The Rays made more roster moves on Thursday, because of course they did. Long transaction log made short: C.J. Riefenhauser was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to shoulder woes, Mikie Mahtook was recalled, then optioned back to Durham after the game (along with Allan Dykstra), and both Drew Smyly and James Loney were […]
Another day, another roster move stemming from an injury.
Grant Balfour was designated for assignment following Saturday’s poor showing. In a corresponding move, the Rays purchased the contract of Brandon Gomes from Durham. Balfour, who last spring signed a two-year deal worth $12 million to return to Tampa Bay, appeared in six games this season. He showed poor control of worse stuff, and failed […]
In an ideal world, a starting pitcher would come equipped with a minimum of three usable pitches, command and, the durability to pitch deep into 30-35 games a year. Realistically, there are maybe a handful of pitchers on the planet that can check all of these boxes. In lieu of having all the above, most […]
The Rays have made more roster moves, demoting Mikie Mahtook and placing Jeff Beliveau on the 15-day disabled list, while recalling C.J. Riefenhauser and Ryan Brett from Durham. Here’s what to expect from the ninth rookie on the 25-man roster.
Kevin Cash’s recent questionable decisions stem from circumstance, not preference.
It was understood the Rays were taking a flyer on Erasmo Ramirez when they dealt for him very late in March. That said, his ineffectiveness has been rather extreme and he is rather aware of it and what might be causing it.
The Rays have signed two talented, if flawed players to minor-league contracts.
The Rays have added an eighth rookie to the roster, swapping out relievers by optioning Kirby Yates and recalling Jose Dominguez.