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Commentary: Blake Snell’s salary comments overshadow players’ legitimate gripes in dispute over 2020 MLB season

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher and Seattle native Blake Snell likely wishes he could take back comments he made last week regarding a reduced salary should Major League Baseball come back …

UPDATED: Thu., May 14, 2020

Rays’ Blake Snell says ‘I’m not playing unless I get mine’

Tampa Bay Rays All-Star pitcher Blake Snell says he will not take the mound this year if his pay is cut further, proclaiming: “I’m not playing unless I get mine.”

Man charged with threatening Rays players, other athletes

A New York sports gambler is facing federal charges in Florida related to threatening social media messages sent to players with the Tampa Bay Rays and other teams. The U.S. …

New-look Rays confident they’ll be deeper, better

For a team that didn’t anticipate making a lot of changes after its first playoff appearance in six years, the Tampa Bay Rays have plenty of new faces in spring …

Padres get Tommy Pham, Jake Cronenworth from Rays for Hunter Renfroe

The San Diego Padres have acquired outfielder Tommy Pham and infielder-pitcher Jake Cronenworth from the Tampa Bay Rays for outfielder Hunter Renfroe, minor league infielder Xavier Edwards and a player …

Rays in listening phase entering winter meetings

The Tampa Bay Rays head into the upcoming winter meetings in the listening phase about ways to improve a roster that came within one win of reaching the American League …

St. Pete won’t allow Rays to share games with Montreal

The mayor of St. Petersburg says the city will not allow the Tampa Bay Rays to pursue a plan to split home games between new stadiums that would be built …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019

Gerrit Cole, Astros beat Rays 6-1 in ALDS Game 5; Yankees next

Gerrit Cole pitched another playoff masterpiece and the Houston Astros jumped to a quick lead, turning back the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 Thursday night in Game 5 to set up …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019

Eric Sogard homers in 1st playoff start with Rays in ALDS finale

Eric Sogard homered in the first at-bat of his first start this postseason for Tampa Bay, going deep in the decisive Game 5 of the AL Division Series at Houston …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019

Rays chase Justin Verlander early, beat Astros 4-1 to even ALDS

Willy Adames homered and made a sensational relay throw from shortstop, Tommy Pham also went deep and the Tampa Bay Rays chased Justin Verlander early in beating the Houston Astros …

Tampa Bay Rays break through on offense, beat Houston Astros to avoid elimination

Kevin Kiermaier hit a go-ahead, three-run homer as Tampa Bay teed off on Zack Greinke, and the Rays backed another clutch playoff pitching performance by Charlie Morton to beat the …

Gerrit Cole fans 15, Alex Bregman homers as Astros top Rays 3-1

Gerrit Cole carried his splendid September into an outstanding October and Alex Bregman handed fans chanting MVP the mighty swing they craved and the Houston Astros survived a wild ninth …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

Justin Verlander, Jose Altuve lead Astros over Rays 6-2 in ALDS opener

Justin Verlander looked every bit the October ace, Jose Altuve polished his postseason resume and the Houston Astros kept rolling, beating the visiting Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 Friday to open …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

AL Wild Card: Yandy Diaz homers twice to power Tampa Bay past Oakland

Yandy Diaz slugged baseball’s lowest spender into a matchup with mighty Houston, Charlie Morton silenced the powerful Athletics on the mound, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Oakland at its …

MLB Leading Off: A’s choose Sean Manaea, Rays start Charlie Morton in AL Wild Card game

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AL Wild Card preview: Low-budget Rays, Athletics meet in Oakland

The Oakland Athletics vowed to build on last season’s playoff return that ended in a lopsided wild-card loss at Yankee Stadium.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

MLB roundup: Rays beat Jays 6-2, return to playoffs for first time since 2013

The Tampa Bay Rays returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2013, clinching an AL wild card berth with a 6-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on …

Rays starter Blake Snell to pitch in rehab game Saturday

Injured Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Blake Snell is scheduled to make his first rehab start Saturday in a playoff game with Triple-A Durham. Last year’s AL Cy Young Award winner …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019

Rays rally in 9th, beat Mariners 7-6 to avoid sweep

The Tampa Bay Rays struggled during a six-game homestand against a pair of last-place teams but were able to break even due to three walk-off wins.

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 7-6 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays

The M’s had their four-game winning streak snapped but completed their nine-game trip with a 6-3 record, winning all three series at Detroit, Toronto and Tampa Bay.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019

Tom Murphy homers again as Mariners beat Tampa Bay, 7-4

Murphy hit a tiebreaking homer, his sixth in the last four games, in the sixth inning Tuesday night to lift the Mariners to a 7-4 win over the Rays

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 7-4 victory against the Tampa Bay Rays

Tom Murphy hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the sixth inning as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 Tuesday night in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Tom Murphy, Austin Nola lead Mariners to 9-3 win over Rays

Tom Murphy homered twice and drove in four runs, Austin Nola also went deep and had three RBIs, and the Seattle Mariners beat the playoff-contending Tampa Bay Rays 9-3.

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019

Former Ferris star Andrew Kittredge finds a major-league home with Rays

Andrew Kittredge dealt at Ferris High School, overpowering Greater Spokane League hitters for four years before doing much of the same at Washington. After floating around various rungs of the …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 10, 2019

Mike Zunino, Kevin Kiermaier, Avisail Garcia homer as Rays beat Mariners 5-4

Mike Zunino hit a three-run homer, Kevin Kiermaier and Avisail Garcia also went deep and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Seattle Mariners 5-4. Tampa Bay starter Charlie Morton gave …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019

Mariners’ bullpen coughs up three runs in 9th-inning loss to Rays

Veteran right-hander Anthony Bass has been delegated as the Mariners’ best option to serve as interim closer through sheer attrition in a bullpen that has been undone by injuries and …

Rays’ Travis d’Arnaud making most of chance to jumpstart career

Travis d’Arnaud is quietly making the most of an opportunity to resurrect his career with the Tampa Bay Rays. The soft-spoken catcher who also played for the New York Mets …

Red Sox not pursuing protest against Rays

The Red Sox are not pursuing a protest of a game at Tampa Bay this week, when conflict developed after the Rays designated hitter was removed. Boston declined to file …

UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019

Rays’ Blake Snell to undergo arthroscopic surgery on left elbow

Reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell will be sidelined until at least September due to arthroscopic surgery to remove loose bodies from his left elbow. The Tampa Bay …