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11/21/2014 | Rays narrow managerial search to three

The Rays went from 10 managerial candidates to three on Friday. Kevin Cash, Raul Ibanez and Don Wakamatsu compose the final group from which the organization plans to make its choice for Joe Maddon's successor.


11/21/2014 | Counsell takes himself out of running for Rays job

Former big league infielder Craig Counsell said he has removed himself from the running to be the next Tampa Bay Rays manager, in part because he's enjoying his role as a special assistant to the general manager for the Brewers.


11/21/2014 | Rays shake up 40-man with trade, roster moves

The Rays conducted a lot of late-night business Thursday, making a four-player trade in addition to designating three players for assignment. The moves helped define the club's 40-man roster in advance of the Rule 5 Draft, which will take place at the end of the coming Winter Meetings.


11/20/2014 | Ranking the top 25 prospects from the Arizona Fall League

The 23rd edition of the Arizona Fall League wrapped up with Salt River's win in the championship game over Peoria on Saturday. Once again, the AFL was jam packed with elite-level prospects. That made putting together a top prospects list fairly easy. There were so many good players, it was decided to expand the list to a Top 25, up from the typical 20.


11/20/2014 | Japan trip extra special for MLB dads

For the handful of fathers and sons who spent their trip to Japan bonding in a way that life almost never allows, the All-Star Series was a throwback to simpler times.


11/19/2014 | Inbox: Would the Rays consider trading Zobrist?

Would the Rays consider trading Ben Zobrist? Beat reporter Bill Chastain answers that question and more in the latest edition of his Inbox.


11/19/2014 | Butera, Beliveau visit children's hospital in Japan

On their last off-day of the Japan All-Star Series, Dodgers catcher Drew Butera and Rays reliever Jeff Beliveau visited the Okinawan Prefectural Nanbu Children's Medical Center on Wednesday.


11/18/2014 | Rays' active offseason likely to continue this week

Jeremy Hellickson's trade to the D-backs on Friday night became the latest move of a busy offseason for the Rays. More action could come this week in anticipation of setting the team's 40-man roster by Thursday.


11/18/2014 | Longoria sits with bruise after hit by pitch in Japan

Rays third baseman Evan Longoria left Tuesday's Japan Series game as a precaution after being hit by a pitch in Game 5. Doctors diagnosed Longoria with a bruise, and he did not undergo any further testing at the Sapporo Dome.


11/17/2014 | Rays evaluating candidates after first round of interviews

The first round of interviews is over and the Rays are now evaluating what they learned from talking to the 10 candidates hoping to become the team's new manager.


11/15/2014 | Top performances, prospects from 2014 Fall League

The Arizona Fall League is known as baseball's finishing school because it has graduated a ton of talent to the Major Leagues since it began play in 1992. Here are the development highlights from the AFL's 23rd season for all 30 big league organizations.


11/15/2014 | O'Conner smashes two homers in AFL championship

Justin O'Conner concluded his time in the Arizona Fall League with a performance that showcased his all-around skills. But even two home runs and sterling defensive play from the Rays catcher weren't enough to prevent the Peoria Javelinas from losing the championship game, 14-7, to the Salt River Rafters.


11/15/2014 | Larkin the final candidate interviewed by Rays

On Saturday the Rays interviewed the final of 10 announced managerial candidates when they talked to Barry Larkin, whose only managing experience came in 2013 when he guided the Brazilian team in the World Baseball Classic.


11/15/2014 | Beliveau exits with mild left lat strain in Japan Series

Rays relief pitcher Jeff Beliveau was removed with one out in the eighth inning of his Japan All-Star Series outing against Samurai Japan on Saturday at the Tokyo Dome with a mild left lat strain.


11/15/2014 | Rays trade Hellickson to D-backs for two prospects

The Rays pulled the trigger on their second trade of the young offseason Friday night when they sent right-hander Jeremy Hellickson to the D-backs for a pair of young prospects. The Rays acquired infielder Andrew Velazquez and outfielder Justin Williams.


11/14/2014 | Top prospects face off in Arizona Fall League title game

You'll always remember where you first saw them. The Arizona Fall League has served as an incubation field for some of the best young players in the Major Leagues, and the next generation of prospects will have a chance to introduce themselves to a national audience in today's title game.


11/14/2014 | Rays acquire two prospects from D-backs for Hellickson

The Rays dealt right-hander Jeremy Hellickson to the D-backs on Friday night for a pair of promising prospects: infielder Andrew Velazquez and outfielder Justin Williams.


11/14/2014 | D-backs land Hellickson for two prospects

In the first trade for new general manager Dave Stewart, the D-backs bolstered their starting rotation on Friday night, acquiring right-hander Jeremy Hellickson from the Rays in exchange for prospects Justin Williams and Andrew Velazquez.


11/14/2014 | Rays interview Glanville for manager job

The Rays went to one of their "outside the box" candidates on Friday when they interviewed Doug Glanville for their managerial vacancy.


11/14/2014 | Rays announce Spring Training schedule

The Rays announced their 2015 Spring Training schedule on Friday, including ticket prices for games at Charlotte Sports Park.


11/14/2014 | Rays ready to show they're still strong

With all the comings and goings, you might have wondered how things were going with the Tampa Bay Rays. Are the lights still on? Turns out, the Rays are glad you asked.


11/14/2014 | Japan knocks around MLB countrymen

The MLB squad surrendered six runs with two outs and mustered just six hits while dropping Game 2 of the Japan All-Star Series to Samurai Japan, 8-4, on Friday at the Tokyo Dome.


11/13/2014 | O'Conner's homer seals AFL West division for Peoria

Peoria, which fell as far as seven games under .500 at one point in the Arizona Fall League season, stormed back to take a 5-2 victory over Surprise on Thursday that clinched a berth in Saturday's championship game.


11/12/2014 | Tampa native Cash latest to interview for Rays' manager

The local boy interviewed for the Rays manager's job on Wednesday. Kevin Cash, 36, who attended Tampa's Gaither High School and Florida State University, talked to Rays executives about his qualifications to become the successor to Joe Maddon.


11/11/2014 | Rays hoping to explore new ballpark sites

According to a report in the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays and St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman are nearing an agreement that will grant the team permission to explore new ballpark sites in Hillsborough County.




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