September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time to honor and remember children and families affected by these rare diseases, and help rally support for ground-breaking research. To commence Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Tampa Bay Rays will wear special gold Childhood Cancer Awareness Month T-shirts during batting practice prior to their game at Baltimore on September 1.
The Tampa Bay Rays open up a five-game homestand against National League East opponents this Friday at Tropicana Field. The Rays take on the New York Mets (August 7-9) in a three game set before a pair of games against the Atlanta Braves (August 11-12).
The Tampa Bay Rays have claimed switch-hitting outfielder Daniel Nava off waivers from the Boston Red Sox. To make room for Nava on the active roster, outfielder Mikie Mahtook was optioned to Triple-A Durham.