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Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Peralta (illness) tossed a scoreless eighth inning in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.
Impact: Peralta was slowed by an illness recently and had not appeared in a game since Apr. 8, but he pitched well out of the bullpen Wednesday. Expect him to resume pitching in a setup role moving forward.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hellickson (elbow) will have his first mound session pushed back a few days, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Hellickson was supposed to throw off a mound Tuesday, but the team decided it was in his best interest to rest a few more days. The temporary delay in his schedule shouldn't be viewed as a setback, as Hellickson isn't slated to return from the DL until early June in any case.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bedard has been confirmed as the starter for Friday's game against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Bedard was originally on track to kick off the four-game series with New York with a start Thursday, but Tuesday's postponement allowed the Rays to shake up the order of their starters a bit. David Price will instead get the nod for Game 1, while Bedard follows him the next day for his first start with the Rays. Bedard should have a good chance at sticking in the rotation with Jeremy Hellickson, Alex Cobb and Matt Moore all on the disabled list with long-term injuries.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ramos will make his next start Sunday against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: In light of Tuesday's postponement of their game against the Orioles, the Rays will reshuffle their rotation for the series with the Yankees. They'll go with David Price, Erik Bedard, Chris Archer and Ramos during the four-game tilt. Ramos will need to deliver a strong outing if he hopes to hold off Enny Romero or any of the other team's Triple-A starters for a back-end rotation spot.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Odorizzi (illness) is still listed as the Rays' starter for Tuesday's game against Baltimore, while Enny Romero is scheduled to start at Triple-A Durham on Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: The Rays recently scratched Romero from the Bulls' rotation, but it appears as though Odorizzi will be healthy enough to take his turn Tuesday night against Baltimore if the gain isn't postponed by rain forecasted throughout game time.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Price will start Thursday against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Jake Odorizzi's start was pushed back a day, due to a rainout Tuesday, so Price's start in turn will also be shifted back, which could be a blessing as the Yankees' lineup is depleted compared to that of the Orioles.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Odorizzi (illness) will start Wednesday's game against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: His scheduled start Tuesday was rained out, and the Rays will keep the rotation order in tact, with David Price being shifted back to Thursday.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Odorizzi (illness) won't make his scheduled start Tuesday at Baltimore due to a postponement, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: An appearance from Odorizzi was precarious due to an illness, but until the game was called due to weather, he was still expected to take the mound. He's unlikely to supplant Wednesday's starter David Price, meaning a doubleheader would be preferable to allow him to stay on schedule.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Zobrist continues to be a tough out as of late, going 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Monday's loss to the Orioles.
Impact: Holding just a .200 average six games into the schedule, Zobrist has since turned things up a notch or two at the dish. The versatile, switch-hitting veteran has posted a .333/.412/.667 slash line and blasted three home runs over his last 34 plate appearances.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Loney went 2-for-4 with a double in Monday's 7-1 loss to the Orioles.
Impact: After only managing a .176 average through his first 10 games of the season, Loney appears to be heating up at the plate. The ninth-year first baseman is now 4-for-10 over the last three days, including two doubles and a deep drive. Loney put together a .299/.348/.430 slash with 46 extra-base hits in 2013 for the Rays. Those numbers are very playable in AL-only formats, if only as roster depth.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Moore (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery next week, ruling him out for the remainder of 2014, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Moore was hoping to avoid the surgery, but it's seemed inevitable for the last few days, and he apparently made a final decision Monday night after feeling discomfort in his elbow while throwing earlier in the day. The 24-year-old lefty can be ruled out for 2014, and he'll face an uphill battle to be ready by Opening Day 2015. Moore's surgery will be performed by Dr. James Andrews on April 22.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Longoria provided all the offense for the Rays in a loss Monday, singling home a run in the sixth inning.
Impact: Longoria is hitting for a nice average early on, but hasn't had much luck in the RBI department. His RBI Monday was just his sixth this year, with three of them coming in the same game. As long as the average stays up, he should start producing runs soon.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Archer had a rough day Monday, surrendering seven runs in five innings in a losing effort.
Impact: Archer managed six strikeouts in his five innings, but allowed 12 hits. He had only allowed two runs in his first 13 innings before collapsing Monday. He'll try to right the ship his next time out when he faces the Yankees this weekend.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | STATS
News: Zobrist homered from both sides of the plate in a 12-4 loss to Cincinnati on Sunday.
Impact: Zobrist, batting .277 this season, is 9 for 27 (.333) with three homers and five RBIs in his last seven games.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | STATS
News: The Tampa Bay Rays have optioned left-hander Jeff Beliveau to Triple-A Durham and recalled right-hander Brad Boxberger from their top minor league club. The moves were announced Monday before the Rays faced the Orioles.
Impact: Obtained during the offseason in a January trade with San Diego, Boxberger had a 1.29 ERA in six spring training games with Tampa Bay. He was 1-0 with a 1.35 ERA in four games with Durham. The 25-year-old pitched in 18 games with the Padres last season.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | STATS
News: The Tampa Bay Rays have optioned left-hander Jeff Beliveau to Triple-A Durham and recalled right-hander Brad Boxberger from their top minor league club. The moves were announced Monday before the Rays faced the Orioles.
Impact: Beliveau was recalled on Sunday to replace right-hander Alex Cobb, who put on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain. Beliveau pitched a scoreless inning against Cincinnati, his second appearance of the season.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Oviedo (general soreness) is approximately one week away from his return to the Rays' bullpen, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: A late arrival to spring training due to visa concerns, Oviedo broke camp on the disabled list to aid in strengthening his right arm for the rigors of the regular season. Despite the tentative return date, he's allowed at least one run in two of four rehab games at Triple-A Durham en route to a 6.75 ERA in four frames. On a positive note, a 1.00 WHIP and five strikeouts bode well for the focused nature of upcoming major league relief appearances.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ramos is expected to receive at least one more start for the Rays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Ramos was awful in his first start in place of Matt Moore on Sunday, lasting only two innings and giving up four runs on three hits and three walks. He'll be given a chance to redeem himself Friday against the Yankees, but those plans could change if Tuesday's game against the Orioles is postponed due to rain, as anticipated.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Odorizzi was forced to cut his session of catch short Monday after falling victim to an illness, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: The Rays have already went ahead and scratched Enny Romero from his start at Triple-A Durham, giving the team a fallback option if Odorizzi can't make his scheduled start against the Orioles on Tuesday. Odorizzi will rest up at the hotel over night in preparation for Tuesday, but could be given a bit of a reprieve with rain in the forecast for the Baltimore area that night.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Moore (elbow) was able to throw Monday, but no decision regarding Tommy John surgery has been made, Mark Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: The season-ending procedure was assumed to be a certainty due to the slight tear in his UCL, but perhaps he prefers to determine if rest and rehab improve the situation. Despite no determination as of Monday, one may come down in the near future.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Peralta's illness is diminishing, but it's unclear if he'll be able to pitch Monday at Baltimore, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Impact: Peralta will fit in some throwing prior to the game, which he believes will help him determine if he's ready to contribute. If he can pitch through the latter stages of the illness, he'll likely slot into his typical role of setup man.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Rays recalled Boxberger from Triple-A Durham on Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Boxberger was called up to take the roster spot of starting pitcher Alex Cobb (oblique), but he will pitch out of the bullpen for the Rays. Boxberger gave up just one earned run and posted a 13:2 K:BB ratio over 6.2 innings with Durham.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hellickson (elbow) is schedule to throw off a mound Tuesday for the first time since his surgery, the Tampa Tribune reports.
Impact: Hellickson has spent the spring in the early stages of his rehab program, performing workouts mostly composed of long toss and regular catch. He's now ready to progress to the mound, which is an important milestone, as it will be the first time he's thrown from a mound since his Jan. 28 surgery. Should Hellickson continue moving forward without any setbacks, he should return to the mound in early June. This is the first good pitching-related news to come out of the Rays' camp in a while, as Alex Cobb (oblique) and Matt Moore (elbow) currently sit on the DL nursing injuries, both of which have projected timetables greater than the 15 days allotted by their designation. Hellickson's reincorporation to the rotation will definitely play a role in getting their pitching staff back on track.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Moore (elbow) is scheduled to attempt throwing Monday or Tuesday, the Tampa Tribune reports.
Impact: Moore was previously considered to be destined for Tommy John surgery, but it doesn't appear that him and the Rays are ready to make that announcement just yet. His injury does involve a small UCL tear, which almost certainly requires the procedure, but on rare occasions can be dealt with by strengthening the arm, avoiding surgery. Moore is now set to play catch over the coming days, and how his arm responds will provide the best insight on whether he will continue with a strengthening program, or schedule a date to go under the knife.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cobb's (oblique) return timetable could be 4-to-6 weeks, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: The typical timetable for an injury like Cobb's is 6-to-8 weeks, so this qualifies as good news. The injury comes at a tough time for Cobb, who was starting to get on a roll on the mound. He was working on a scoreless streak of 15.1 innings at the time of his injury.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Zobrist was 2-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI in Sunday's loss to the Reds.
Impact: Zobrist was responsible for all four of the Rays' runs Sunday, as he homered from both sides of the plate for the first time in his career. Sunday's power surge brings his OPS up to .871 over the first 13 games of the season.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ramos went just two innings Sunday, allowing four runs (all earned), three hits and three walks with a strikeout. He was dealt his first loss of the season.
Impact: Ramos was essentially auditioning for a spot in the rotation Sunday and did little to impress manager Joe Maddon. It will now be up to Maddon to decide between Ramos and veteran Eric Bedard as to who will take over Alex Cobb's spot in the rotation next Thursday against the Yankees. Expect the other to be delegated to long relief.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: An MRI revealed Cobb is dealing with an oblique strain, which typically carries a 6-to-8 week timetable for recovery, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: This diagnosis would be a big blow for the Rays, as Cobb hasn't been scored upon in his last two starts. With Cobb on the shelf for a while, Enny Romero would be one of the leading candidates to replace him in the rotation.
Sun. Apr 13, 2014 | STATS
News: The Tampa Bay Rays put right-hander Alex Cobb on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a strained oblique in his left side, the second starter they've lost to injury in a week.
Impact: Cobb pitched seven innings in a 1-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. He's gone 15 1-3 innings without allowing a run. Left-hander Matt Moore went on the 15-day DL earlier in the week with a sore elbow. The Rays moved left-hander Cesar Ramos from the bullpen into the rotation to take his place and called up left-hander Erik Bedard after Saturday's game. Ramos and Bedard competed for a spot in the rotation during spring training.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cobb, who was placed on the 15-day DL on Sunday with a left oblique strain, may only miss two starts, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: While the Rays are unsure of how Cobb suffered the injury Saturday, there are whispers that he felt tightness on his first pitch before tossing seven effective innings. The early indications from the team are that it won't sideline him for a significant stretch. Nevertheless, his progress as he works back will ultimately determine if the absence is a short one.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Peralta is dealing with an illness and may not be available to pitch Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: For owners in leagues where Peralta can be removed from the lineup temporarily, it sounds like he's questionable at best to appear in the final game of the Rays' series in Cincinnati.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bedard will likely start Thursday's game against the Yankees, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Impact: Cesar Ramos is starting Sunday, which could lead the Rays to use Bedard in long relief if needed, but the injury to Alex Cobb on Saturday will temporarily push the veteran left-hander into the Rays' injury-ravaged rotation in the short term.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Beliveau was recalled by the Rays on Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: With Alex Cobb's surprise trip to the disabled list, the Rays wanted to bring back an extra arm to contribute in the bullpen for at least the next few days.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cobb was placed on the 15-day DL on Sunday with a left oblique strain, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Although he was seen stretching several times during an effective start Saturday, there was no indication that Cobb was dealing with an injury. He will return to St. Petersburg for an MRI. The Rays have recalled Jeff Beliveau to replace Cobb on the roster, while a replacement for the rotation has not yet been named. One candidate may be Erik Bedard, who was going to replace Cesar Ramos in the team's long-relief role.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | STATS
News: Joyce was 2 for 3 with his second home run of the season Friday against Cincinnati.
Impact: Joyce is batting an impressive .423 with seven RBIs through his first 10 games.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | STATS
News: Price notched his second win Friday against Cincinnati, limiting the Reds to one run and four hits over 8 1-3 innings of work.
Impact: Price - who struck out a season-high 10 - is 2-0 with a 2.91 ERA in three starts.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bedard was recalled from Triple-A Durham after Saturday's game, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Cesar Ramos will slot into the rotation, replacing Matt Moore (elbow), at least temporarily, thus creating a need for a long man in the bullpen. Bedard will fill that role, as expected, but if Ramos struggles, he could be an option to start.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kiermaier was optioned to Triple-A Durham after Saturday's game, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Making his first career start Saturday against Alfredo Simon of the Reds, Kiermaier went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts but did make a very nice throw from center field to nab Joey Votto at the plate in the fourth inning. Kiermaier wasn't expected to be up for long, and the Rays have a crowded outfield, but he figures to get another opportunity with the major league club at some point later this season.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jennings is getting the day from the starting lineup Saturday against the Reds, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Jennings is off to a .250/.362/.475 start. He's walking at a higher rate than his historical mark but is also striking out more (25 percent strikeout rate so far).
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kiermaier will start in center field and bat sixth for the Rays on Saturday, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.
Impact: Kiermaier gets the start in center field with Wil Myers receiving the day off. As long as the remaining outfielders remain healthy, Kiermaier won't see many at-bats.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Joyce is playing right field and batting third for the Rays on Saturday, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.
Impact: Joyce gets the start in right field, as the Rays give Wil Myers the day off. Off to a hot start, Joyce is hitting .423 with two home runs in 34 at-bats so far this season. He's worth looking at in daily and salary cap leagues, if available.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Myers isn't in the Rays' starting lineup Saturday according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.
Impact: This is just a routine day off for Myers, who has played all but one game this season, as the Rays don't have the luxury of a DH in an NL park. Matt Joyce will get the start in right field.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Balfour recorded the last two outs of a 2-1 Rays win over Cincinnati on Friday night to collect his third save of the year. He struck out both batters he retired.
Impact: He entered the game after David Price lost his bid for a shutout when he served up a ninth-inning home run, and he made it more than interesting. Throwing just 10 of 25 pitches for strikes, walking three around a pair of strikeouts, he managed to finish off the Reds before they could plate a game-tying run.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Price allowed just one run on four hits while walking one and striking out 10 over 8.1 innings of a 2-1 win against the Reds on Friday night.
Impact: He was in midseason form as he shut down the Reds until Joey Votto connected on a solo home run in the ninth inning. Now 2-0 with a 2.91 ERA he will attempt to keep it flowing when he takes on the Orioles in Baltimore next time out.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bedard will likely be called up by the Rays on Sunday to replace Cesar Ramos in the bullpen, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Impact: With Ramos getting the starting assignment against the Reds on Sunday, the Rays will likely use Bedard in long relief. Depending on Ramos' performance in Sunday's start, the plans for Bedard could be altered if needed. Bedard struck out five and walked one over four innings in his first start at Triple-A Durham on Monday.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ramos will start for the Rays on Sunday and could remain in the rotation if he pitches well, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Impact: There is still some uncertainty regarding the extent of the damage in Matt Moore's elbow, but with Jeremy Hellickson already on the shelf and Alex Colome serving a suspension, the Rays are giving Ramos an audition for the rotation rather than adding veteran Erik Bedard to the mix.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Moore (elbow) remains in limbo as the Rays await a comparison of his latest MRI to a previous one, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Adding another wrinkle to the situation is that Moore has been reportedly feeling better in recent days. Previous reports suggested that Moore was on his way to Tommy John surgery, but there appears to be a chance that those rumblings were premature. He is expected to play catch in 3-5 days and see how his elbow feels then.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kiermaier will be recalled by the Rays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Kiermaier hit .278 with a home run and three RBI this spring, and it looks as if he'll soon be joining the Rays' outfield. The Rays have solid depth at this position, so don't expect Kiermaier to see consistent playing time.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | STATS
News: Odorizzi was ripped by the Royals on Wednesday.
Impact: The 'Odor' was an unpleasant one this time for the righty, and it was a rough way for Odorizzi to return to Kauffman Stadium, where he made his big league debut with the Royals in 2012. He allowed all seven runs on 10 hits and a walk in five innings.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | STATS
News: Moore plans to play catch in a few days to see how his left elbow is feeling.
Impact: Moore went on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday. He also experienced elbow soreness last year while going 17-4 with a 3.29 ERA for the Rays. He had an MRI and was waiting for a team doctor to compare it to previous tests.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Either Bedard or Cesar Ramos will take Matt Moore's (elbow) place in the rotation Sunday in Cincinnati, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Impact: With knowledge that Moore has sustained a UCL tear, the Rays must fill a rotation spot, likely for the remainder of the year. As a candidate, Bedard has so far made one start at Triple-A Durham this season, allowing one run on two hits and one walk, while striking out five in four frames.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Either Ramos or Erik Bedard will take Matt Moore's (elbow) place in the rotation Sunday in Cincinnati, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Impact: With knowledge that Moore has sustained a UCL tear, the Rays must fill a rotation spot, likely for the remainder of the year. Ramos is a candidate, but because each of his three outings this season has lasted less than two innings, he might need to be stretched out, though he contended with Jake Odorizzi for the fifth starter's job in spring training. However, he's given up just one run on two hits with a 3:1 K:BB in three innings to date.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Myers was dropped to the seventh spot in the order for Wednesday's game against the Royals, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Myers hit second in each of the Rays' first eight games, but manager Joe Maddon decided to shake things up after Myers go just 6-for-31 (.194) in that spot. Myers didn't suddenly forget how to hit, so expect him to move back up the batting order once he breaks out of his slump.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Beliveau was called up from Triple-A Durham on Tuesday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Impact: With Matt Moore expected to land on the DL due to a sore left elbow, Beliveau will act as a lefty specialist until a start requires filling in the Rays' rotation. In his sole minor league appearance of the season, Beliveau struck out two in two scoreless innings Saturday.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Archer threw seven shutout innings Tuesday, surviving eight baserunners while striking out four Royals.
Impact: He wasn't as dazzling as the Royals' Yordano Ventura, but he was just as effective, and 60 of his 91 pitches were thrown for strikes. Unfortunately he got a no-decision as a run wasn't scored in this game until the ninth inning.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Moore's elbow injury involves a UCL tear, which often ends up requiring Tommy John surgery, Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports.
Impact: If the tear is small enough, Moore could rehab the injury and pitch through it, but he did schedule a visit with Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday after the team's MRI was inconclusive. Andrews, of course, is the most famous surgeon who performs TJ surgery, so a visit to his office is worrisome. At the very least, it sounds like Moore will be out for a while, but he could also miss the rest of the season if he needs to go under the knife. Erik Bedard and Cesar Ramos are the leading candidates to replace him in the rotation temporarily, but Jeremy Hellickson (targeting a June return) as well as some prospects in the minor leagues like Enny Romero could be longer term solutions if our worst fears are confirmed with Moore.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | STATS
News: Longoria collected three hits in Monday's 4-2 loss at Kansas City.
Impact: Longoria has hit safely in seven of the first eight games, going 12 for 29 (.414) with a homer and four RBIs.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | STATS
News: Tampa Bay recalled Beliveau Tuesday from Triple-A Durham after placing starter Matt Moore on the disabled list.
Impact: Beliveau has made 23 big league relief appearances, 22 in 2012 with the Chicago Cubs and one in the Rays' final game last season.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | STATS
News: Moore will miss the remainder of the season after opting to have elbow-ligament replacement surgery. The procedure will be performed by Dr. James Andrews, the team announced Tuesday. Moore is the first Rays pitcher to undergo Tommy John surgery since Jason Isringhausen in June 2009.
Impact: Moore, who made the AL All-Star team last year, hasn't pitched since walking off the mound with elbow soreness on April 7 in Kansas City. He was placed on the disabled list the following day.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bedard is one of the Rays' leading candidates to replace Matt Moore in the rotation, the Tampa Tribune reports.
Impact: Cesar Ramos is the other in-house option to see a couple starts while Moore is on the 15-day DL. Bedard hasn't shown the ability to be a quality major-league starter since 2011, so he isn't someone owners should rush to grab in most formats. The team has yet to announce who Moore's replacement will be.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ramos is one of the Rays' leading candidates to replace Matt Moore in the rotation, the Tampa Tribune reports.
Impact: Erik Bedard is the other frontrunner to get a few starts while Moore is on the 15-day DL, and the team has not yet made a decision on who the new fifth starter will be. It's hard to get too excited about Ramos, as he primarily works out of the bullpen, and is not viewed as a high-upside arm.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Moore's (elbow) MRI was inconclusive Tuesday and he will pay a visit to Dr. James Andrews for a more thorough evaluation, as the team says is customary when a pitcher leaves the game with an arm injury, the Rays' official Twitter feed reports.
Impact: He was placed on the 15-day DL on Tuesday after being removed from Monday's start with what was deemed a sore left elbow. The fact that the MRI was inconclusive is not necessarily a reason to panic, but it's always worrisome when a pitcher pays Dr. Andrews a visit. We know he'll be out at least 15 days, and will update the situation when more information becomes available.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Moore (upper body) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Impact: After Moore was removed from Monday's start, initial reports stated that his left elbow was sore, but discomfort in the region had diminished by the time he woke up Tuesday. Despite having full range of motion in his left arm, the nature of the ailment, as well as the recovery timetable, are unknown. The Rays now have an opening in the rotation Sunday in Cincinnati, but in the interim, Jeff Beliveau will be called up to act as a lefty specialist out of the pen.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Moore underwent an MRI on his left elbow Tuesday morning but "didn't learn [anything] one way or the other," Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Impact: Although Moore relayed that he still has full range of motion in his left arm, it's unclear if he'll require a stay on the DL, after leaving his start Monday due to a sore elbow. Once the results of Tuesday's evaluation are revealed, we'll have a better indication of his immediate status, but because elbow injuries of any variety are always a worry, the Rays may opt to have him rest up anyway.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Longoria went 3-for-4 with two singles and a double in Monday's 4-2 loss versus the Royals.
Impact: Longoria continued his scorching start to the 2014 season with this performance. The three-time All-Star now has a .414/.500/.621 slash with four RBI and five runs scored through eight games.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Speaking after Monday's game, Rays manager Joe Maddon said that Moore (elbow) did not feel a pop in his elbow and did not want to leave Monday's game, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Maddon's comment comes as music to the ears of nervous fantasy owners, after Moore left Monday's game in the fifth inning due to a sore left elbow. It's encouraging that Moore wanted to stay in the game, as he'd likely have some idea if he were dealing with a serious injury. All the positivity aside, the situation is still worth keeping a close eye on, as Moore will undergo an MRI on Tuesday. Things are looking up, but he's not yet out of the woods.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Zobrist hit a solo home run off of Jason Vargas in the ninth inning of Monday's 4-2 loss to the Royals.
Impact: Zobrist singled earlier in the game, and he's now 8-for-28 (.286 BA) with a homer, two RBI, six runs, and five walks. Everything seems to be business as usual.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Moore left Monday's game due to soreness in his left elbow, and although he will undergo an MRI on Tuesday, the Rays said that there is no reason "at this time" to believe Moore's injury is serious, Rooger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Impact: While the team doesn't sound pessimistic, the terms "elbow soreness" and "MRI" in close proximity are not what fantasy owners want to see. Moore left Monday's start in the fifth inning with an initially undisclosed injury, and the Rays should know more Tuesday, after the MRI is completed. Elbow soreness is far from an ideal diagnosis, but it's entirely possible that the lefty is just dealing with something minor.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Moore was removed from Monday's start against the Royals in the fifth inning with an upper-body injury, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: While the exact nature of Moore's injury is unclear, the lefty hurler was noticeably grimacing after throwing a pitch to Norichika Aoki. After visiting with trainer, Moore was removed from the game, finishing with a line of one run allowed on four hits and two walks over 4.1 innings. Expect the team to provide more information on his injury after the game.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | STATS
News: Cobb was brilliant in Sunday's 3-0 loss to Texas.
Impact: Cobb scattered three hits, walked one and struck out six in seven shutout innings for the Rays. Only one runner reached second against Cobb.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | STATS
News: Myers was awful in Sunday's 3-0 loss to Texas.
Impact: Myers went 0 for 4 and has five hits in 23 at-bats with nine groundballs in 26 plate appearances. He is not making quality contact.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rodriguez is in the lineup Monday against the Royals, the Tampa Tribune reports.
Impact: Rodriguez will take the spot of David DeJesus in left field, as DeJesus typically sits when the Rays go against a lefty, and Jason Vargas is taking the mound for the Royals on Monday. Rodriguez is 2-for-7 with a home run already this season, and will bat seventh in the lineup.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cobb threw seven shutout innings, allowing just three hits and one walk while striking out six Sunday afternoon versus the Rangers.
Impact: Certainly not at top form in his 2014 debut this past Tuesday, Cobb bounced back in a big way Sunday. The fact that he did not end up earning a victory, due to Yu Darvish being just as dominant for the Rangers, takes nothing away from the seven strong frames.
Sun. Apr 6, 2014 | STATS
News: Joyce had a two-run homer among his two hits in a 5-4 win over Texas on Saturday.
Impact: Joyce is 7 for 13 (.538) with two doubles and five RBIs in his first five games this season.
Sun. Apr 6, 2014 | STATS
News: Loney had a pair of doubles, including the go-ahead two-run one in the eighth inning, in a 5-4 victory over Texas on Saturday night.
Impact: Loney was 2 for 13 (.154) in his first four games this season.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ramos was "on call" to be the replacement starter for David Price in case Price's illness prevented him from going Saturday night, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Ramos was contending for the Rays' fifth starter job with Jake Odorizzi this spring, so at least he was stretched out to go deeper into games. More often than not, he'll work in middle relief.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Loney hit a two-run double in the eighth inning to put the Rays on top of the Rangers in their 5-4 win Saturday night.
Impact: Loney had a big night, getting on base four times. The Rangers opted to walk Evan Longoria with an open base to get to Loney with lefty Neal Cotts on the mound. Even though Loney doesn't have a pronounced split, this could be a frequent occurrence.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Price pitched through a high fever Saturday, according to Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune, allowing four runs on nine hits with no walks and six strikeouts in six innings against the Rangers.
Impact: Price picked the wrong day to be under the weather, having to go up against the Rangers' offense. Since he didn't miss the start, and the fever is the only reported symptom, he should be back to full health by his next start.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | STATS
News: Hanigan was solid for the Rays on Friday.
Impact: Hanigan hit a three-run jack and also singled.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | STATS
News: Rodriguez was outstanding as a fantasy producer Friday.
Impact: Rodriguez hit a three-run bomb and drove in four runs in a terrific effort.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | STATS
News: Odorizzi earned Friday's win for the Rays. It's his first in the big leagues.
Impact: There was a strong 'Odor' of success afterward in the Rays' clubhouse after he allowed three hits in six innings in his seventh big league start and 10th game overall. "It's a surreal type of moment," Odorizzi said.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | STATS
News: Escobar and the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a two-year contract extension covering 2015 and 2016 worth a guaranteed $13 million. The deal announced Saturday also includes a club option for 2017. The extension replaces a 2015 club option.
Impact: The 31-year Escobar played in a career-high 153 games and made 149 starts last season for the Rays. After establishing club records with a .989 fielding percentage and 53 consecutive errorless games at shortstop, he was a finalist for the American League Gold Glove Award.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Escobar agreed to a two-year extension through 2016 with the Rays, with a club option for the 2017 campaign.
Impact: Escobar will play out this season, as well as the next two, as Tampa Bay's primary shortstop, which he initially held down in 2013. Expect him to act as a decent on-base threat, with modest, at best, power.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Joyce is not in the starting lineup Friday against the Rangers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: With a lefty in Joe Saunders toeing the rubber for Texas, the Rays will go with Logan Forsythe as their designated hitter Friday. Expect Joyce to be available off the bench and back in the lineup Saturday against right-hander Nick Martinez.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Loney is not in the starting lineup Friday against the Rangers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Despite Loney's 8-for-29 record (including two home runs) against lefty Joe Saunders, manager Joe Maddon will instead go with the right-handed-swinging Sean Rodriguez at first base Friday. Loney is off to a slow start this season (2-for-13), but he hit just below .300 against southpaws last season and doesn't appear to be in danger of slipping into a platoon.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Myers (illness) is back in the lineup Friday against the Rangers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Myers has evidently shaken the bug that kept him out of the lineup Thursday, as he's penciled in to man right field and bat second in a favorable matchup against lefty Joe Saunders. The 23-year-old is 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI against Saunders in his career.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hanigan went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in the victory over the Rangers Friday night.
Impact: Power is not really the name of the game with Hanigan, but the Rays and fantasy owners alike will definitely not complain. The veteran backstop is now 4-for-11 on the young season and is looking awfully interesting in deeper fantasy leagues right now, especially the two-catcher variety.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a home run, four RBI and two runs scored in Friday's 8-1 win over the Rangers.
Impact: A big night for Rodriguez as he got the start at first base over James Loney with the left-handed Joe Saunders on the mound for the Rangers. This is certainly something to keep an eye on in regards to the Rays lineup.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Odorizzi was brilliant in his 2014 debut, working six shutout innings while recording four strikeouts and three walks.
Impact: Odorizzi more than backed up the Rays' decision to make him their fifth starter heading into the season. The talented 24 year old held a strong Rangers' lineup to a mere three hits over his half-dozen frames of work en route to the first win of his young big league career.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | STATS
News: Longoria hit a three-run homer as the Rays split a four-game series with Toronto by beating the Blue Jays 7-2 on Thursday night.
Impact: Longoria was 6 for 15 in the series.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | STATS
News: Archer threw six solid innings as the Rays split a four-game series with Toronto by beating the Blue Jays 7-2 on Thursday night.
Impact: Archer allowed two runs, four hits, two walks and had seven strikeouts. Archer and the Rays agreed to a $25.5 million, six-year deal Wednesday.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: DeJesus is not in the starting lineup Friday against the Rangers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: DeJesus' foot seemed to respond well in his return Thursday, as he went 2-for-5 with a double and a triple. His absence Friday likely has more to do with the lefty (Joe Saunders) who's on the mound for Texas, but it's uncertain whether DeJesus will actually play the field Saturday. Brandon Guyer will man left field in his absence.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: DeJesus hit a double and a triple and scored twice out of the leadoff spot for the Rays on Thursday.
Impact: DeJesus has been dealing with some foot soreness that kept him out of the lineup Tuesday and Wednesday and limited him to DH on Thursday. His status for Friday's series opener with the Rangers is still unknown, but manager Joe Maddon may decide to keep the left-handed hitting DeJesus out of the lineup against left-handed starter Joe Saunders.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Oviedo will start for Triple A Durham to begin his rehab assignment, the Tampa Tribune reports.
Impact: The rehab assignment is really more of an extended spring training for Oviedo, who arrived late to camp because of visa issues. He is expected to be ready for big-league action about April 15 and is expected to be a key contributor in the bullpen.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rodriguez was reinstated from the paternity list on Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: The Rays optioned Vincent Belhome to Triple-A after Thursday's game. It's back to business for Rodriguez, who will resume his role as a backup infielder.
Thu. Apr 3, 2014 | RotoWire
News: DeJesus (foot) is in the lineup Thursday against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: DeJesus left Monday's opener with some foot soreness, and even though the X-rays came back negative, he missed Tuesday and Wednesday's games due to the injury. He'll return to action on Thursday, batting leadoff as the DH against the Jays' Brandon Morrow.
Thu. Apr 3, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Vincent Belnome was optioned to Triple-A Durham after Thursday's game, indicating that Rodriguez (paternity leave) will likely rejoin the Rays on Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Rodriguez spent Thursday with his family, but should be available Friday.
Thu. Apr 3, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Longoria went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in Thursday's win against Toronto.
Impact: It was the first home run of the season for Longoria, who hit 32 long balls in 2013. As long as he stays healthy, Longo should be primed for a big season as one of the best fantasy third basemen.
Thu. Apr 3, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Archer tossed six strong innings to earn the win against Toronto on Thursday, allowing two runs and four hits with seven strikeouts.
Impact: Archer gave up a couple of runs in the fourth inning, but was otherwise effective and efficient. He's one of the best young pitchers in baseball, and should post strong numbers this season.
Thu. Apr 3, 2014 | STATS
News: Moore was tagged with the loss in Wednesday's defeat to Toronto, giving up two runs and six hits over 5 2-3 innings.
Impact: Moore was decent, but not as good as many might have expected in his first start following his 17-win 2013 campaign. Owners shouldn't panic, though.
Thu. Apr 3, 2014 | STATS
News: Myers has been scratched from the starting lineup because of flu-like symptoms. The Tampa Bay Rays announced the move about 90 minutes before Thursday's first pitch.
Impact: Myers, the 2013 AL Rookie of the Year, had been listed as the second-place hitter for the game against Toronto.
Thu. Apr 3, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rodriguez was placed on paternity leave on Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Rodriguez will miss a game or two while awaiting the birth of his child before returning to action for the Rays. Vince Belnome was called up from Triple-A to take his spot on the roster.
Thu. Apr 3, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Forsythe is in the lineup Thursday against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Forsythe will step into the Rays' outfield to fill the void left by Wil Myers, who was a late scratch due to flu-like symptoms. Forsythe will start in left field and bat sixth in the order.
Thu. Apr 3, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Myers was scratched from Thursday's lineup due to flu-like symptoms, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Myers was originally slated to bat second and start in right field, but his scratch will now shuffle things up a bit. Desmond Jennings will take over the two-spot, and Logan Forsythe will be inserted into the lineup at left field, with Matt Joyce taking over for Myers in right.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rodriguez will man left field and bat seventh in the order Tuesday against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Toronto is sending out lefty Mark Buehrle on Wednesday, spurring Rodriguez's placement in the lineup. In 671 career plate appearances against southpaws, Rodriguez has posted a .252/.352/.398 line with 12 homers and 18 stolen bases.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Moore struck out four and walked three while allowing two runs on six hits over 5.2 innings in a loss to the Jays on Wednesday night.
Impact: While the outing wasn't great, it wasn't a bad showing from Moore either. The three walks stand out as problematic, but inconsistent control is hardly unusual from the young left-hander, while the 8.2-shutout inning performance from Mark Buehrle on the other side put Moore on the wrong side of the ledger. Moore has a pair of road starts next week, including a trip to Kansas City on Monday before a start against the Reds at Great American Ballpark on April 13.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | STATS
News: Cobb lost his season debut Tuesday for the Rays.
Impact: Cobb gave up four runs, five hits and four walks and had three strikeouts in five innings. "Pretty much the whole game, fastball command was non-existent," Cobb said.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | STATS
News: Joyce had two more hits Tuesday for the Rays.
Impact: Joyce also had two hits Monday and is on pace for 324. That won't happen but he could be a quality fantasy producer for sure.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Oviedo (general soreness) threw a simulated game Tuesday, and could start his rehab assignment this weekend, with hopes that he's ready to see big-league action around April 15, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: The plan has always been for Oviedo to be a key contributor in the Rays' bullpen, but he would probably need both Grant Balfour and Heath Bell to struggle or get injured in order to start getting save opportunities.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hanigan won't start Wednesday, as he's feeling a little ill, but could be available later in the game to relieve Jose Molina, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Manager Joe Maddon said that he is expected to catch more than half of Tampa Bay's games this season, although both Hanigan and Jose Molina are defensive specialists, making them one of the least appealing backstop duos in baseball from a fantasy perspective.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: DeJesus (foot) hopes to return to the lineup Thursday, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: DeJesus will be available off the bench Wednesday against the Blue Jays to pinch-hit, so it seems his foot contusion isn't particularly worrisome. Sean Rodriguez will cover for DeJesus in left field for the time being.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | STATS
News: The Tampa Bay Rays agreed to a long-term contract with another of their young pitchers, agreeing to a $25.5 million, 6-year deal with right-hander Chris Archer. The contract announced Wednesday includes club options for 2020 and 2021 that could raise the value to $43.75 million.
Impact: The 25-year-old Archer went 9-7 with a 3.22 ERA in 23 starts as a rookie last season. He was scheduled to make his first start of the season Thursday against Toronto. Archer was obtained from the Cubs as part of an eight-player trade that sent Matt Garza to Chicago in 2011. The new deal replaces a one-year contract agreed to in February that called for Archer to make $511,200 in the major leagues and $214,222 in the minors.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Archer agreed to a six-year, $25.5 million contract with the Rays on Wednesday, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports. The new contract will kick in this season and includes team options for 2020 and 2021.
Impact: Archer showed enough in 23 starts last season -- a 3.22 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 101:38 K:BB ratio over 128.2 innings -- to convince the Rays to lock him up without even a full season under his belt. Archer is scheduled to make his 2014 debut Thursday against the Blue Jays.
Tue. Apr 1, 2014 | STATS
News: Myers went 3 for 5 with two runs and two RBIs in Monday's 9-2 season-opening win over Toronto.
Impact: Myers kicked off his 2014 campaign with a bang. He could be in for a monster season.
Tue. Apr 1, 2014 | STATS
News: Price shut down the Blue Jays in Monday's season-opening 9-2 victory.
Impact: Price allowed two runs, six hits and struck out six in 7 1-3 innings. He's well on his way to surpassing his 10 wins from last season.
Sun. Mar 30, 2014 | STATS
News: Oviedo is on the disabled list to start the season.
Impact: Ovideo is recovering from Tommy John Surgery.
Sun. Mar 30, 2014 | STATS
News: Hellickson is starting the season on the 15-day disabled list, though he likely won't pitch until May.
Impact: Hellickson is recovering from surgery on his right elbow.
Sun. Mar 30, 2014 | STATS
News: Beckham is opening the season on the 15-day disabled list.
Impact: Beckham is recovering from right knee surgery after injuring it in December.