MLB Rumors: Tampa Bay Rays

Impact of Belisario's injury 

March, 1, 2015
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Add Ronald Belisario to the list of players who admits to an unusual off-the-field injury. As ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark reported Saturday, Belsario will be sidelined with a fractured left shoulder which he suffered getting out of a swimming pool.

Rays president of baseball operations Matt Silverman, announced Saturday that Belisario would not be able to throw "for several weeks" because of the injury to his non-pitching shoulder, which occurred at his home in Venezuela before he reported to spring training.

This injury is on par with Clint Barmes, who broke his collarbone in 2005, who fell while lugging a package of deer meat he got from teammate Todd Helton and broke his collarbone.

Belisario, signed to a minor league deal, seemed to have a "decent shot" to win a spot in the bullpen as a ground-ball specialist, says Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. If Belisario falls behind the pack, that would make it easier for someone like Steven Geltz to be with the big league club on Opening Day.

Cabrera in limbo with Rays? 

February, 24, 2015
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Part of the reason that the Tampa Bay Rays signed free agent Asdrubal Cabrera to a one-year, $7.5 million deal for 2015 is that the versatile infielder gives the team the option to use him at either second base or shortstop.

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No more catching for Jaso? 

February, 7, 2015
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The Tampa Bay Rays re-acquired John Jaso last month in the deal that sent Ben Zobrist to Oakland, but there are no plans to put him back behind the plate.

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Rays looking for an infielder 

February, 2, 2015
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Amid a report they were close to adding Alexi Casilla, the Tampa Bay Rays may be looking for another middle infielder.

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Rays don't expect to land Moncada 

January, 30, 2015
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The Tampa Bay Rays were the latest team to kick the proverbial tires on Yoan Moncada, as they reportedly held a private workout with the Cuban infielder at their stadium this week.

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Rays still not done tinkering? 

January, 18, 2015
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Almost all teams will do some tinkering with their roster in the last few months leading up to the start of the 2015 season, and the Tampa Bay Rays are certainly no exception. If there's one current player who seems most likely to be on the move, it's David DeJesus.

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Will Howard go to AL? 

January, 12, 2015
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The Philadelphia Phillies still have a payroll of over $120 million on the books for 2015, even as the organization has expressed a desire to start the rebuilding process in earnest. Of that guaranteed salary, $25 million is dedicated to Ryan Howard, much to the chagrin of the Phillies themselves.

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All eyes on Rasmus? 

January, 11, 2015
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He's only a career .246 hitter, coming off a season where he drove in a career-low 40 runs. Yet the free agent outfield market is at a point where Colby Rasmus is generally perceived to be the most appealing option left on the board. As a result, it may not be too much longer before he finds a home for 2015.

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Rays check in on Rasmus 

January, 6, 2015
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Colby Rasmus apparently is drawing interest from more than one team in the American League East.

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Zobrist's time in Tampa over? 

December, 31, 2014
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With the news that the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a one-year deal with infielder Asdrubal Cabrera, pending a physical, the feeling is that the move could signal the end of Ben Zobrist's time with the club.

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Zobrist on way out of TB? 

December, 25, 2014
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After dealing away Wil Myers, the 2013 AL Rookie of the Year, as part of a multi-player three-way trade last week, it's clear that there are no untouchables on the Tampa Bay Rays roster. Which means many more moves could still come this offseason, including one involving Ben Zobrist.

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Myers headed to Padres? 

December, 17, 2014
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The expectation is that Wil Myers will become a member of the San Diego Padres at some point on Wednesday. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported on Tuesday that the Padres and Tampa Bay Rays were "discussing (a) significant trade. Talks involve a number of players. Wil Myers would be (the) main piece going to San Diego."

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Rays on track to name manager? 

December, 4, 2014
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The Tampa Bay Rays were expected to wrap up the interview process for their open managerial position on Thursday with Raul Ibanez set to talk with team executives. However, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, "Ibanez has withdrawn from the Rays managerial field due to family considerations."

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Rays ready to name manager? 

December, 2, 2014
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The Tampa Bay Rays have narrowed down their list of managerial candidates to the final three names and according to Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune, the second round of interviews started on Monday.

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Did Larkin impress Rays? 

November, 16, 2014
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On Saturday, the Tampa Bay Rays finished off their first round of interviews for the managerial position left open by Joe Maddon's departure to the Windy City. The final candidate to talk with the team was Barry Larkin.

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