Tampa Bay Rays

Stadium: Tropicana Field | Manager: Joe Maddon
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Report: Rays sign Ronald Belisario to minor-league deal
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Rays have signed pitcher Ronald Belisario to a minor-league deal with an invitiation to spring training, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Belisaro made 62 appearances with the White Sox in 2014, posting a 4-8 record, 5.56 ERA and 47:18 K:BB ratio in 66 1/3 innings. He'll compete for a bullpen spot during the spring.

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Report: Rays hold workout for Moncada, still unlikely to sign him
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Rays held a private workout Wednesday for Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Rays baseball operations president Matt Silverman was in attendance to watch Moncada's workout.

However, despite bringing in Moncada for a workout, it still seems unlikely the Rays will sign the 19-year-old prospect. Silverman acknowledged last week they had interest in Moncada, but were not likely "to be the winners of an auction.''

Moncada is expected to get a deal worth at least $30 million to $40 million. He has reportedly worked out for several teams, including the Dodgers, Yankees, Red Sox and Giants.

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Rays acquire Mike Marjama from the White Sox
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The Rays have acquired catcher Mike Marjama from the White Sox, according to the Tampa Bay Times

In return, the White Sox will receive a player to be named later or cash. The 24-year-old Marjama hit .266/.292/.383 over 262 plate appearances in High-A last year. 

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Matt Moore targeting June return
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Rays pitcher Matt Moore is targeting a June return, according to MLB.com.

Moore underwent Tommy John surgery last season, but was able to throw off a mound for the first time on Tuesday. Moore said he's hoping he can return to a major-league mound in June. "I hope June, [to pitch] in a Major League game, he said. "I think that's about right -- 14 months [after the surgery]. So we should know a lot more in the next month as I start to get on the hill and things have a chance to respond."

Moore started just two games last season before undergoing surgery.

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Rays pitcher Matt Moore begins throwing off mound
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

Rays pitcher Matt Moore took a significant step forward in his receovery from Tommy John surgery when he threw off a mound Tuesday, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

"It felt pretty good," Moore said.

Moore had the surgery in April and said he is pleased with the progress he has made.

"I would have thought a while ago I would have been nervous, but I was looking forward to it," Moore said. "And I felt like I had a lot more that could have come out. That's a feeling I've had the last month or so, and that's a feeling I like to have. I think we're in a good spot right now."

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