3/5/2015 | Cash's first walk to dugout a huge step forward
Kevin Cash had been thinking about the walk for some time. "What will it be like?" he kept asking himself. "That's when it will hit me."
3/5/2015 | Rays sign righty Miller to Minors deal with camp invite
The Rays have signed veteran right-hander Jim Miller to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
3/5/2015 | Karns begins case for starter spot in Grapefruit opener
The Orioles topped the Rays, 3-2, on Thursday afternoon as Tampa Bay kicked off its Grapefruit League season at Charlotte Sports Park.
3/5/2015 | Cash sees benefits of Zobrist-type utility player
Ben Zobrist is gone, leaving a legacy as the Rays player that put "utility" on the map. The Rays this spring will explore the possibility of finding someone who can fill the void he left.
3/5/2015 | Casali shows off skills in Rays Charity Golf Tournament
In the days leading up to Wednesday's annual Rays Charity Golf Tournament, Curt Casali received a unanimous mention from teammates as the club's best golfer. And, like a true favorite, the Rays catcher did not disappoint, as his team won the scramble event.
3/4/2015 | MLB Pipeline checks in from Rays camp
The Rays were very busy this offseason -- dating back to last July, really - breathing new life into a once robust system that had not been as productive as it had been in years past.
3/4/2015 | Beckham to lead off in Rays' Grapefruit opener
The Rays will get their Grapefruit League schedule underway Thursday, and they posted their first lineup Wednesday. Tim Beckham will lead off and play second base, and he'll be followed in the order by John Jaso, Asdrubal Cabrera and cleanup hitter Evan Longoria.
3/4/2015 | Archer glad rotation is set, will start second game
Chris Archer saw this coming. Archer learned Wednesday that teammate Alex Cobb will start on Opening Day for the Rays, and he also found out that he will be pitching the second game of the season. That wasn't really a surprise, said Archer, and he was pleased to know how his routine will shake out over the next few weeks.
3/4/2015 | Rays tab Cobb to be Opening Day starter
he Rays are a month away from Opening Day, but they already know how they'll line up their pitching staff. Manager Kevin Cash announced Wednesday that Alex Cobb will get the ball first for Tampa Bay in recognition of his stellar work the past two seasons.
3/3/2015 | Jaso steps out from behind the dish for Rays
Spring Training feels a little different for John Jaso this year. He's back where he started from, joining the Rays in the trade that sent Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar to the Athletics, but it's more than that. Jaso, a catcher by trade, is not catching this spring.
3/3/2015 | Rays hold domestic violence training/education seminar
Tuesday morning, the Rays shut down the clubhouse early to facilitate a comprehensive domestic violence training/education program for 40-man roster players, coordinated by Futures Without Violence.
3/3/2015 | Souza impressing Cash with disciplined approach
Kevin Cash didn't know much about Steven Souza Jr. when the Rays acquired him in the three-way trade with the Padres and Nationals in December.
3/3/2015 | St. Pete International Series to feature Rays prospects
A team of Rays Minor League prospects will host the Canadian Junior National Team at Tropicana Field on Sunday, March 22, at 1:05 p.m. ET.
3/2/2015 | Rays weigh pros, cons of bunting
Putting one down. Bunting. Not the easiest thing to do for a Major League hitter. Nevertheless, a player not being able to bunt remains one of the hot-button issues for fans of the game.
3/2/2015 | Archer plans to keep plenty in his tank for stretch run
Starting pitchers have a two-fold task during Spring Training: build up endurance while leaving some gas in the tank for the season. Rays right-hander Chris Archer understands that to meet the ultimate goal of pitching through the season and finishing strong, he must temper what he does during the offseason and in Spring Training.
3/2/2015 | 'Nicest guy in baseball' took alternate route to The Show
By Scott Cursi's estimation, he wasn't a bad player when he caught for Pickerington High School in Pickerington, Ohio. And knowing what a future Major Leaguer looked like (rival catcher Mike Matheny) didn't stop Cursi from continuing to play, nor did it keep him from finding a less conventional route to The Show.
3/1/2015 | Belisario discusses fractured left shoulder
Ronald Belisario addressed the media on Sunday, a day after the Rays announced that the veteran right-hander had sustained a fractured left shoulder, which was discovered when he took his physical.
3/1/2015 | Record-breaking season sets high bar for Boxberger
Rays manager Kevin Cash smiled when asked what he would like to see from Brad Boxberger this season. "Just whatever he was doing last year," Cash said. Boxberger may be Tampa Bay's closer until Jake McGee returns from the disabled list.
3/1/2015 | Rays expect Rivera to add pop behind plate
Rene Rivera spent a professional career that began in 2001 working toward getting his chance in the Majors, which finally came last season. Now he's with Tampa Bay, looking to continue his production as a hitter.