12/16/2014 | Left elbow surgery to sideline McGee for start of 2015
The Rays have been dealt their first major blow of the 2015 season: Jake McGee will begin the campaign on the disabled list. Tampa Bay announced on Tuesday that Jake McGee had arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow on Friday to remove a loose body.
12/16/2014 | Rays land Jepsen from Angels for Joyce
The Rays bolstered their bullpen Tuesday by trading from a position of strength, sending outfielder Matt Joyce to the Angels in exchange for right-hander Kevin Jepsen.
12/15/2014 | Cash excited to be home, eager to get to work with Rays
Tampa Bay and Kevin Cash were already familiar with each other, but were reacquainted Monday as Cash was formally introduced as the new manager of the Rays.
12/12/2014 | Borden acquired as final piece of Rodriguez trade
The Rays have acquired Minor League pitcher Buddy Borden from the Pirates as the player to be named in the trade for Sean Rodriguez. The team also signed three players to Minor League contracts with invitations to Major League Spring Training: catcher Bobby Wilson, outfielder Corey Brown and infielder/outfielder Eugenio Velez.
12/11/2014 | Rays tap Snyder as Triple-A pitching coach
Kyle Snyder has been named the new pitching coach for the Triple-A Durham Bulls. Snyder joins the Bulls' staff after the departure of Neil Allen, who was recently named the new pitching coach of the Twins.
12/11/2014 | Hernandez first pick in Rule 5 Draft, but Rays hope for return
The Rays saw one of their prospects announced as the top pick of the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday morning, but they believe there's a good chance Oscar Hernandez will be back with the organization.
12/11/2014 | Winter Meetings pass without fanfare for Rays
Making trades and signing free agents are the marquee attractions of the Winter Meetings. But wheeling and dealing is not always the order of the day for every team. The Rays were one of those teams this year in San Diego.
12/11/2014 | 2014 Rule 5 Draft results
The final day of the Winter Meetings began with the annual Rule 5 Draft. Teams were only able to make a selection if it had space on its 40-man roster.
12/10/2014 | Moves will come, but preserving Longo tops discussion on Day 3
With the Winter Meetings winding down, a player who is staying with the Rays, and not ones who might potentially go elsewhere, became a topic of conversation on Wednesday. Evan Longoria was on the lips of both Rays president of baseball operations Matt Silverman and Kevin Cash, the team's manager for less than a week.
12/9/2014 | Rays not in on Lester, but plans are on hold until he signs
While the Rays don't fish in the financial pond where Jon Lester swims, they are finding there's a strong connection to the free-agent lefty signing and their ability to do business at the Winter Meetings.
12/9/2014 | Rays reach agreement to seek new ballpark site
The Rays cleared a major hurdle Tuesday in their long-running quest to find a new ballpark, reaching an agreement with the city of St. Petersburg that will allow the club to seek potential stadium sites in the Tampa Bay area.
12/8/2014 | Rays explore catching options, trades on Day 1 of Meetings
Finding catching help and entertaining trade talks about the team's surplus of outfielders characterized the Rays' first day at this year's Winter Meetings on Monday.
12/8/2014 | Rays have deal to search for new stadium
SAN DIEGO -- In what appears to be a big step in securing the future of baseball in the Tampa Bay area, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and the Rays have reached an agreement to let the team search for a new stadium in Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. In exchange, the Rays would make payments to St. Petersburg if the team leaves Tropicana Field before its contract expires in 2027.
12/8/2014 | Enthusiastic Cash ready to take the helm with Rays
Friday afternoon, the Rays Kevin Cash as the fifth manager in team history. He will succeed Joe Maddon, who ended his nine-year tenure with the team by exercising an opt-out clause in his contract before agreeing to a five-year, $25 million deal to manage the Cubs. On Monday, Cash fielded questions about if he felt any pressure to be following a manager of Maddon's stature, particularly given his success in helping to mold the team into a winner.
12/8/2014 | Rays offering up 3 auction items to benefit LUNGevity
The Rays are offering up three items for auction to benefit LUNGevity: Being a clubhouse staff member for the day, lunch with the starting rotation and being a part of the club's team photo. The bidding began at 12 a.m. ET on Monday and will be live on MLB.com until Thursday at 11 p.m.
12/8/2014 | Cash's destiny changed with simple position switch
Rays president of baseball operations Matt Silverman allowed that Kevin Cash's lack of experience was a consideration when culling through the candidates, but one that could be compensated for because of the team's situation.
12/5/2014 | Cash hopes to be new voice Rays need in clubhouse
Kevin Cash, who turns 37 on Saturday, stepped up to the plate for the Rays on Friday and once again hit the ball out, a sizzling display of energy, enthusiasm and baseball savvy. The question now is will his encore live up to the impressive, yet demanding expectations placed on him as the Rays' new manager.
12/5/2014 | Homecoming king: Cash chosen to manage Rays
Kevin Cash is going home. And he's doing so as the new manager of the Rays. Friday afternoon, the Rays named the former catcher as the fifth manager in team history. He will succeed Joe Maddon, who ended his nine-year tenure with the team by exercising an opt-out clause in his contract before agreeing to manage the Cubs.
12/5/2014 | Indians happy that Cash is getting chance to manage
From the day the Indians added Kevin Cash to their coaching staff, the organization felt his time in Cleveland could be short, because he could soon be a big league skipper. On Friday, Cash received his chance with Tampa Bay, which named him its manager.
12/5/2014 | Cash named Rays' new manager
Kevin Cash is the Rays' next manager. He was named the fifth manager in team history on Friday and will succeed Joe Maddon.
12/5/2014 | Rays could seek upgrade via trade at Meetings
Tampa Bay knows that change is expected after the losing campaign it experienced in 2014. Thus, change is on the agenda as the Rays head to San Diego for baseball's Winter Meetings that begin on Monday.
12/4/2014 | Manager search down to two after Ibanez withdraws
Raul Ibanez has dropped out of consideration to become the manager of the Rays due to family reasons. So unless the Rays decide to add more candidates at this late date, Don Wakamatsu or Kevin Cash will become the fifth manager in team history.
12/4/2014 | Prep shortstop Rodgers leads 2015 Draft class
Ten years after grabbing Justin Upton, the D-backs could follow a similar path in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. Lake Mary (Fla.) High School shortstop Brendan Rodgers sits atop MLBPipeline.com's initial Draft Top 50 rankings, thanks to his three plus tools (bat, power, arm) complemented by two solid ones (speed, defense).
12/3/2014 | Cash has second interview for Rays' skipper opening
Kevin Cash interviewed for the Rays' vacant manager's position on Wednesday as the club continued to gather data for selecting the fifth manager in team history.
12/3/2014 | Leadership change won't alter Rays' Winter Meetings plan
Change is in the air for the Rays, just don't expect that change to be found in the organization's approach to next week's Winter Meetings. Like in recent years, the Rays will arrive with their eyes wide open and ears receptive to listen to any possible deals. However, they won't bring along any self-imposed pressure to get things done. That's just the way they do business, simple as that.
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