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Catchers Kevan Smith and Chris Herrmann have agreed to minor league contracts with the Tampa Bay Rays and will report to major league spring training.
Tyler Glasnow agreed to a $2.05 million, one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday that avoided arbitration and fellow right-hander Oliver Drake struck a $1,025,000, one-year deal.
Friday was the deadline for teams and arbitration-eligible players to agree on salaries or exchange desired numbers for 2020. Recapping a hectic day of contract decisions.
Adding Jose Martinez helps Tampa Bay's lineup, while St. Louis lands a top pitching prospect -- and might not be done yet.
The Cardinals have traded outfielders Jose Martinez and Randy Arozarena as part of a deal for Rays lefty prospect Matt Liberatore.
With the big wave of winter moves settling down, we stack up the rosters as spring training approaches.
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With numerous moves involving big-name starters already this offseason, we rank all 30 rotations as things stand right now.
We've already seen some huge hot stove moves. Where have the biggest value shifts come so far, and what is still to come?
Beltre and Scherzer? Yeah, those worked out. Pujols and Chris Davis? Yikes. These are the moves that made or broke your team.
Eric Sogard, who rebounded with a career season with the Blue Jays and Rays in 2019 after an atrocious 2018 campaign, has reached a one-year deal with the Brewers, a source told ESPN.
With Troy's Rangers finally making moves, Buster and Dave Schoenfield analyze the Corey Kluber trade and its impact on the AL West (32:29). But before that, Tim Kurkjian discusses Madison Bumgarner's deal with the Diamondbacks, the league's decision to alter drug testing and Anthony Rendon's comments about the Dodgers. Plus, Sarah Langs on remaining free agents and why her mom is angry (32:29).
The Tampa Bay Rays and Japanese slugger Yoshitomo Tsutsugo have finalized a two-year contract worth about $12 million.
The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a two-year, $12 million contract with Japanese position player Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, a source confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Passan.
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The Rays, already a very left-handed team, get even more so by agreeing with Yoshitomo Tsutsugo to a two-year, $12M deal, as @TBTimes_Rays said. Tsutsugo had big exit-velo numbers in Japan and joins Meadows, Kiermaier, Lowe, Lowe, Choi and Wendle among TB's left-handed bats.
Rays pitcher Blake Snell apologized for his reaction -- captured during a livestream on Twitch -- to news that teammate Tommy Pham was traded to San Diego.
San Diego took another step toward contending in 2020 by adding the outfielder but shipped one of its best prospects to Tampa Bay in the process.
Hoping for a busy week of moves in San Diego? So are we. Here are some deals that would get everyone talking.
The Padres have acquired outfielder Tommy Pham and two-way prospect Jake Cronenworth from the Tampa Bay Rays for outfielder Hunter Renfroe and touted 2B prospect Xavier Edwards.
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The deal sending Tommy Pham from the Tampa Bay Rays to the San Diego Padres is done, sources tell ESPN. Outfielder Hunter Renfroe and middle-infield prospect Xavier Edwards head back to the Rays. Padres will get another minor leaguer.
The Tampa Bay Rays head into the upcoming winter meetings in the listening phase about ways to improve a roster that came within one win of reaching the American League Championship Series last season.
The Rays and the city of St. Petersburg have agreed to abide by their existing agreement, therefore ending any thought of the team playing home games in both the Tampa Bay area and Montreal.