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Rays | Nick Franklin takes grounders

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:49:37 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SS Nick Franklin (oblique) felt well enough to take ground balls during workouts Tuesday, March 31.

Fantasy Tip: Franklin will still begin the season on the DL with his oblique injury, and Logan Forsythe will fill in at second. Franklin will take the job when healthy, so he might be worth a late-round selection in AL leagues only.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Tampa Bay Times - Marc Topkin


Rays | Drew Smyly making progress

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:57:55 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Drew Smyly (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Sunday, March 29, and is scheduled to throw a two-inning batting practice session Wednesday, April 1. Smyly could throw another batting practice session Saturday, April 4, and then pitch in a minor league game. Manager Kevin Cash there is a chance Smyly could return to the rotation by the end of April.

Fantasy Tip: Smyly ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) will have a rotation spot when he returns from injury, so owners should monitor his rehab over the next few weeks. Owners on FantasyScore may want to see him start a game or two before using him in their lineups.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Bill Chastain


Rays | Jake McGee will throw Tuesday

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:15:57 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Jake McGee (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday, March 31.

Fantasy Tip: McGee is expected to miss the first month, but he's a great value if he slips to your third RP in drafts.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Tampa Bay Times - Marc Topkin


Rays | Matt Moore to throw bullpen

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:15:21 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Moore (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday, March 31.

Fantasy Tip: Moore is a player to watch as he rehabs from Tommy John surgery. He could return closer to the All-Star break.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Tampa Bay Times - Marc Topkin


Rays | Alex Cobb plays catch

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:14:48 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Alex Cobb (forearm) played catch Monday, March 30, and it went well.

Fantasy Tip: Cobb ($7,500, 15.0% of your cap) will be a daily consideration on FantasyScore once he's cleared to pitch.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Tampa Bay Times - Marc Topkin


Rays | John Jaso could play in OF

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:58:45 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays C/DH John Jaso has played well enough in the outfield in spring training that manager Kevin Cash said Jaso could play there in the second series of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Jaso ($3,900, 7.8% of your cap) is a good plug-and-play option at a thin catcher position on FantasyScore. He doesn't hit for a lot of power, but his .274-7-28 first half in '14 proved he's worth consideration in good matchups.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Tampa Bay Times - Marc Topkin


Rays | Brad Boxberger to fill in at closer

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:28:37 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger will likely see the biggest share of the closer role the first month of the season while RP Jake McGee (elbow) recovers from elbow surgery.

Fantasy Tip: Boxberger had a dominant season with 104 K's in 64 2/3 innings, a 2.37 ERA and 0.84 WHIP in 2014. He will retain value even if he relinquishes the closer role when McGee returns.

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Rays | Alex Cobb cleared to throw

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:25:22 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Alex Cobb (forearm) has been cleared to start throwing again and will play catch from 60 to 75 feet Saturday, March 28.

Fantasy Tip: Cobb ($7,500, 15.0% of cap) is not expected to be ready for the start of the regular season but is not believed to be dealing with a long-term injury. Cobb should be a solid option on FantasyScore when he returns because of his strikeout potential.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Tampa Bay Times - Marc Topkin


Rays | Drew Smyly to throw Sunday

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:15:37 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Drew Smyly (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Sunday, March 29, and could start facing batters if everything goes well.

Fantasy Tip: Smyly ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) is expected to miss the first week or two of the regular season, so owners should keep an eye on his recovery. Smyly could be a solid option on FantasyScore when he returns and could be a middle- to late-round pick in fantasy drafts.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Tampa Bay Times - Marc Topkin


Rays | Chris Archer to start opener

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:21:42 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Chris Archer was named the Opening Day starter Thursday, March 26.

Fantasy Tip: Archer ($6,800, 13.6% of cap) has a home matchup against the Baltimore Orioles. The O's lost a lot of offense, and 1B Chris Davis still has a game remaining on his suspension. Archer is a solid option on FantasyScore at a reduced rate from the rest of the SP1s.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Tampa Tribune - Roger Mooney


Rays | Nick Franklin out to start season

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:05:30 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 2B Nick Franklin (oblique) is expected to start the season on the disabled list, and 2B Logan Forsythe will receive the majority of playing time at the keystone, according to manager Kevin Cash.

Fantasy Tip: Continue to check back for updates on Franklin's return timeline. In favorable matchups, Forsythe ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) could be a low-priced flier for FantasyScore players. Although, cap relief would likely be his best asset. When healthy, Franklin has power potential, but he is a .213 hitter through his first 502 at-bats. He is best left to the waiver wire in the majority of fantasy formats.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Tampa Bay Times - Marc Topkin


Rays | Drew Smyly not expected to pitch this spring

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:24:41 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Drew Smyly (shoulder) is expected to throw his third bullpen of the spring Thursday, March 26, but manager Kevin Cash doesn't think Smyly will be able to appear in a game in spring training.

Fantasy Tip: Smyly recorded a 1.70 ERA and 0.76 WHIP while compiling 44 strikeouts in 47 2/3 innings over seven starts after being traded to the Rays in 2014. Smyly will need to be monitored, but his shoulder injury shouldn't keep him out for long. He's worth stashing late in mixed league drafts for his upside.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Bill Chastain


Rays | Alex Cobb could throw this weekend

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:21:30 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Alex Cobb (forearm) had a good report from Dr. Koco Eaton Monday, March 23, and he could "possibly" throw over the weekend, according to manager Kevin Cash.

Fantasy Tip: Cobb is expected to miss the first couple weeks of the 2015 regular season. His fantasy stock as a No. 2 starter shouldn't really chance much unless he suffers a significant setback. He'll also be a nice source of strikeouts for FantasyScore users once he's back in late April.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Bill Chastain


Rays | Jake McGee pleased with bullpen

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:44:43 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Jake McGee (elbow) was pleased with his third bullpen of the spring Tuesday, March 24, and he said he'll throw five more bullpens before facing hitters. He'll throw another 30-pitch session Friday, March 27. McGee continues to throw at 70 or 80% and just started throwing curve balls again off flat ground Monday, March 23.

Fantasy Tip: Despite the fact that McGee is expected to miss all of April, he's still worth drafting and stashing in mixed leagues for saves down the road. Brad Boxberger is the popular candidate to see most of the ninth-inning duties until McGee returns, and he'll be a late-round speculation for saves.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Tampa Tribune - Roger Mooney


Rays | Brandon Guyer nursing sore ankle

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 22:22:14 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Brandon Guyer (ankle) was given the day off Monday, March 23, due to a mild ankle sprain. Guyer is expected to play in a minor league game Wednesday, March 25, and he might receive six to nine at-bats in that game.

Fantasy Tip: Guyer is likely to serve as a backup in right field behind Steven Souza, and he could see some at-bats as the designated hitter as well. He has a little pop and could be a nice low-end FantasyScore play at just $2,000 (or 4.0% of cap) when he starts.

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Tampa Bay Rays Player News

Acosta Mayo C
Adames Willy SS
Albernaz Craig C
Alcala Franklin OF
Ames Jeff P
Andrade Steve P
Andriese Matt P
Apodaca Juan C
Appel Jason OF
Araujo Yoel OF
Archer Chris SP
Arhart Josh C
Armour Brett P
Asanovich Robert 2B
Ayers Kyle P
Bagley James P
Bailey Luke C
Balfour Grant RP
Barnese Nick P
Bateman Joe P
Bauers Jake 1B
Bayliss Jonah RP
Bean Colter P
Beckham Jeremy 2B
Beckham Tim SS
Beech Travis 2B
Belisario Ronald RP
Beliveau Jeff RP
Bellatti Andrew P
Belnome Vincent 2B
Betemit Wilson 3B
Biell Dustin OF
Boggan Kevin P
Borden Buddy P
Boxberger Brad RP
Bravo-Carmona Adrian C
Brett Ryan SS
Brock Kenny P
Brophy Kevin P
Brown Corey OF
Bryles Brian OF
Butler Joey OF
Cabrera Asdrubal SS
Carroll Damion P
Carroll Jeffrey INF
Carter Kes OF
Casali Curt C
Chapa Angel P
Chavez Angel INF
Chavez Kevin P
Christian Justin OF
Cipriano Cody INF
Ciuffo Nick C
Cobb Alex SP
Colina Alvin C
Colome Alex SP
Cononie Charles P
Cooper Chad 2B
Cormier Lance RP
Cressend Jack RP
Cromer Jason P
Cruz Joseph P
Darcy Jesse P
Darnell James OF
De La Cruz Chris SS
De Los Santos Richard P
Debarr Nick RP
DeJesus David OF
Della Grotta Robert P
Dettrich Julius P
Diamond Scott SP
Dillon Joe INF
Disla Jose P
Dominguez Jose RP
Dykstra Allan 1B
Edwards Ronald C
Edwards Spencer OF
Eldridge Rashad OF
Elmore Jake 2B
Espinosa Sergio P
Estrada Robi INF
Fitzgerald Brian RP
Flanagan Jeremy P
Fleming Marquis P
Flinn Chris P
Fontenot Mike 2B
Forsythe Logan 2B
Francisco Juan 1B
Franklin Nick SS
Frey Evan OF
Frieri Ernesto RP
Frontz Neal P
Fuller Devin P
Furmaniak J.J. INF
Gangi Aaron P
Gannon Nolan P
Garcia Gerardo RP
Garrido Santiago P
Garvin Grayson P
Geltz Steven RP
Gillaspie Casey 1B
Glen William P
Goeddel Tyler 3B
Goetzman Granden OF
Gomes Brandon RP
Gomez Roberto P
Grabowski Jason OF
Greene Charlie C
Guerrieri Taylor P
Guillen Cesar OF
Guyer Brandon OF
Guzman Freddy OF
Guzman Rafelin C
Hager Jake SS
Hall J.T. OF
Hall Justin P
Hamren Erik P
Harris Greg P
Harris James OF
Hauschild Tyler C
Havlicek Stepan P
Henderson Brian P
Henning Clayton OF
Henriquez Victor INF
Humphrey Benjamin 1B
Infante Jhancarlos C
Isenia Charion C
Jackson Bralin OF
Jarman Michael P
Jaso John C
Jennings Desmond OF
Jepsen Kevin RP
Johnson Daniel P
Jones Stephen OF
Karns Nathan SP
Kendrick Joshua 1B
Kiermaier Kevin OF
Kline William P
Koronis Alex P
Larson Brandon 3B
Lee Hak-Ju SS
Leonard Patrick 3B
Livingston Bobby P
Lollis Matt P
Loney James 1B
Longoria Evan 3B
Lopez Hector P
Luck Chris P
Mahtook Mikie OF
Maria Erick C
Marinez Jhan RP
Marjama Mike C
Martin Brandon SS
Martinez Gabby SS
Mason Chris P
Massiatte Dan C
Mateo Henry 2B
Mathis Doug RP
Maxwell Jason INF
McEachern Jason P
McGee Jake RP
Medlock Calvin P
Mendez Deivy P
Miller Jim RP
Miranda Juan 1B
Molina Jose C
Mollicone John C
Mondesi Jr. Raul OF
Montgomery Mike SP
Moore Jeremy OF
Moore Matt SP
Mujica Jose P
Nelson Keith P
Nevarez Matt P
Newmann David P
Nommensen Brett OF
Norberto Jordan RP
Nowak Chris INF
Nunez Franklin P
O'Brien Mikey P
O'Conner Justin C
O'Mally Shawn SS
Odorizzi Jake SP
Olmedo Ray 2B
Olson Jordan P
Orasma Carlos P
Ortiz Ricky P
Ott Travis SP
Paduch Jim P
Patterson Jim P
Peguero Tony P
Pena Angel C
Perez Cesar 3B
Perez Sergio P
Perry Jason OF
Phillips Heath P
Phillips Paul W. P
Powell Boog OF
Querecuto Juniel SS
Quinonez Eduar RP
Quinonez Jonathan OF
Reginatto Leonardo INF
Reyes Carlos P
Reynolds Justin OF
Rico Matt P
Riefenhauser C.J. RP
Rivera Rene C
Robertson Daniel R. SS
Rodriguez Abrahan P
Rodriguez David C
Rogers Cody OF
Rollins Heath P
Romero Enny SP
Rondon Adrian SS
Rosario Waldo OF
Ross Michael INF
Royster Ryan OF
Sanchez Francisco P
Sappington Mark P
Schenk Neil P
Sexton Greg 3B
Shaffer Richie 3B
Shelby III John OF
Smith Burch SP
Smith Hans P
Smyly Drew SP
Snell Blake P
Sonoqui Eligio 1B
Southern Michael P
Souza Steven OF
Speigner Brent C
Spring Matt C
Stanek Ryne P
Stowell Bryce P
Suarez Albert P
Sweeney Matthew INF
Tapia Juan SS
Teaford Everett RP
Thompson Rich C. OF
Tissenbaum Maxx INF
Torres Marcos C
Varga Cameron P
Velazquez Andrew SS
Velez Eugenio OF
Venters Jonny RP
Wagner Neil RP
Wagner Nicholas P
Walker Aaron P
Walker Matt P
Wendt David C
Williams Justin OF
Wilson Bobby C
Yates Kirby RP
Zarate Robert P
Zumwalt Sean P

Anderson Brian J. TO
Auld Brian TO
Baldelli Rocco TO
Bloom Chaim TO
Boroski Stan TO
Cash Kevin MAN
Foley Tom TO
Hendrick George TO
Hickey Jim PC
Montoyo Charlie TO
Neander Erik TO
Nelson Jamie TO
Robinson Dewey TO
Shelton Derek TO
Silverman Matt TO

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