Rays Press Releases
Rays return to Tropicana Field for final homestand
Following a six-game road trip, the Tampa Bay Rays return to Tropicana Field tonight to begin their final homestand of the season during which they will host the Miami Marlins (September 29-October 1) and the Toronto Blue Jays (October 2-4).
Major League Baseball statement
Major League Baseball issued the following statement this morning:
Rays award $100,000 to local nonprofits
On Sunday, September 20, the Rays awarded a total of $100,000 to 20 local nonprofit organizations through the second cycle of the 2015 Community Fund Grant Program.
Pena signs contract; Retires as a Ray
The Tampa Bay Rays today signed first baseman Carlos Peña to an honorary contract, and the 14-year veteran immediately announced his retirement from Major League Baseball.
"Rays Rookies" premieres on Sun Sports
This Sunday, the Tampa Bay Rays premiere "Rays Rookies," an original series by Sunburst Productions in partnership with the University of South Florida.
Blake Snell claims Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year Award
Lefthander Blake Snell of the Tampa Bay Rays organization is Baseball America's 2015 Minor League Player of the Year, after leading the minor leagues in ERA. He becomes just the ninth pitcher in 35 years to claim the honor. Past winners of the award include Hall of Famer Frank Thomas, former Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and former World Series MVP Josh Beckett.
Rays, Chris Archer and Good Sports Team Up In Support of Middleton High School
Fresh off his Roberto Clemente Award nomination, Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer and national non-profit Good Sports have partnered to present over $14,000 in new baseball, football, and fitness equipment to the Middleton High School baseball and football teams. This donation of equipment - including baseball bats, pitching and fielding nets, an L screen, a tri-fold backstop screen, baseball gloves, baseball cleats, football practice uniforms, footballs, blocking dummies, and speed chute trainers will allow the teams to focus their attention on the field instead of fundraising for new equipment.
Rays announce 2015 Minor League award winners
The Tampa Bay Rays today named LHP Blake Snell Minor League Pitcher of the Year for the second straight season and INF Richie Shaffer Minor League Player of the Year. Additionally, RHP Mark Sappington was named the Erik Walker Community Champion. The Rays also announced the Most Valuable Players for each of their nine affiliates, as well as organization-wide awards for Baserunner of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Relief Pitcher of the Year.
Chris Archer named Tampa Bay Rays nominee for the 2015 Roberto Clemente Award
The Tampa Bay Rays return to Tropicana Field on Friday to begin a 10-game homestand against American League East opponents. The Rays first take on the Boston Red Sox (September 11-13) in a three-game set before facing the New York Yankees (September 14-16) and Baltimore Orioles (September 17-20).