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7/22/2014 | Rays place ill Peralta on DL, recall Beliveau

Rays reliever Joel Peralta was placed on the disabled list Tuesday as he continues to battle joint pain and aches stemming from a mosquito bite. Jeff Beliveau joined the club Tuesday for his fifth stint in the Majors this season.


7/22/2014 | Rookie Kiermaier earns Heart and Hustle honor

When Kevin Kiermaier was intentionally walked Sunday in Minnesota, the Rays rookie didn't walk but rather hustled down the first-base line. "Hey, man, it's called a walk for a reason," teammates told him. That moment is one of several reasons Kiermaier has been named the Rays' recipient of this year's Heart and Hustle Award.


7/21/2014 | Former top pick Beckham healthy, makes season debut

Shortstop Tim Beckham, the top selection in the 2008 Draft, returned from a knee injury to play for the first time this season, as the designated hitter for the Rookie-level Rays on Monday night.


7/21/2014 | Peralta likely to be sidelined with flu-like symptoms

Rays reliever Joel Peralta believes he's headed to the disabled list for the first time in his career due to symptoms that resemble those of the Chikungunya virus.


7/21/2014 | Odorizzi set for return to Busch, this time on the mound

Jake Odorizzi grew up in Highland, Ill., and like everyone he knew, he rooted for the Cardinals. On Tuesday, Odorizzi's family and friends, who "could be anywhere from 100 to 500," will look on as he gets the ball in Tampa Bay's series opener against the Cards, his first career start in St. Louis.


7/20/2014 | Twelve teams to receive supplemental '15 Draft picks

Major League Baseball's version of the Draft lottery doesn't attract nearly as much attention as its NBA and NHL counterparts, mostly because baseball's top picks aren't determined randomly like they are in the other sports. But for 12 big league clubs, the Competitive Balance Lottery will provide them with a valuable extra selection in 2015.


7/20/2014 | Longo sets franchise 2B record, ties RBI mark

Evan Longoria claimed a piece of the Rays' record book on Sunday when he passed former Tampa Bay outfielder Carl Crawford for the club's career doubles record with 216 and tied Crawford's career RBI record at 592.


7/20/2014 | Waino, Odorizzi set for rematch of duel in opener

Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright will square off against Tampa Bay rookie Jake Odorizzi, just as they did in the clubs' first meeting of 2014 at Tropicana Field.


7/20/2014 | Molina gets day off amidst hot streak

Jose Molina is in the midst of a season-long seven-game hitting streak, but he sat in Sunday afternoon's finale with the Rays.


7/20/2014 | Odorizzi to get first at-bat since high school

Jake Odorizzi will be the next in line among Rays pitchers to try and get a hit this season when he starts against the Cardinals Tuesday night in St. Louis. He'll face Cards ace Adam Wainwright.


7/20/2014 | Archer, Longo lead Rays to sweep of Twins

Tampa Bay completed its sweep of Minnesota with a 5-3 win Sunday afternoon at Target Field. The Rays have won five straight and 14 of their last 18. Since June 11 they are 23-11. The Rays had lost 14 of 15 and were 15 games behind in the American League East on June 10.


7/19/2014 | Rays tracking Hellickson in Minors

Due to the Rays' abundance of off-days this month, right-hander Jeremy Hellickson was optioned to the Minor Leagues last weekend in order to continue pitching while the Rays go with a four-man rotation.


7/19/2014 | Casali impresses in debut with Rays

Curt Casali was selected from Triple-A Durham on Friday and made his Major League debut, starting at catcher against the Twins Friday night and collecting his first Major League hit in his first big league at-bat.


7/19/2014 | Archer, Rays look to complete sweep of Twins

On Sunday at Target Field, Kevin Correia, who is tied for the Major League-lead in losses, will have to play stopper just to keep the Twins from being swept at home. Chris Archer will take the mound for Tampa Bay.


7/19/2014 | Rays earn series win behind dominant Price

Tampa Bay cinched its first series of the second half with a 5-1 win over Minnesota Saturday night at Target Field. The win came down to yet another stellar pitching performance from Rays ace David Price, who earned the win to move to 10-7 on the season.


7/18/2014 | Rays win one challenge, lose another in fifth

Rays manager Joe Maddon won a challenge and lost a challenge in the fifth inning of Friday night's contest between Tampa Bay and Minnesota at Target Field.


7/18/2014 | Price, Hughes set to battle as series continues

David Price will get his chance to pitch at Target Field on Saturday when the Rays take on the Twins in the second game of their series in Minnesota. Phil Hughes will take the mound for Minnesota opposite Price.


7/18/2014 | Rays' Draft signings at deadline stand at 37

Major League Baseball's signing deadline for players selected in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft passed Friday, and the Rays did well, signing 37 of their 41 players selected, including their top 25 picks.


7/18/2014 | Casali singles in first big league at-bat

Curt Casali arrived in Minneapolis on Friday and made his Major League debut as the Rays' starting catcher in Friday night's 6-2 win over the Twins.


7/18/2014 | Longo's big double helps Rays down Twins

Evan Longoria came through in the clutch, Alex Cobb looked like his old self and Ben Zobrist found his power stroke in a 6-2 Rays win over the Twins Friday night at Target Field.


7/17/2014 | Oblique strain sends Hanigan to disabled list

The Rays placed catcher Ryan Hanigan on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a left oblique strain. To take Hanigan's spot on the active roster, the Rays selected the contract of catcher Curt Casali from Triple-A Durham.


7/17/2014 | All eyes on Price as second half begins

The Rays played their best baseball of the season over the final month of a disappointing first half, providing reason for optimism within their clubhouse. But the question remains: Will they trade David Price?


7/17/2014 | Cobb aims to help Rays carry over momentum

Alex Cobb will take the mound on Friday night at Target Field looking to start himself and the Rays off on the right foot as they head toward the season's stretch run.


7/16/2014 | Price soaks up All-Star experience from sidelines

He weathered the expected interrogation about where he may be playing come Aug. 1, and for the rest of All-Star week, prized lefty David Price was able to sit back, relax and partake in the fun.


7/14/2014 | Right on Target: Stars align at Twins' home park

It's regarded as one of baseball's best parks, and Target Field will be on full display Tuesday night when the game's best players take the field for the 85th annual All-Star Game. "It's a big moment," said Twins manager Ron Gardenhire. "It's a big thing for us. It's well-deserved. A lot of people have put a lot of work in here at the stadium."




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