Rays Ruin Mark Buehrle's Last Game With First Grand Slam Of The Season

The Rays haven’t had a great season. They’ll finish with a losing record, even after they most likely beat the Blue Jays today. Remarkably, Tampa Bay went the first 161 games never hitting a grand slam, despite 142 plate appearances with the bases loaded. That changed today when Joey Butler went deep off of Mark… »10/04/15 4:22pm10/04/15 4:22pm


Jose Fernandez Teases Evan Longoria After Giving Up A Home Run

Consider this friendly exchange between Jose Fernandez and Evan Longoria a change of pace from Jonathan Papelbon’s Fightin’ Around The League tour. The Rays third baseman absolutely socked an offering from the Marlins pitcher in the first inning of Thursday’s game, and in the next inning, Fernandez joked about it. »10/02/15 12:58pm10/02/15 12:58pm

Kevin Kiermaier Delivers 100 MPH Fastball From Center Field To Nail Runner

You don’t need MLB’s Statcast to understand that this is a great throw from Rays’ center fielder Kevin Kiermaier; that much is apparent by the ease with which he throws out the foolish runner. But it is pretty cool to see that his throw clocked in at 100.4 MPH—a speed that only a dozen or so pitchers hit—while being… »10/01/15 11:19pm10/01/15 11:19pm

Rays Rookie's First Home Run Earns Him A First-Rate Silent Treatment

In his second game since being called up by the Rays, 2012 first-round pick Richie Shaffer went deep for his first big-league home run. The power-hitting 24-year-old should have plenty more home runs to come, but you only get one first. So when Shaffer got back to the dugout, his teammates made sure to greet him with… »8/05/15 9:40am8/05/15 9:40am

The Bizarre Spring Training Injuries Are Out In Full Force

The greatest spring training tradition—baseball players injuring themselves in weird-ass ways—has arrived early this year. First Michael Saunders stepped on a sprinkler head and tore the meniscus in his knee, and now Tampa Bay Rays reliever Ronald Belisario has fractured his (non-throwing) shoulder while getting out… »2/28/15 12:44pm2/28/15 12:44pm