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Top Rays News
Rays' Pete Fairbanks: No structural damage in hip
MRI results received Tuesday on Fairbanks' left hip revealed no structural damage, Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Sun reports.
It certainly is good news for Fairbanks, who landed on the injured list for the second time this season Monday due to inflammation in his left hip. Fairbanks will receive a cortisone injection in his hip and will be shut down from throwing for at least a week. Once the Rays see how Fairbanks responds to treatment, a clearer picture should emerge regarding a throwing program and return date.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Jose Siri: Off day Tuesday
Siri isn't starting Tuesday against the Cubs, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
After putting up a .971 OPS over the last seven days, Siri will get a breather Tuesday against Kyle Hendricks and the Cubs. Manuel Margot will get the starting nod in center field and bat eighth.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Taylor Walls: Off Tuesday
Walls isn't starting Tuesday against the Cubs, sMarc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Walls has been in a cold spell at the plate recently, slashing just .152/.263/.212 over the past two weeks. Isaac Paredes will take over as Tampa Bay's third baseman Tuesday and bat sixth.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Yandy Diaz: Takes seat Tuesday
Diaz isn't starting Tuesday against the Cubs, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Diaz is 5-for-17 with a homer and three RBI since returning to Tampa Bay's lineup Friday. He'll get a breather Tuesday as Luke Raley picks up a start at first base while batting seventh.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Christian Bethancourt: Sitting Tuesday
Bethancourt isn't in the Rays' lineup Tuesday against the Cubs, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Bethancourt has been seeing the ball well lately, logging a 1.133 OPS across 15 plate appearances over the past week. He'll get a day off Tuesday in favor of Francsico Mejia, who will bat ninth.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Wander Franco: Records 19th theft
Franco went 1-for-4 with a stolen base Monday in a loss to the Cubs.
Franco notched Tampa Bay's only hit of the game, breaking up Marcus Stroman's no-hitter in the seventh inning with a leadoff single. The speedy shortstop proceeded to steal second base but didn't advance any further. Franco extended his hitting streak to six games with the base knock, and he's swiped five bags over that span. He ranks third in the majors with 19 thefts on the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Taj Bradley: Impresses but takes loss
Bradley (3-2) was tagged with the loss against the Cubs on Monday, allowing an unearned run on three hits and one walk while striking out eight batters over 5.2 innings.
A fourth-inning Tampa Bay error helped Chicago notch the game's only run, resulting in Bradley taking his second career loss despite another strong outing. The rookie righty tossed a season-high 5.2 frames to fall one out shy of his first quality start, and he punched out eight batters while walking only one. Bradley's pitch count is being kept in check -- the 90 pitches he threw Monday marked a campaign high -- but he's still been able to complete at least five innings in all but one of his six starts. Overall, he has looked every bit deserving of a big-league rotation spot, compiling a 3.60 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 42:5 K:BB over 30 innings.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Shawn Armstrong: Thriving early on during rehab
Armstrong (neck) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham on May 16 and has struck out six over six innings while allowing two runs on one hit and two walks through his first five appearances.
Since he's been sidelined since spring training with the neck injury, Armstrong will be eligible for activation from the 60-day injured list whenever the Rays deem him ready. The right-hander has looked sharp over the course of his rehab assignment and could work his way back into Tampa Bay's late-inning mix, which looks more unsettled at the moment after closer Pete Fairbanks (hip) was placed on the 15-day IL on Monday.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Set to undergo MRI
Fairbanks will undergo an MRI on his left hip, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Fairbanks was placed on the 15-day injured list Monday with left hip inflammation, but that was just an initial diagnosis and more will be known Tuesday following testing. Jason Adam will be the Rays' primary closer option while Fairbanks is on the shelf.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Harold Ramirez: Takes seat Monday
Ramirez is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Cubs.
Ramirez will cede designated-hitter duties to Luke Raley in the series opener in Chicago. The Rays turned to Ramirez at DH for both of the final two games of their weekend series with the Dodgers, with the 28-year-old going 4-for-10 with a home run between those contests to raise his season-long average up to .295.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Isaac Paredes: Heads to bench Monday
Paredes is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Cubs.
Though Paredes made two straight starts at third base to close out the weekend series with the Dodgers and went 4-for-9 with a home run, a double and four RBI between those contests, he now finds himself on the bench for the third time in five contests. Paredes' downturn in playing time likely has less to do with his performance and more to do with Taylor Walls', who has seemingly moved out of a utility role and into a near-everyday gig. Paredes shouldn't fall out of the lineup entirely due to Walls' ability to pick up reps at second base and shortstop, but because he provides similar production to Paredes at the plate in addition to offering an upgrade as a defender and baserunner, Walls could become the preferred option at the hot corner more often than not.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Trevor Kelley: Summoned from Triple-A
The Rays recalled Kelley from Triple-A Durham on Monday, Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Sun reports.
Kelley was just optioned Sunday but is back one day later to replace Pete Fairbanks (hip), who was placed on the 15-day injured list. He's posted a 5.40 ERA and 5:3 K:BB over 10 innings with the Rays this season.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Back to IL with hip issue
The Rays placed Fairbanks on the 15-day injured list Monday with left hip inflammation, Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Sun reports.
The move is retroactive to May 28, leaving Fairbanks eligible for activation June 12. It's unclear at this point whether he will be ready at that time, however. With Fairbanks on the IL for the second time this month, Jason Adam will move to the top of the Rays' bullpen pecking order.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Junior Caminero: Promoted to Double-A
Caminero was promoted to Double-A Montgomery on Sunday, Ben Badler of Baseball America reports.
Caminero is one of the Rays' top prospects and impressed at High-A Bowling Green to begin 2023, slashing .356/.409/.685 with 11 home runs, 32 RBI, 30 runs and two stolen bases over 36 games. The 19-year-old has performed well at every level of the minors so far, and with this promotion he becomes the second-youngest player at Double-A behind Brewers prospect Jackson Chourio.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Luke Raley: Swipes seventh bag
Raley went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI, three runs scored and a steal in Sunday's 11-10 victory over the Dodgers.
The 6-foot-4, 235-pound Raley has emerged as an unlikely source of steals -- he's now 7-for-7 on stolen base attempts, all coming in his last 12 games. Raley has had a productive season with the bat as well. He's now slashing .254/.346/.568 with 10 homers, 21 RBI and 23 runs scored through 136 plate appearances while playing the long side of a platoon in Tampa.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Isaac Paredes: Drives in four Sunday
Paredes went 3-for-5 with a double, a homer, four RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 11-10 victory over the Dodgers.
Paredes opened the scoring Sunday with a first-inning RBI single. He notched two more RBI with a double in the second before adding a solo homer off Phil Bickford in the fourth. Paredes has gone 17-for-49 with four home runs and 16 RBI in his last 15 games. He's now slashing .282/.354/.491 with eight homers, 37 RBI and 27 runs scored through 181 plate appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Team Statistical Rankings
|P. Fairbanks RP Peter Fairbanks RP||Hip|
|D. Rasmussen SP Drew Rasmussen SP||Elbow|
|J. Springs SP Jeffrey Springs SP||Elbow|
|S. Baz SP Shane Baz SP||Elbow|
|S. Armstrong RP Shawn Armstrong RP||Neck|
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