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39-36, 3rd in AL East
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Rays' Rasmus put on DL

The Tampa Bay Rays placed OF Colby Rasmus (left hip tendinitis) on the 10-day disabled list Friday, retroactive to June 19. OF Shane Peterson has been selected from Triple-A Durham to fill his roster spot.

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Schebler, Gennett help Reds top Rays 7-3, end 9-game skid

Scott Schebler and Scooter Gennett homered and Joey Votto snapped an eighth-inning tie with an RBI single, helping the Cincinnati Reds end a season-high nine-game losing streak with a 7-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night.

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Plouffe to make Rays debut

Trevor Plouffe will make his first appearance in a Rays uniform Monday night, hitting seventh in the order as a DH vs. the Reds. The veteran 3B was acquired by the Rays over the weekend, for cash considerations, after being designated for assignment by the Athletics on Thursday.

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What does Brendan McKay's CWS outing say for his MLB future?

Brendan McKay believes he can do what no player since Babe Ruth has done in major league baseball -- pitch and hit. He did it in Louisville's first College World Series game to minimal success. Is refusing to choose one over the other the right choice?

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Rays starter Chris Archer had 7 more strikeouts with his slider (8 strikeouts total), giving him an MLB-high 91 this season - Max Scherzer ranks 2nd with 66.

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Louisville's 2-way McKay wins Howser Trophy

Louisville's Brendan McKay, the fourth overall pick in the MLB draft, won the Dick Howser Trophy after going 10-3 with 17 home runs and 56 RBIs.

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MLB draft recap: Rays

Tampa Bay scored big-time with two-way star Brendan McKay, who might not pitch much until next year given his run to the College World Series. How did the Rays fare after the first round?

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Tuesday's longest home runs

Anthony Rizzo's leadoff debut netted him Tuesday's longest shot, on a night when 16 homers exceeded 425 feet -- most in a single day since ESPN began tracking distance in 2009.

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Faria leads Rays to 8-1 rout of Blue Jays

Rookie Jacob Faria dazzled again and Logan Morrison hit his 18th home run of the season to help the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-1 on Tuesday night.

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McKay has big shoes to fill

The last two college players selected in the top 5 by Tampa Bay have combined for eight All-Star appearances, a Cy Young, two Gold Gloves and a Silver Slugger.

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Rays draft 1B Brendan McKay at No. 4

The Tampa Bay Rays selected Louisville first baseman Brendan McKay with the No. 4 pick in Monday night's MLB first-year player draft.

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The Tampa Bay Rays select Louisville LHP/1B Brendan McKay, Baseball America's college player of the year, with the fourth pick. The interesting thing: The Rays announced him as a first baseman. The top three teams reportedly liked McKay as a pitcher, but the Rays like him as a hitter (he hit .343 with 17 HRs with more walks than strikeouts) and many scouts regard him as the best hitter in the draft.

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At No. 4 overall, Brendan McKay is Louisville's highest-drafted player. The previous highest was Corey Ray, who was selected 5th by the Brewers last year. No other Louisville player has been drafted higher than 20th.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.088th
Quality Starts31Tied-15th
WHIP1.3311th
BAA.25112th
Runs3608th
Batting Average.25514th
On Base Percentage.32913th
Slugging Percentage.4476th

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