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  • Rays Cut Eight Pitchers With More Cuts Coming

    March 11, 2013 at 3:29 pm 2 comments

    The Rays announced today another round of cuts before today’s game with more expected following the game (via Marc Topkin). From the 40-man roster, Alex Colome, Frank De Los Santos, Mike Montgomery, Felipe Rivero, and Enny Romero were reassigned to minor league camp. In addition, non-roster invitees Matt Buschmann, Marquis Fleming, […]

     
  • Rays Sign Another Left-Handed DH To A Minor League Deal

    Rays Sign Another Left-Handed DH To A Minor League Deal

    February 17, 2013 at 9:49 am 27 comments

    Marc Topkin is reporting that the Rays have signed Jack Cust to a minor league deal. Cust has spent parts of ten seasons with six different teams. Most recently, he played 67 games with the Mariners in 2011 as a DH. He hit .213 with a .344 OBP (.308 wOBA) […]

     
  • Reid Brignac Has Been Traded To The Rockies

    Reid Brignac Has Been Traded To The Rockies

    February 14, 2013 at 1:23 pm 16 comments

    The Colorado Rockies have announced that they have acquired Reid Brignac from the Rays for cash and a player to be named later. Brignac was designated for assignment last week to make room on the 40-man roster. He was considered a long-shot to make the team in Spring Training. Unfortunately […]

     
  • Elliot Johnson Traded To Royals

    Elliot Johnson Traded To Royals

    February 12, 2013 at 3:19 pm 4 comments

    Elliot Johnson, who was designated for assignment and removed from the 40-man roster last week, has been traded to the Royals as the “player to be named later” in the James Shields-Wade Davis-Wil Myers trade (via Marc Topkin). Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Rays Make Luke Scott’s Contract Official, Designate Dane De La Rosa For Assignment

    February 6, 2013 at 7:43 pm 1 comment

    The Rays finally made the Luke Scott signing official, announcing that he will make $2.75 million in 2013. To make room on the roster, Dane De La Rosa was designated for assignment. Scott also says his shoulder is fine and “expects” to be able to play first base and the […]

     
  • Rays Designate Reid Brignac And Elliot Johnson For Assigment

    Rays Designate Reid Brignac And Elliot Johnson For Assigment

    February 5, 2013 at 5:31 pm 14 comments

    The Rays have announced that they designated Reid Brignac and Elliot Johnson for assignment. The Rays needed to clear up space on the 40-man roster and both players, who were out of minor league options*, were unlikely to make the opening day roster. The Rays have ten days to trade […]

     
  • Rays To Sign Second Baseman Kelly Johnson

    Rays To Sign Second Baseman Kelly Johnson

    January 28, 2013 at 11:26 am 13 comments

    Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com is reporting that the Rays have reached an agreement with second baseman Kelly Johnson. Johnson has played seven seasons in the majors, including the 2012 season with the Blue Jays. He hit .225 with a .313 OBP (.299 wOBA) and 16 home runs. Johnson’s best offensive […]

     
  • Rays Close To Re-Signing Luke Scott

    Rays Close To Re-Signing Luke Scott

    January 24, 2013 at 1:24 pm 16 comments

    Marc Topkin is reporting that the Rays “are set” to re-sign Luke Scott (via Twitter). So while most of has visions of other DHs dancing in our heads, the Rays decided to give Scott one more shot and hope he can stay healthy. The Rays will now have to cut […]

     
  • Rays To Re-Sign Kyle Farnsworth

    Rays To Re-Sign Kyle Farnsworth

    January 24, 2013 at 11:12 am 1 comment

    Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com is reporting that Kyle Farnsworth has agreed to a 1-year contract with the Rays worth between $1.25 million and $1.5 million (via Twitter). There are also incentives built into the agreement, likely based on either games played or games finished. Yesterday it was reported that Farnsworth […]

     
  • Rays Sign Player That Once Did Something Joe Maddon Called ‘Borderline Criminal’

    Rays Sign Player That Once Did Something Joe Maddon Called ‘Borderline Criminal’

    January 22, 2013 at 6:54 pm 12 comments

    The Rays today announced that they have signed four players to minor league contracts including right-handed pitchers Jamey Wright, Juan Carlos Oviedo, and Juan Sandoval, as well as outfielder Shelley Duncan. Duncan should be familiar to most Rays cans. It was his dirty slide at second base during the 2008 […]