Sun, 01 Sep 2013 12:08:09 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays have not yet announced who will pitch Wednesday, Sept. 4. SPs Jeremy Hellickson, Roberto Hernandez and Jake Odorizzi are all in the running to get the starting nod.
Thu, 18 Jul 2013 16:12:40 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Alex Cobb (concussion) pitched four innings in a simulated game on Thursday, July 18, at Class A Advanced Port Charlotte and said it went well. The pitcher said he's scheduled to make a rehab start for the Stone Crabs on Tuesday, July 23, when he's expecting to pitch four innings or make 60 pitches. Next up would be a start on July 28, when he'd go five frames or throw 75 pitches.
Fantasy Tip: Sounds like Cobb is making nice progress and could be back in early August. The Rays could always ask him to make another start, or even two, after these initial outings, especially if Chris Archer continues to pitch well. Perhaps they'll consider moving Roberto Hernandez to the bullpen when Cobb returns.
Sat, 13 Jul 2013 16:25:21 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon said SP David Price will start the first game after the All-Star break and will be followed by SPs Jeremy Hellickson, Chris Archer, Matt Moore and Roberto Hernandez.
Sun, 02 Jun 2013 11:19:13 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Moore will open a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers Tuesday, June 4. He was moved up in the rotation two days by manager Joe Maddon after his last start against the Cleveland Indians was cut short by rain. SP Alex Cobb (finger) will start Wednesday, June 5, and SP Roberto Hernandez will close out the series Thursday, June 6.
Sat, 25 May 2013 18:15:30 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon said SP Roberto Hernandez will still make his next scheduled start even though he has struggled in his last two outings. "We're just trying to figure out what the problem has been over the past couple of games. We have an idea about that. We just have to get him better in certain moments and execution of his pitches," Maddon said.
Sat, 18 May 2013 22:11:34 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Roberto Hernandez allowed five earned runs and eight hits over just two innings in a no-decision Saturday, May 18, against the Baltimore Orioles. It was the first time this season Hernandez failed to last at least 5 1/3 innings.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 06:28:21 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Jeff Niemann has been placed in the bullpen. SP Roberto Hernandez has won the fifth spot in the rotation. The team said they wanted Niemann to build up arm strength and could return to the rotation sometime this year.
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 16:13:42 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Roberto Hernandez will throw three innings in a minor league game Saturday, March 30, which would put him on track to pitch next Thursday in the regular season.
Fantasy Tip: The club hasn't officially announced Hernandez the winner of the last rotation spot over Jeff Niemann, but the writing seems to be on the wall. Hernandez's control has been shaky in his career, but he's worth a look in deep AL leagues if he wins a rotation spot.
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 12:02:59 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Jeff Niemann allowed just two hits and no runs while striking out three and hitting one batting in six innings in his last spring outing Wednesday, March 27, as he competes with SP Roberto Hernandez for the final rotation spot.
Fantasy Tip: Injuries were responsible for a lost 2012 season. Don't forget about him, though, and he's worth a look in AL leagues if he wins the No. 5 rotation post.
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 13:55:07 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Roberto Hernandez gave up 11 hits, nine runs and one walk while striking out none in six innings Tuesday, March 26.
Fantasy Tip: This outing may cost Hernandez a chance to win the No. 5 starting spot, depending on how Jeff Niemann fares in his outing tomorrow. Niemann had the upper hand on the rotation job before camp started, too.