Wed, 26 Jan 2011 05:55:53 -0800
Free-agent OF Rocco Baldelli (Rays) has retired at the age of 29 and will take a job as a special adviser to the front office for the Tampa Bay Rays, MLB.com's Bill Chastain reports.
Wed, 03 Nov 2010 12:50:17 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Rocco Baldelli, RP Grant Balfour, RP Joaquin Benoit, RP Randy Choate, OF Brad Hawpe, RP Rafael Soriano, RP Chad Qualls, 1B Carlos Pena and OF Gabe Kapler have declared free agency, according to CBSSports.com.
Wed, 03 Nov 2010 00:54:49 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays could have as many as 11 free agents when the negotiating period begins, according to The Tampa Tribune's Roger Mooney. OF Carl Crawford, RP Rafael Soriano, RP Grant Balfour and RP Dan Wheeler are Type A free agents, meaning the Rays will receive two draft picks if they sign with another team. 1B Carlos Pena, RP Joaquin Benoit and RP Randy Choate are Type B free agents, meaning the Rays receive a sandwich pick if they sign with another club. OF Rocco Baldelli, OF Brad Hawpe, RP Chad Qualls and OF Gabe Kapler are the Rays' other free agents.
Thu, 07 Oct 2010 10:10:05 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 1B Willy Aybar has been activated onto the postseason roster and will serve as the designated hitter in Game 2 of the Division Series Thursday, Oct. 7, according to MLB.com's Bill Chastain. OF Rocco Baldelli (leg) has been taken off the roster with left leg fatigue, which is symptomatic of mitochondrial disorder. Aybar is hitting sixth in the lineup Thursday.
Wed, 06 Oct 2010 10:07:00 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Rocco Baldelli will serve as the designated hitter and bat sixth in the order in Game 1 of the Division Series Wednesday, Oct. 6, according to ESPNDallas.com's Jeff Caplan.
Wed, 06 Oct 2010 07:20:19 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OFs Rocco Baldelli and Desmond Jennings were put on the playoff roster, the St. Petersburg Times' Marc Topkin reports.
Sun, 03 Oct 2010 23:22:23 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Rocco Baldelli scored on an error by Kansas City Royals 3B Wilson Betemit, according to Doug Tucker, of The Associated Press. The run gave Tampa Bay a 3-2, 12-inning win over the Royals Sunday, Oct. 3, and the win clinched the American League East.
Wed, 01 Sep 2010 09:26:53 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays recalled OF Desmond Jennings, OF Rocco Baldelli, SP Jeremy Hellickson and C Dioner Navarro from Triple-A Durham Wednesday, Sept. 1, according to The Sports Network.
Tue, 31 Aug 2010 10:13:47 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays are expected to recall SP Jeremy Hellickson, OF Desmond Jennings, C Dioner Navarro, C Jose Lobaton, OF Brad Hawpe and OF Rocco Baldelli when rosters expand Wednesday, Sept. 1, according to The Tampa Tribune's Tony Fabrizio.
Wed, 25 Aug 2010 08:07:08 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays could look at OF Rocco Baldelli as an option at designated hitter because he is hitting .333 with two home runs and seven RBIs for Triple-A Durham, reports Bill Chastain, of MLB.com. "We haven't finalized anything yet, but Rocco is definitely strong," manager Joe Maddon said. "He's done it before. Believe me, I've watched him take BP with us the last couple of months and there's nothing wrong with his strength level. If he's getting his timing back and he's seeing the ball good, he could be very valuable, particularly against left-handed pitching."