Pitching
Earned Run Average 3.28 29th
Quality Starts 0 13th
WHIP 1.16 28th
BAA .225 28th
Batting
Runs 363 18th
Batting Average .258 10th
On Base Percentage .332 11th
Slugging Percentage .430 17th
2019 AL East Standings
TEAM W L PCT STRK
New York 52 28 .650 W3
Tampa Bay 45 34 .570 L1
Boston 44 38 .537 L1
Toronto 29 52 .358 L3
Baltimore 22 58 .275 L3
Injuries
  • RF
    Avisail Garcia (Rest) is not in the starting lineup Saturday vs Minnesota Twins
  • 3B
    Matt Duffy (Hamstring) 60-day IL (03/25)
  • CF
    Tommy Pham (Leg) is questionable Saturday vs Minnesota Twins
  • SP
    Tyler Glasnow (Forearm) 60-day IL (05/11)
  • 2B
    Joey Wendle (Wrist) 10-day IL (04/25)
  • SP
    Jose De Leon (Elbow) 60-day IL (03/28)
  • SP
    Anthony Banda (Elbow) 10-day IL (03/28)
  • 3B
    Yandy Diaz (Hand) 10-day IL (05/20)
  • C
    Michael Perez (Oblique) 10-day IL (05/08)
  • C
    Anthony Bemboom (Knee) 10-day IL (05/15)

Tampa Bay Rays News

  • TBO Rays: Rays to fans: 'We desperately want to stay in Tampa Bay'

    The Rays' efforts to gain public support for their proposal to split seasons between Tampa Bay and Montreal started with a press conference at the Dali Museum on Tuesday and continued Wednesday with an email to supporters.

    Here's the text of that email:

    [ MORE RAYS: Montreal group is onboard with Stuart Sternberg's split-season proposal ]

    Dear Rays Fans:

    We appreciate your support of Rays baseball. Last week, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced that MLB is supportive of the Tampa Bay Rays exploring a sister city model with Montreal.

    On Tuesday, Rays Principal Owner Stuart Sternberg spoke at the Salvador Dali Museum in St.

    The Rays' efforts to gain public support for their proposal to split seasons between Tampa Bay and Montreal started with a press conference at the Dali Museum on Tuesday and continued Wednesday with an email to supporters.

    Here's the text of that email:

    [ MORE RAYS: Montreal group is onboard with Stuart Sternberg's split-season proposal ]

    Dear Rays Fans:

    We appreciate your support of Rays baseball. Last week, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced that MLB is supportive of the Tampa Bay Rays exploring a sister city model with Montreal.

    On Tuesday, Rays Principal Owner Stuart Sternberg spoke at the Salvador Dali Museum in St.

  • TBO Rays: Anthony Bemboom, Anthony Banda make progress with Stone Crabs

    PORT CHARLOTTE -- Anthony Bemboom followed through on his swing with a splintered bat in the bottom of the first inning. Shards of the former baseball bat scattered through the infield as the ball bounced foul.

    With a new Marucci bat in hand, Bemboom grounded out to second base on the 10th pitch of the at-bat. He returned to the dugout after recording his first official at-bat since a May 15 game with Tampa Bay.

    Bemboom, 29, began his rehab assignment before 816 fans in Port Charlotte on Wednesday morning against the Fort Myers Miracle. He landed on the 10-day injured list with a sprained left knee on May 16, and he was transferred to the 60-day IL on Saturday to make room on the 40-man roster for infielder Michael Brosseau.

    PORT CHARLOTTE -- Anthony Bemboom followed through on his swing with a splintered bat in the bottom of the first inning. Shards of the former baseball bat scattered through the infield as the ball bounced foul.

    With a new Marucci bat in hand, Bemboom grounded out to second base on the 10th pitch of the at-bat. He returned to the dugout after recording his first official at-bat since a May 15 game with Tampa Bay.

    Bemboom, 29, began his rehab assignment before 816 fans in Port Charlotte on Wednesday morning against the Fort Myers Miracle. He landed on the 10-day injured list with a sprained left knee on May 16, and he was transferred to the 60-day IL on Saturday to make room on the 40-man roster for infielder Michael Brosseau.

  • DRaysBay: Rays should tread carefully when making economic arguments in the Montreal proposal

    The Rays are exploring a two-stadium, two-city approach, and they want me to keep an open mind. At risk of being labeled unimaginative, I want to talk about stadium economics.

    During the "surrealist" press conference at the Dali Museum yesterday, when asked how the team thought that half a baseball season could justify the price of two new stadiums, principal owner Stuart Sternberg sold the idea with a nod to generating economic activity.

    "The cost of building a ballpark here is dramatically less, and as far as the 81 games how do we pay for it, we're focused here today on what we need to do and what we can do in Tampa Bay and what this means for Tampa Bay is, a smaller commitment because it's roofless, and ideally, greater economic activity because we're connecting with another market.

  • TBO Rays: How can the Rays get fans to buy in to their Montreal proposal?

    They also need the approval of elected officials, players and business leaders, but the fans may be the biggest challenge

    Fans flocked towards pitcher Blake Snell in 2018 when they had the opportunity to get a photo with him, but can the Rays get them to rally for their Montreal plan? MONICA HERNDON | Times

    The Rays want to explore the possibility of dividing future home games between Tampa Bay and Montreal.

  • TBO Rays: The Rays could return to Al Lang Stadium, its owner says. Here's a look at its 72-year history in St. Pete.

    St. Petersburg used to be one of baseball's biggest spring training cities. It may now get a team back for the first time since 2008.

    The Boston Red Sox take on the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in a 1998 spring training game at Al Lang Stadium. [Times files]

    Not surprisingly, the majority of questions thrown at Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg in Tueday's press conference focused on the new.

    How could two cities, over a thousand miles apart, share one team?

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  • TBO Rays: Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Owner Stuart Sternberg says Rays' two-city plan is 'not a staged exit,' but is it?

    Rick Stroud and Tampa Bay Times Rays beat writer Marc Topkin break down Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg's news conference unveiling the team's plan to put the Rays in two different cities with two new open-air stadiums in Tampa Bay and Montreal.

    While there weren't a lot of specifics, Marc and Rick tell you what it means and what might happen next.

    Today's show is presented by Swimming with the Manatees at Book online at http://SwimmingWithTheManatees.com or call 352-777-1796!

  • TBO Rays: Questions and answers about the Rays' Montreal proposal

    In some ways, the idea teeters between pragmatism and principle, purpose and pride.

    Tampa Bay Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg, center, explains to the audience at the Dali Museum, the Rays position on sharing home games with the City of Montreal, Canada. On the left is Rays President Matthew Silverman and right, President Brain Auld.

  • TBO Rays: Before going any farther, Tampa Bay has to decide whether it is a Major League market

    The Rays are neither wrong, nor unreasonable, about the attendance problems. The question is whether this community is willing to invest more searching for a fix.

    SCOTT KEELER | TimesTampa Bay Rays Principal Owner Stuart Sternberg talks to visitors about the Rays splitting their home games with the City of Montreal, Canada during a press conference at the Dali Museum, St.

  • DRaysBay: Rays 4, Twins 9: The Rays played baseball today

    MLB

    The Rays are a baseball team who plays 100% of their home games in the Tampa Bay area.

    For now.

    Today, they opened a series against the Twins, a baseball team who plays 100% of their home games in Minneapolis.

    Blake Snell, a pitcher for the Rays, splits his time throwing fastballs and curveballs. Today, however, he felt he could achieve more success if he spent more time throwing fastballs.

    Call it a more sustainable model for progress, if you will.

    But that's not quite what happened. The Twins jumped out in front in the top of the second on a single by Willians Astudillo, and added three more in the third on a home run by Jonathan Schoop and singles by Eddie Rosario and CJ Cron.

  • TBO Rays: Blake Snell roughed up again as Rays fall 9-4 to Twins

    MLB

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Blake Snell made it clear Tuesday night that he wanted to establish his fastball against the Minnesota Twins.

    Coming off the shortest start of his big league career, a one-third-inning outing at Yankee Stadium last Wednesday, he knew he was pitching backwards, relying too much on his off-speed pitches early in the count.

    In facing a dangerous Twins team on pace to smash the major-league record for homers in a season, Snell threw fastballs on 16 of his first 18 pitches.

    The strategy did not prove effective, as the Twins shelled Snell for seven runs over 3 1/3 innings, handing the Rays a 9-4 loss in the series opener at Target Field.

  • TBO Rays: Twins' Rocco Baldelli takes gamesmanship with Rays' Kevin Cash to another level

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Before Tuesday's series opener against the Rays as Target Field, Twins manager Rocco Baldelli insisted he had no retaliation planned for the prank his former team played on him last month when Minnesota visited Tropicana Field.

    Then Baldelli -- the former longtime Rays player, coach and executive now in his rookie year managing the Twins -- took his gamesmanship with Rays manager Kevin Cash and video coordinator Chico Fernandez to the big screen.

    When Baldelli visited Tropicana Field for the first time as a visiting manager, Fernandez delivered a box of clothes that included old cargo shorts and used sandals as a playful jab at Baldelli's fashion sense.

  • DRaysBay: GDT: oof

    what is your favorite press conference? mine is none of them.

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  • TBO Rays: For starters: Rays open three-game series in Minnesota with Snell on the mound

    MLB

    The Rays lefty is coming off the shortest start of his major league career.

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    MINNEAPOLIS -- The Rays open their three-game road series at Target Field tonight against the team with the best record in the American League.

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