CBA
Major League owners have ratified baseball's new collective bargaining agreement by a 29-1 vote, according to a source.

Associated Press

Rays, Wilson Ramos Agree Upon Two-Year Contract
The deal is pending a physical, which is no certain thing as Wilson Ramos is coming off ACL and meniscus tears.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Jason Castro Has Multiple Three-Year Offers
The Twins, Orioles, Braves and Rays have been linked to Jason Castro.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Braves Also Pursuing Chris Archer, Sonny Gray
The Braves, who have already been linked to Chris Sale in reports, are also pursuing Chris Archer and Sonny Gray, according to sources.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Rays Open To Trading Evan Longoria
The Dodgers could consider Longoria if they are unable to re-sign Justin Turner.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Matt Silverman: Rays Are 'Open To Everything'
Matt Silverman says the Rays will approach the offseason with open eyes after a disappointing season.

Marc Topkin/Tampa Bay Times

Rays 'Hellbent' On Return To Contention
Matt Silverman said that a broad-based sell-off shouldn't be expected despite a disappointing 2016.

Marc Topkin/Tampa Bay Times