Rays outright former SF Giants pitching prospect Dusten Knight
Longtime SF Giants prospect Dusten Knight reached the big leagues last year. However, he was outrighted to Triple-A by the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday.
GameDay Preview: 'Humbled' MVP Shane McClanahan to Pitch Home Finale on Sunday
Tampa Bay starter Shane McClanahan pitched on Opening Day for the Rays, and he's throwing the final regular season home game too on Sunday at Tropicana Field. He was also named the team's MVP on Saturday. Here's his interview, along with starting lineups, pitching bios and lots of newsy nuggets.
AL Playoff Race (Sept. 25): Astros Get to 100 Wins With Thrilling Comeback Over Orioles
The Houston Astros rallied for four runs in the ninth inning on Saturday night to beat the Baltimore Orioles 11-10 and get their 100th win of the year. Elsewhere, the Cleveland Guardians won again and can clinch the AL Central on Sunday. Here is Saturday's roundup, Sunday's pitching matchups and a snapshot of the current AL playoff bracket.
Whit Merrifield's Homer Ends Classic Pitcher's Duel in Jays' 3-1 Win over Tampa Bay
Toronto's Alek Manoah and Tampa Bay's Drew Rasmussen matched each other pitch for pitch for six innings of a scoreless duel, but the Blue Jays' Whit Merrifeld made the difference with a three-run homer off of Brooks Raley to give Toronto a 3-1 win on Saturday night at Tropicana Field.
Rays Prospect Shane Baz Needs Tommy John Surgery, Will Miss Entire 2023 Season
The Tampa Bay Rays announced that promising young pitcher Shane Baz is going to need Tommy John surgery on his right elbow and is going to miss all of the 2023 season. The 23-year-old appeared in six games this year before being shut down in July with elbow discomfort.
Rays Notebook: Brandon Lowe (Back) Shut Down for Rest of Season
It's a full notebook on Saturday, with news coming from the Tampa Bay Rays that second baseman Brandon Lowe is done for the season with a back injury, Shane McClanahan is named the team's MVP and Tyler Glasnow is set to rejoin the Rays for the final road trip of the season.
Arozarena Gets 6 RBIs as Rays Top Blue Jays in 10-6 Slugfest
Randy Arozarena hit a three-run homer, his 20th of the season, and drove in six runs as Tampa Bay beat Toronto 10-6 and won the season series. The all-important tie-breaker is already having an effect, as the Rays are now at the top of the wild-card race and would host a playoff series.
GameDay Preview: Rays Look to Secure Season Series Win over Blue Jays on Friday Night
The Tampa Bay Rays are just one win away from clinching their season series with the Toronto Blue Jays, and can do that on Friday night with a victory. Should Jeffrey Springs and the Rays win, they'll earn the tiebreaker and move back into the top of the American League wild-card standings.
Rays' Bats Finally Come to Life in 10-5 Rout of Blue Jays
The top five hitters in the Tampa Bay order all had two hits or more and all drove in at least one run in a 10-5 rout of the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night. The Rays are now just one game behind the Blue Jays in the AL wild-card race and are also just a win away from clinching the season series.
My Two Cents: Tyler Glasnow 'Looks Ready to Pitch Seventh Game of World Series'
Tampa Bay reliever Dusten Knight has seen all of Tyler Glasnow's rehab starts in Durham, and he's amazed at the talent the Rays pitcher has. He says he looks ready to pitch in the World Series right now. It's a shame that his rehab start this week can't be here in St. Petersburg for Rays fans to see. It would have helped sell a few thousand extra tickets for sure.
Rays Name 1B Kyle Manzardo Minor League Player of the Year
The Tampa Bay Rays announced all of their minor-league award winners on Thursday, with first baseman Kyle Manzardo being named the organization's player of the year. Mason Montgomery was named minor-league pitcher of the year. Here's the full list of award winners.
Rays Notebook: McClanahan Feels 'Great,' Plans to Start on Schedule on Sunday
Tampa Bay starter Shane McClanahan says he feels great and will make his Sunday start on schedule, Randy Arozarena dismisses reports on his altercation with Yandy Diaz and Jalen Beeks heads to the injured list. All that and more in today's Rays notebook.
Rays Finally Score, But Lose Lead Late, Get Swept by Astros
Tampa Bay finally snapped its 25-inning scoreless streak to take a lead on Wednesday night against the Houston Astros, but then local star Kyle Tucker hit a two-run homer off of Brooks Raley to give the Astros a 5-2 win and a sweep in the three-game series, the first time that's happened to the Rays since early 2019.
AL Playoff Race (Sept. 20): Orioles Waste Another Opportunity, Fall to Tigers Again
Baltimore lost to Detroit for the second straight day, failing to make a move in the American League playoff race. Cleveland took another step toward clinching the AL Central and the Yankees had another dramatic win on Giancarlo Stanton's walk-off grand slam. Here's Tuesday's roundup, with the latest potential playoff pairings.