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2017 Schedule
80-82, 3rd in AL East
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Rays ask Venters to camp after 3rd TJ surgery

Relief pitcher Jonny Venters, who hasn't pitched in the majors since 2012, has been invited to big league spring training by the Tampa Bay Bays while trying to come back from his third Tommy John surgery.

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Source: Veteran RP Cishek, Cubs agree to deal

Veteran reliever Steve Cishek, who pitched for the Mariners and Rays last season and has 121 career saves, reached a two-year deal with the Cubs, a source told ESPN.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Carlos Gonzalez's value has declined after a down year in Colorado, but he's quietly attracting interest as a free agent because he's likely to sign a short-term deal to reestablish his market value. The Blue Jays, Royals, Rays, Giants and Athletics are among the teams that have CarGo on their radar. "There will be a rush once we all realize we can't get what we want," said a personnel man for one of the clubs keeping an eye on Gonzalez.

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Tampa Bay Rays Manager Kevin Cash on the trade rumors encompassing Evan Longoria and Chris Archer: "I know there is a lot of chatter about our players. I don't know what will take place."

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Rays manager Kevin Cash didn't mince words when asked about the power of the division rival New York Yankees: "It's going to be very challenging." Said he's already done some sketching on what facing that lineup will look like.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yadier Molina hosted a celebrity softball game and HR Derby to bring joy to his island of Puerto Rico, devastated by Hurricane Maria. Yadi had the opportunity to share the experience with his two older brothers, Bengie and José Molina.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Los hermanos Molina se juntaron en su isla de Puerto Rico para traerle alegría al pueblo después del catastrófico Huracán María. Yadier Molina es el anfitrión de un "Home Run Derby" y un juego de softball de celebridades, donde compartió junto a sus hermanos Bengie y José.

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8dDavid Schoenfield and Bradford Doolittle

Five trades we'd love to see at the winter meetings

A star slugger to the Cardinals? A coveted young ace to the Dodgers? With baseball's winter meetings just days away, we offer a handful of deals that make sense for all sides.

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11dKeith Law

Law: White Sox strike first on winter market

The ChiSox fired up the hot stove by signing free agent Welington Castillo, while the Cardinals dealt a 2016 All-Star and the Rays landed a prospect.

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23dBradford Doolittle

Hot stove stock watch: Rays

Though the status quo odds are long for the Rays, Tampa Bay's playoff contention is within the realm of possibility.

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Honeywell among seven added to Rays' roster

The Tampa Bay Rays added RHPs Brent Honeywell, Diego Castillo, Yonny Chirinos and Jose Mujica, LHP Ryan Yarbrough, OF/1B Jake Bauers and OF Justin Williams to the team's 40-man roster on Monday.

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Lowe launches homer in AFL

Rays second-base prospect Brandon Lowe went 2-for-4 with a home run and a triple for the Surprise Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League's regular-season finale on Thursday. The 23-year-old, who participated in the league's Fall Stars Game earlier this month, slashed .224/.348/.414 in 16 games.

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29dDan Szymborski

Projecting MLB's award winners in 2018

Brent Honeywell has as good of a Rookie of the Year chance as almost anyone, especially if he gets in the Rays' rotation early.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs69425th
Batting Average.24525th
On Base Percentage.31722nd
Slugging Percentage.42220th
Earned Run Average3.978th
Quality Starts73Tied-11th
WHIP1.266th
BAA.2428th