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Rays' Jose Siri: Takes BP Monday
Siri (hand) took batting practice at Tropicana Field on Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Siri has missed the last three weeks of action with a hairline fracture in his right hand but hopes to be included on the Rays' Wild Card Series roster. For what it's worth, Siri said via a translator that he feels ready to play while at the same time acknowledging it's not his decision, per Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Sun.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Luke Raley: Takes batting practice
Raley (neck) took batting practice Monday at Tropicana Field, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Raley has been on the shelf for the last couple weeks with a cervical strain but is trying to convince the Rays he's feeling well enough to be carried on their Wild Card Series roster. The 29-year-old hit .247/.337/.497 with 17 home runs in 363 plate appearances against right-handed pitching in 2023 and, if healthy, would figure to see regular action versus righties in the postseason.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Raimel Tapia: Posts three hits, two steals
Tapia went 3-for-5 with two steals and a run scored in Sunday's 12-8 win over the Blue Jays.
Tapia's three hits Sunday were his first and only hits for the Rays in five games since he was called up Sept. 23. It's certainly possible the team opts to keep Tapia on their playoff roster as a depth option with multiple field players currently sidelined due to injury.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Manuel Margot: Homers in regular season finale
Margot went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Blue Jays.
Margot's home run was came in the fourth inning off Will Parsons. It was his first home run in 43 games since June 15. The 28-year-old finished with at least a hit in nine of his last 10 games and finishes the regular season slashing .264/.310/.376 with four homers, 38 RBI, 39 runs, nine steals and an 18:55 BB:K in 336 plate appearances. He'll hold down a depth role in the outfield for the Rays' upcoming playoff run.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Junior Caminero: Hits first major league home run
Caminero went 2-for-6 with a solo homer, two RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 12-8 win over the Blue Jays.
Caminero got an RBI-single in the second and then launched an opposite field home run off Tim Mayza in the fifth for his first big league blast. The 20-year-old phenom slashed .235/.278/.353 with seven RBI, four runs and a 2:8 BB:K in 36 plate appearances after he was called up and should be in the mix to make the postseason roster for the Rays.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Jonathan Aranda: Smashes grand slam in win
Aranda went 2-for-6 with a grand slam, a double and six RBI in Sunday's 12-8 win over the Blue Jays.
Aranda kicked things off with an RBI-single in the first and followed up with a grand slam off Wes Parsons in the second. He added an RBI-double later on for his sixth run driven in. Aranda only had seven RBI and one home run through 33 games coming into Sunday and finishes the year slashing .230/.340/.368. Overall, the 25-year-old struggled at the plate in limited action, but it was certainly encouraging to see him end the regular season on a high note as he looks to help the Rays make a postseason run.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Jacob Lopez: Surrenders six runs in spot start
Lopez (1-0) got the win Sunday over the Blue Jays but allowed six runs (five earned) on eight hits and two walks while striking out four over 5.1 innings.
Lopez threw an easy 1-2-3 first inning but put two runners on to begin the second and gave up a two-run triple to Tyler Heineman before allowing him to score on a wild pitch. He kept the Blue Jays off the board for the next three innings but could not escape trouble in the sixth and wound up giving up three more runs before being pulled. Sunday was his longest major league outing this year but was also his worst showing. He posted solid minor league numbers in 2023 and will look to compete for a spot on the team's 40-man roster next year.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Zach Eflin: Starting Game 2
Eflin will start Game 2 of the AL Wild Card Series against the Rangers on Wednesday.
One of the top breakout arms of 2023, Eflin finished strong with a 2.98 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 54 strikeouts over 45.1 innings in his final eight starts. Tyler Glasnow is starting Game 1.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Tyler Glasnow: Starting Game 1
Glasnow is starting Game 1 of the AL Wild Card Series against the Rangers on Tuesday.
Glasnow struggled in a few starts in September, but he still struck out 48 batters in 33.1 innings over his six starts last month. Zach Eflin will start Game 2 on Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Randy Arozarena: Out of Sunday's lineup
Arozarena is not in Sunday's lineup against the Blue Jays.
The Rays will give Arozarena a couple days to rest up in advance of the postseason. Raimel Tapia is starting in left field and batting eighth.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Yandy Diaz: Resting again Sunday
Diaz is not in Sunday's lineup against the Blue Jays.
The Rays will give Diaz another day to rest up in advance of the postseason. He has been a little banged up lately, but still managed to hit .345 with five home runs in the month of September.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Jacob Lopez: Starting Sunday
Lopez is expected to start Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
It was originally thought Lopez would work as a bulk reliever, but it sounds like he will instead work as a traditional starter. He has a 1.29 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and four strikeouts in seven innings across three MLB appearances and logged a 3.26 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 18 strikeouts in 19.1 innings across his four most recent appearances at Triple-A.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Cooper Criswell: Returns to Triple-A
Criswell was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The 27-year-old was called up Saturday and gave up four runs (three earned) over three innings against the Blue Jays, so he'll be sent down in favor of a fresh arm. Criswell will finish the regular season with a 5.73 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 27:11 K:BB over 33 innings out of the bullpen for Tampa Bay.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Jacob Lopez: Promoted, should pitch Sunday
Lopez was recalled from Triple-A Durham and is expected start or work in bulk relief Sunday in Toronto, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The 25-year-old made his MLB debut in August and pitched well in three outings for the Rays with one earned run allowed and a 4:0 K:BB across seven innings, and he'll receive another look with the big club in the regular-season finale. Lopez was also effective at Triple-A Durham this year with a 2.72 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 87:47 K:BB in 18 starts after opening the campaign with Double-A Montgomery.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Harold Ramirez: Homers, reaches three times
Ramirez went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Saturday's victory over the Blue Jays.
Ramirez singled in his first two at-bats and came around to score Tampa Bay's second run of the game on a Josh Lowe double in the third. The outfielder then launched a two-run shot in the top of the fifth to tie the game at 4-4, marking just his third home since June 8. Ramirez has now recorded multiple hits in two of his last four games, driving in four runs over that stretch.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Yandy Diaz: Sitting Saturday
Diaz isn't in the Rays' lineup Saturday against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
After going 2-for-2 with a homer and two RBI in his return from a hamstring injury Friday, Diaz will get a breather for the Rays' penultimate game of the season. Isaac Paredes will shift to first base with Curtis Mead at second base, Junior Caminero at third and Taylor Walls starting at shortstop.... See More ... See Less
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