3/2/2015 | Rays weigh pros, cons of bunting
Putting one down. Bunting. Not the easiest thing to do for a Major League hitter. Nevertheless, a player not being able to bunt remains one of the hot-button issues for fans of the game.
3/2/2015 | Archer plans to keep plenty in his tank for stretch run
Starting pitchers have a two-fold task during Spring Training: build up endurance while leaving some gas in the tank for the season. Rays right-hander Chris Archer understands that to meet the ultimate goal of pitching through the season and finishing strong, he must temper what he does during the offseason and in Spring Training.
3/2/2015 | 'Nicest guy in baseball' took alternate route to The Show
By Scott Cursi's estimation, he wasn't a bad player when he caught for Pickerington High School in Pickerington, Ohio. And knowing what a future Major Leaguer looked like (rival catcher Mike Matheny) didn't stop Cursi from continuing to play, nor did it keep him from finding a less conventional route to The Show.
3/1/2015 | Belisario discusses fractured left shoulder
Ronald Belisario addressed the media on Sunday, a day after the Rays announced that the veteran right-hander had sustained a fractured left shoulder, which was discovered when he took his physical.
3/1/2015 | Record-breaking season sets high bar for Boxberger
Rays manager Kevin Cash smiled when asked what he would like to see from Brad Boxberger this season. "Just whatever he was doing last year," Cash said. Boxberger may be Tampa Bay's closer until Jake McGee returns from the disabled list.
3/1/2015 | Rays expect Rivera to add pop behind plate
Rene Rivera spent a professional career that began in 2001 working toward getting his chance in the Majors, which finally came last season. Now he's with Tampa Bay, looking to continue his production as a hitter.