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  • Rays receive pair of prospects, trade Souza
    The Rays continued to get younger on Tuesday, when they traded right fielder Steven Souza Jr. to the D-backs as part of a three-team deal that will return two prospects and two players to be named to the Rays.
  • Mound adjustment key to Snell's breakout
    After Blake Snell moved his starting position to the middle of the rubber prior to the end of the 2017 season, everything seemed to click into place mechanically for the left-hander. And the results showed in his strong finish with the Rays in '17, when he went 5-1 with a 2.84 ERA in his final 10 starts.
  • All clubs to don Douglas caps for ST openers
    All 30 Major League teams will wear Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School baseball caps before their Spring Training games this weekend to show support for the Parkland, Fla., community and the Stoneman Douglas student body after the tragic shooting at the school on Feb. 14.
  • Adames willing to play 2B to make the club
    Willy Adames is the Rays' shortstop of the future. But he's willing to do whatever is necessary to break camp with the Major League club, even if it means switching positions.
  • '18 Player Preview: Dominate your fantasy draft
    From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Rays' depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.
  • Span defers to Kiermaier, ready to play left field
    Denard Span has played a lot of center field in his career, so he knows the Rays have a pretty good one in place with Kevin Kiermaier, and he doesn't have a problem being in left field.
  • GM: Rays had depth for big-picture moves
    Chris Archer told reporters he was excited about the arrival of first baseman C.J. Cron. However, the right-hander expressed disappointment on Sunday morning when discussing the Rays trading Jake Odorizzi and designating Corey Dickerson for assignment.
  • Rays' Top 30 Prospects list
    Who do the Rays have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Tampa Bay's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
  • MLB announces pace of play initiatives for '18
    Major League Baseball will implement new pace of play rules for the 2018 season, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Monday, but there will be no pitch clock this season.
  • Cash: Rays to start season with 4-man rotation
    Kevin Cash told reporters on Sunday that the team will go with a four-man rotation at the start of the season.
  • Rays get Cron from Halos; Odorizzi to Twins
    The Rays completed a busy night of activity by trading Jake Odorizzi to the Twins for Minor League shortstop Jermaine Palacios, Minnesota's No. 27 prospect per MLB Pipeline. Earlier in the evening, the Rays acquired first baseman C.J. Cron from the Angels for a player to be named, and they designated for assignment DH/left fielder Corey Dickerson.
  • Schultz ready for long-awaited big league debut
    Jaime Schultz should be perched on the brink of his second Major League season with the Rays. Instead, he's waiting to make his debut.
  • Span opens first spring with hometown team
    Denard Span arrived to Rays Spring Training on Saturday excited to be playing for his hometown team.
  • Kiermaier healthy (and happy) heading into '18
    Kevin Kiermaier's first swing this spring wasn't in the batter's box, it was sent to his critics. "I want to remind people in the baseball world who the best defensive player on the planet is, and I say that confidently. I got a lot of reminding to do for a lot of people," Kiermaier said.
  • De Leon optimistic following injury-plagued '17
    Jose De Leon arrived to the Rays' camp this spring in an unfamiliar position: under the radar.
  • Ramos slims down to ease pressure on knees
    Wilson Ramos has transformed his body from "The Buffalo" to, maybe, "The Baby Buffalo?"
  • Young Rays look to Archer for leadership
    Chris Archer believes in looking forward instead of in the rearview mirror. The Rays right-hander expressed as much when asked about the odd feeling in the clubhouse sans Evan Longoria and Alex Cobb.
  • Stanek could add major heat to bullpen
    Nobody knows what the Rays' bullpen will look like at this juncture of Spring Training, but there's a good bet that Ryne Stanek will be a part of the final group.
  • Rays have crowded field in 2B competition
    Plenty of position battles will take place in the Rays' camp this spring, but none will have as many involved as second base.
  • Romo agrees to 1-year deal with Rays
    The Rays officially announced the signing of right-hander Sergio Romo to a one-year, $2.5 million deal on Tuesday.
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