Last Game

Sun, Sep 30
vs Toronto Blue Jays (73-89)
  • Tropicana Field
4
Final
9

AL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
BOS 108-54 5-5 W1
NYY 100-62 7-3 L1
TB 90-72 5-5 W2
TOR 73-89 4-6 L2
BAL 47-115 3-7 W1

Top Rays News

  • Rays' Jake Bauers: Viewed as primary option at first

    General manager Erik Neander said Bauers is "our guy" at first base heading into 2019, Juan Toribio of The Athletic reports.

    Neander added that the Rays will look at all options -- which could mean bringing in a righty swinging first baseman -- but it sounds like Bauers will at least handle the larger side of a platoon at first base in his sophomore season. The 23-year-old's rookie campaign was marred by a brutal slump in summer, and he finished with a disappointing .201/.316/.384 line in 96 games. He'll look to use his experience against major-league pitching to improve in 2019.

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  • Rays' Charlie Morton: Inks deal with Tampa Bay

    Morton agreed to a two-year, $30 million contract with the Rays on Wednesday, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports.

    Morton did not receive a qualifying offer from Houston after logging a 3.13 ERA and 1.16 WHIP across 30 starts for the team in 2018. The 35-year-old has been a reliable pitcher the past two seasons after undergoing season-ending hamstring surgery in April of 2016, and he should slot in behind Blake Snell as the No. 2 arm on Tampa Bay's staff. In 313.2 innings of work dating back to that hamstring tear, he's recorded 364 strikeouts to just 114 walks and a 1.0 HR/9.

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  • Rays' Brent Honeywell: Aiming to return in May or June

    Honeywell (elbow) is expected to return to pitch for a Rays' minor-league affiliate sometime in May or June, Juan Toribio of The Athletic reports.

    The team isn't giving a precise timeline at this point, but Honeywell seems to be more of less on the typical timeline following Tommy John surgery in February. The 23-year-old is yet to make his big-league debut but seemed to be on the verge of doing that when he suffered his elbow injury. If he looks good in the minors, it may not be long before he's up in the big leagues, though his workload will be monitored very closely throughout his first year back.

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  • Rays' Hoby Milner: Clears waivers

    Milner cleared waivers and is expected to accept his outright assignment to the minors, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Milner will likely open the 2019 campaign with Triple-A Durham (where he spent a chunk of the 2018 season), assuming he accepts his outright assignment to the Bulls. The 27-year-old split time between Triple-A and the majors last season, posting a 7.36 ERA across 7.1 major-league frames while notching a 2.88 ERA across 40.2 minor-league innings.

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  • Rays' Hoby Milner: Removed from 40-man roster

    Milner was designated for assignment by the Rays on Tuesday.

    The move comes as the Rays added numerous prospects to their 40-man roster in order to protect them from the Rule 5 draft. Milner saw only 7.1 major-league innings (14 appearances) between Philadelphia and Tampa Bay in 2018, and allowed eight runs (six earned) on five walks and nine hits, including three home runs.

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  • Rays' Oliver Drake: DFA'd by Rays

    Drake was designated for assignment by Tampa Bay on Tuesday.

    Drake was claimed by the Rays at the start of November and has now spent time with six organizations in 2018. The 31-year-old totaled a 5.29 ERA and 1.45 WHIP across 47.2 major-league innings this past season.

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  • Rays' Jesus Sanchez: Promoted to 40-man roster

    Sanchez was added to Tampa Bay's 40-man roster Tuesday, Juan Toribio of The Athletic reports.

    Sanchez, along with a handful of other minor-league prospects, was selected to the 40-man to ensure protection from the upcoming Rule 5 draft. The 21-year-old has worked his way up to Double-A Montgomery, which is where he figures to begin the 2019 campaign.

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  • Rays' Ian Gibaut: Shielded from Rule 5 draft

    Gibaut was added to the 40-man roster Tuesday, Juan Toribio of The Athletic reports.

    Gibaut was protected from the Rule 5 draft after putting together a solid season on the hill with Triple-A Durham. He recorded a 2.09 ERA with a 75:21 K:BB through 56 frames and could certainly find himself competing for a roster spot come spring training.

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  • Rays' Joe McCarthy: Added to 40-man roster

    McCarthy (hand) had his contract purchased by the Rays on Tuesday, Juan Toribio of The Athletic reports.

    McCarthy was selected to the 40-man roster to ensure protection from the Rule 5 draft. Despite suffering a broken right hand while playing in the Arizona Fall League, he's expected to be ready for spring training and should open the season at Triple-A Durham.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Avg R HR ERA
Team .258
(3rd)
716
(16th)
150
(6th)
3.74
(6th)