12/23/2014 | No snow, no problem for Rays skipper Cash
With the holidays upon us, new Rays manager Kevin Cash shared some of what makes Christmas special for his family in a Q&A with MLB.com.
12/19/2014 | Silverman taking bold steps necessary to reshape Rays
On second thought, give Matt Silverman, the Tampa Bay Rays' "rookie" general manager credit. What Silverman has done is far more than tweaking the roster. Call it a major overhaul.
12/19/2014 | Rays pleased with 5-player haul
The Rays equally consider their present and future in every deal they make, and they say Friday's three-team, 11-player trade with the Padres and Nationals was no different.
12/19/2014 | Amid changes, Silverman confident in Rays' chances
The Rays have undergone a lot of changes since their final game of a 77-win season. Andrew Friedman and Joe Maddon are gone. Matt Silverman and Kevin Cash have assumed their jobs as president, baseball operations, and manager, respectively. They've set their 40-man roster and figured out the coaching staff. All the while, keeping an eye on the coming season.
12/19/2014 | Gomes designated for assignment
The Rays designated right-hander Brandon Gomes for assignment on Friday, clearing room on their 40-man roster after completing an 11-player, three-team deal. Gomes split the 2014 season between the Rays and Triple-A Durham, appearing in 29 Major League games over three stints with the Rays.
12/19/2014 | Foley named bench coach as Rays announce staff
The Rays announced their coaching staff for the 2015 season on Friday. Tom Foley will move over from third-base coach to become new manager Kevin Cash's bench coach. Triple-A Durham manager Charlie Montoyo will become the third-base coach, and former Rays outfielder Rocco Baldelli will take over at first base.
12/18/2014 | City council rejects proposed Rays stadium search
A little more than a week after taking a significant step forward in their search for a new ballpark, the Rays ran into another roadblock Thursday afternoon.
12/17/2014 | Crowded 11-player trade features top young talent
Was keeping track of all the moving parts in the massive three-team deal involving the Tampa Bay Rays, San Diego Padres and Washington Nationals a difficult task? To help sort things out, Jonathan Mayo helped break down who went where.
12/17/2014 | Source: Rays land 5 players in dealing Myers
The Rays are expected to announce on Thursday that they have traded the 2013 American League Rookie of the Year to the Padres in an 11-player deal that also involves the Nationals. Tampa Bay will receive touted Washington outfield prospect Steven Souza Jr. as part of its five-player haul.
12/17/2014 | Reports: Rays, Padres discussing Myers trade
According to multiple reports, the Padres are discussing a "significant trade" involving Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Wil Myers.
12/16/2014 | Left elbow surgery to sideline McGee for start of 2015
The Rays have been dealt their first major blow of the 2015 season: Jake McGee will begin the campaign on the disabled list. Tampa Bay announced on Tuesday that Jake McGee had arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow on Friday to remove a loose body.
12/16/2014 | Rays land Jepsen from Angels for Joyce
The Rays bolstered their bullpen Tuesday by trading from a position of strength, sending outfielder Matt Joyce to the Angels in exchange for right-hander Kevin Jepsen.
12/15/2014 | Cash excited to be home, eager to get to work with Rays
Tampa Bay and Kevin Cash were already familiar with each other, but were reacquainted Monday as Cash was formally introduced as the new manager of the Rays.
12/12/2014 | Borden acquired as final piece of Rodriguez trade
The Rays have acquired Minor League pitcher Buddy Borden from the Pirates as the player to be named in the trade for Sean Rodriguez. The team also signed three players to Minor League contracts with invitations to Major League Spring Training: catcher Bobby Wilson, outfielder Corey Brown and infielder/outfielder Eugenio Velez.
12/11/2014 | Rays tap Snyder as Triple-A pitching coach
Kyle Snyder has been named the new pitching coach for the Triple-A Durham Bulls. Snyder joins the Bulls' staff after the departure of Neil Allen, who was recently named the new pitching coach of the Twins.
12/11/2014 | Hernandez first pick in Rule 5 Draft, but Rays hope for return
The Rays saw one of their prospects announced as the top pick of the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday morning, but they believe there's a good chance Oscar Hernandez will be back with the organization.
12/11/2014 | Winter Meetings pass without fanfare for Rays
Making trades and signing free agents are the marquee attractions of the Winter Meetings. But wheeling and dealing is not always the order of the day for every team. The Rays were one of those teams this year in San Diego.
12/11/2014 | 2014 Rule 5 Draft results
The final day of the Winter Meetings began with the annual Rule 5 Draft. Teams were only able to make a selection if it had space on its 40-man roster.
12/10/2014 | Moves will come, but preserving Longo tops discussion on Day 3
With the Winter Meetings winding down, a player who is staying with the Rays, and not ones who might potentially go elsewhere, became a topic of conversation on Wednesday. Evan Longoria was on the lips of both Rays president of baseball operations Matt Silverman and Kevin Cash, the team's manager for less than a week.
12/9/2014 | Rays not in on Lester, but plans are on hold until he signs
While the Rays don't fish in the financial pond where Jon Lester swims, they are finding there's a strong connection to the free-agent lefty signing and their ability to do business at the Winter Meetings.
12/9/2014 | Rays reach agreement to seek new ballpark site
The Rays cleared a major hurdle Tuesday in their long-running quest to find a new ballpark, reaching an agreement with the city of St. Petersburg that will allow the club to seek potential stadium sites in the Tampa Bay area.
12/8/2014 | Rays explore catching options, trades on Day 1 of Meetings
Finding catching help and entertaining trade talks about the team's surplus of outfielders characterized the Rays' first day at this year's Winter Meetings on Monday.
12/8/2014 | Rays have deal to search for new stadium
SAN DIEGO -- In what appears to be a big step in securing the future of baseball in the Tampa Bay area, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and the Rays have reached an agreement to let the team search for a new stadium in Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. In exchange, the Rays would make payments to St. Petersburg if the team leaves Tropicana Field before its contract expires in 2027.
12/8/2014 | Enthusiastic Cash ready to take the helm with Rays
Friday afternoon, the Rays Kevin Cash as the fifth manager in team history. He will succeed Joe Maddon, who ended his nine-year tenure with the team by exercising an opt-out clause in his contract before agreeing to a five-year, $25 million deal to manage the Cubs. On Monday, Cash fielded questions about if he felt any pressure to be following a manager of Maddon's stature, particularly given his success in helping to mold the team into a winner.
12/8/2014 | Rays offering up 3 auction items to benefit LUNGevity
The Rays are offering up three items for auction to benefit LUNGevity: Being a clubhouse staff member for the day, lunch with the starting rotation and being a part of the club's team photo. The bidding began at 12 a.m. ET on Monday and will be live on MLB.com until Thursday at 11 p.m.
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