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Report: Rays' Joel Peralta may have mosquito-borne virus

Tampa Bays relief pitcher Joel Peralta says he's been feeling sick since he went home to the Dominican Republic during the All-Star break and thinks he has been stricken with chikungunya — the mosquito-borne virus spreading over Florida and the Caribbean.Peralta began feeling sick on Friday after visiting the Dominican Republic where chikungunya is extremely prevalent, reported CBS...
Via The Other Paper
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Evan Longoria becomes Rays’ leader in career RBIs

Credit: Jeff Roberson/AP One reason the Tampa Bay Rays are still trying to recover from a 24-42 start is a career-worst season from star third baseman Evan Longoria. Coming into the two-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals, Longoria was hitting .262 with 11 home runs and a shocking .394 slugging percentage. Yet in the ninth inning at Busch Stadium, Longoria homered to left field...
Via Reading Between The Seams
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals-Rays series pivotal for David Price trade market

With the David Price trade rumors swirling, ironically, the Rays come in to St. Louis to take on the Cardinals for two games tonight and tomorrow night. With nine days away from the MLB’s non-waiver trade deadline, it is a real possibility that the Rays will keep their ace until July 31st and make a long shot run to the postseason. Winners of five straight games, the Rays are currently...
Via Cardinals Farm
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rays Injury Update: Tim Beckham starts rehab following ACL surgery

Tampa Bay Rays infielder Tim Beckham has begun a rehab assignment in the Gulf Coast League in an attempt to return from a torn ACL, reports Dennis Maffezzoli of the Sarasota Harold-Tribune:#Rays INF Tim Beckham @T_Beckham22 rehabbing with GCL, 3-for-4 w/run scored & 2 RBI as DH in first game since tearing ACL in offseason.— Dennis Maffezzoli (@maffsports) July 21, 2014 #183098868...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Evan Longoria Is Even Better Than We Think He Is

Evan Longoria is a former Rookie of the Year, a three time All Star, a two time Gold Glove Award winner, and a three time Top 10 MVP finisher. On top of all that, though, he’s under rated. While Longoria is a a three time All Star, he hasn’t actually made the team since 2010, despite two seasons with WARs greater than 6.6 and two Top 10 MVP finishes. I’m not exactly sure why...
Via Off The Bench
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rays Joel Peralta Thinks He May Have Chikungunya Virus

Time for the truth. I wasn’t sure what Chikungunya virus was, but it didn’t sound like something I would want. Tampa Bay Rays reliever Joel Peralta thinks he may have contacted the virus during the All-Star break while visiting the Dominican Republic. The virus is transferred by mosquitoes in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It has also recently been...
Via Baseball News Source
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Tampa Bay Rays deal David Price and Ben Zobrist?

The Tampa Bay Rays have had their names in the headlines far more in the last month than they had probably hoped for. The entire team has had to deal with endless speculation as to when, where, and for whom they would be trading their most valuable player, David Price. This is not the first time Price has found himself amidst endless trade rumors, but this time seems to be more certain...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays Injury Update: Joel Peralta may hit DL with virus

The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Minnesota Twins on Sunday by the score of 5-3 behind solid pitching from Chris Archer, who allowed one earned run and six hits in 6 1/3 innings. The win improved the Rays to 47-53, fourth in the American League East. The Rays were without the services of reliever Joel Peralta for the entire series and he may end up on the disabled list due to a virus...
Via MLB Injury News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sporting an impressive K/9 number, Jake Odorizzi headlines available Week 16 Two Start Pitchers

The All-Star break is over and the second half is here which means it’s crunch time in Fantasy Baseball. Not a lot of aces scheduled to start twice in Week 16, but there are a few good streaming options available. Cliff Lee returns to the Phillies lineup and it could potentially be his last two starts for them if he gets dealt by the end of the month. Collin McHugh and Jon Niese...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cardinals interested in trading for David Price

The Tampa Bay Rays know they are going to lose David Price before the trade deadline passes. Teams are lining up, trying to gather intel, measuring it against their assets and finalizing their proposals for the St. Louis Cardinals to review. How much is too much for David Price without a long-term commitment? That’s what the Cardinals are asking themselves. Nick Cafardo of the...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball: Ben Zobrist trade rumors

Ben Zobrist’s name has been shrouded with trade rumors over the past week With the trade deadline less than two weeks away, the trade market should grow continuously more active. We’ve already seen a few big names traded – Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel, and Huston Street for instance – and it seems like another big name that may be changing teams is the two-time All-Star...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Should You Add Kevin Kiermaier?

The Tampa Bay Rays have started to climb out of a deep first-half hole, and Kevin Kiermaier is a big reason way. His .310/8/24 line has boosted what was a pretty pathetic offense early in the season, and he’s also contributed stellar defense that have him sitting at 2.8 WAR after just 48 games. Over a full 150-game season, that’s an 8.8-WAR pace. No, Kiermaier probably isn...
Via Baseball Professor
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays place catcher Ryan Hanigan on 15-day disabled list

The Tampa Bay Rays placed catcher Ryan Hanigan on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain Thursday, a move that's retroactive to July 9. A corresponding transaction will come later. Hanigan, 33, has hit .212 with four home runs and 27 RBI this season. On June 11, he was activated after being placed on the disabled list May 28 (retroactive to May 27) with a right hamstring...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Luke Scott Kicked Off KBO Team For Being ‘Disrespectful’ To Coach

Former Tampa Bay Rays utility man Luke Scott didn’t exactly endear himself to people in the U.S., and he’s reportedly not making much of an impression in South Korea, either. Scott was released by the SK Wyverns for allegedly being “disrespectful” to coach Lee Man-soo, as reported by The Korea Times. Scott had been upset after being placed on a reserve team with plantar...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

How trading for David Price changes the odds

Something I assume the Rays understand: From here on out, they project to be perhaps the best team in the American League East. Something else I assume the Rays understand: They’ve dug themselves into too deep a hole, so this year the playoffs presumably aren’t in the cards. And that’s why we’re probably going to see the […]
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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