Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:25:37 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays C Ryan Hanigan (oblique) completed defensive drills and ran the bases Friday, July 26. Manager Joe Maddon said Hanigan is close to returning.
Sat, 21 Jun 2014 07:01:38 -0700
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon did not seem confident SP Jeremy Hellickson (elbow) would be activated after a rehab start Sunday, June 22.
Sat, 24 May 2014 06:11:19 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays C Ryan Hanigan (calf) is still not back to full strength after dealing with a calf strain, according to manager Joe Maddon. Maddon is not comfortable starting Hanigan in back-to-back games since he is so close to being fully healthy.
Sat, 17 May 2014 07:42:26 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon confirmed that RP Grant Balfour will remain the team's closer moving forward.
Fantasy Tip: Balfour followed a rough outing Thursday with a solid outing Friday, collecting the save. Keep using him as you normally would, but this is something to watch moving forward.
Sat, 26 Apr 2014 07:24:07 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays are not attempting many stolen bases this year, and that is by design. "It's the evolution of the Rays," manager Joe Maddon said. "It's just a different team. I mean, you have one legitimate base-stealing threat on the team, where in the past we might have had four or five. You don't try to put the square peg in the round hole. You don't want to run yourself into outs just because you want to steal more bases."
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 08:54:06 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays RP Joel Peralta (illness) is still sick and may not be available in the team's game Sunday, April 13, according to manager Joe Maddon.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 06:14:36 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SPs Jake Odorizzi, Erik Bedard and Cesar Ramos all pitched Monday, March 10, as they fight for the fifth spot in the rotation. In his first start of the spring, Odorizzi lasted 2 1/3 innings; he allowed two hits and one walk, also hitting a batter and striking out one. He's still working on the splitter-changeup he has dubbed "The Thing." Bedard, cultivating a changeup of his own, yielded three runs on five hits in three frames. Ramos gave up five hits and two runs in 4 1/3 frames. Manager Joe Maddon said spring training results will not dictate his selection for the fifth starter.
Fantasy Tip: Odorizzi stands as the favorite and is most worth a deep-mixed speculation, but this could be a mix-and-match situation until Jeremy Hellickson (elbow) returns, and even afterward.
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 07:16:05 -0800
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon said OF David DeJesus (side) is dealing with soreness in his right side, and it is not a major issue.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 09:55:40 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon confirmed that RP Cesar Ramos is being considered for the No. 5 starters job in the rotation.
Fri, 14 Feb 2014 10:53:05 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon said he would like to OF Desmond Jennings in the leadoff spot this year, but he could share time with OF David DeJesus at the top of the lineup.