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Joey Wendle suffers fractured wrist; Ryan Yarbrough optioned to Durham

This afternoon, the Tampa Bay Rays announced that infielder Joey Wendle suffered a fractured right wrist when he was hit by a pitch in Wednesday’s contest against the Kansas City Royals. The infielder stayed in the game after being hit but was replaced by Brandon Lowe in the seventh inning. Michael Perez replaced Lowe at first base, and Mike Zunino entered the game at catcher. It’s frustrating. (The) ball got away from a lefty. Joey worked so hard to get back here quick, and then this...


Adam Sanford

Is it ever okay for a pitcher to intentionally hit a batter?

A former Rays “ace” did such a thing last week

Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Rays fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

There has always been debate in baseball over the beanball wars that have been a part of baseball since the games inception. A way of getting back at an opposing player or team, you drill a hitter as some sort of retaliation. Nowadays, the most common reason to get drilled is...


Adam Sanford

Joey Wendle suffers wrist fracture

He will be returning to the injured list.

Fresh off two weeks on the Injured List, Joey Wendle will be spending a considerable longer time on the shelf this time around. He suffered a fractured wrist after being hit by a pitch thrown by Jacob Diekman of the Kansas City Royals during the 6th inning of the series finale on Wednesday.

Wendle remained in the game to run after being hit by the pitch, but was removed the following half inning with Brandon Lowe taking over at second base. Wendle...


Jared Ward

Royals: 10, Rays: 2, - Zilla Tune Up & Quiet Bats

Zilla’s rehab, and Royals turn into the Rays for a game

After getting back on track against the Royals for the past two games, the 16-8 Tampa Bay Rays would look to complete the sweep of the Royals in tune up start for re-instated Blake Snell.

Zilla on the bump + a chance to sweep. https://t.co/IkE18tr2WT #RaysUp pic.twitter.com/8Io3B5MVxA

— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) April 24, 2019

Cash said they will play it by ear depending on how Snell is feeling https://t.co/nHWZp05ZEs


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Joey Wendle diagnosed with fractured wrist

The Rays announced Wednesday that infielder Joey Wendle has been diagnosed with a fractured right wrist, as MLB.com’s Juan Toribio was among those to cover on Twitter. The injury occurred when he was hit by a pitch in Wednesday’s game. It’s rough news for a player who only just made it back to the active roster after opening the season on the IL. Soon to turn 29, Wendle had hoped that the 2019 campaign would represent an opportunity to build off of an excellent first full season in the...


Daniel Russell

Why Tyler Glasnow’s four-seam fastball acts like a cutter

It is certainly a unique and interesting pitch.

Does Tyler Glasnow throw a traditional four-seam fastball or a cutter?

The answer is both simple and not, as Brian Menendez investigated earlier this month.

Glasnow’s grip is decidedly a traditional four-seam, his large hands are on all four seams in any photo or broadcast slo-mo, but put in action and you get viral strikeouts with a high-90’s occasionally cutting fastball:

Uh oh.... If Glasnow isn’t doing this on purpose , he needs to...


Brett Phillips

GDT: Hey-la, Dey-La...

My Blake Snell's back!

A win today might help wash the horrible taste of a Red Sox sweep out of my mouth.


Adam Sanford

Rays activate Blake Snell and Ji-Man Choi

Two key members of the Rays are back on the active roster

Prior to their series finale against the Kansas City Royals, the Tampa Bay Rays have activated left-handed pitcher Blake Snell from the 10-day Injured List, and first baseman Ji-Man Choi from the Restricted List.

In the corresponding roster moves, the Rays have optioned infielder Andrew Velazquez and right-handed pitcher Austin Pruitt, to Triple-A Durham. In an unrelated move, Hunter Wood’s paternity leave has been moved to the...

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Blake Snell returns in search of a sweep

Blake Snell will take the mound today after missing his last scheduled start due to a fractured toe. The Tampa Bay Rays are in search of their first series sweep of the year. With last night’s win, the Tampa Bay Rays secured yet another series win and Major League Baseball’s best record, at 16-8. After […] Tampa Bay Rays: Blake Snell returns in search of a sweep - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses - A Tampa Bay Rays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More


Adam Sanford

View from the Catwalk: The Rays are the coolest team in baseball

This is an indisputable fact

After the series that shall not be mentioned again, the Tampa Bay Rays have taken two straight against the Kansas City Royals to improve to 16-8 on the season and maintain a 2.5 game lead over the New York Yankees, who have won five in a row.

It was a solid game all around for the Rays; Mike Zunino was the main offensive force for the Rays as he slugged his second homer of the year as part of a three hit game. Yandy Diaz, Brandon Lowe, and Joey Wendle all knocked...


Scott Grauer

Rays prospects and minor leagues: Cronenworth, Wong set table in Durham win

Durham’s No. 1 and No. 2 hitters reached base seven times and scored six times Tuesday.

Since Wander Franco left a game early just about two weeks ago, he’s on a nine-game hitting streak. His OPS is up 203 points, and he has six extra-base hits. He’s the youngest player in the Midwest League.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (7-10)

Durham received one of its best pitching performances of the season in a 9-2 win over Louisville. The Bulls had four pitchers combine to strike out 15, led by Casey...



Rays 5, Royals 2: Mike Zunino continues to be good

And Jalen Beeks delivers his best outing of 2019

The Tampa Bay Rays went into tonight’s game against the Kansas City Royals hoping to not just win the game, but secure the series a day early. Doing so would potentially start a new streak after their last one of six was snapped over the weekend, when they got swept by the Boston Red Sox.

They’d look to do it against the Royals veteran starter Homer Bailey, who, after a tough start to the year, bounced back to pitch 7 shutout innings...


Brett Phillips

GDT: Everyday can be a Bullpen Day!

...if your starters are struggling.

Yesterday I got stuck on a mountain and I couldn't watch the game, so please someone tweet me if the Ray's hit a home run.

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Mike Zunino credits ‘dad strength’ for homer after birth of first child

Mike Zunino and wife Alyssa recently welcomed their first child, and the Tampa Bay Rays catcher is crediting “dad strength” for slugging his first homer of the season upon his return to the team. Rhett Michael Zunino was born late last Friday night, and Alyssa shared a photograph of the newborn boy the next day. Zunino last played on April 18 before Monday’s game, as he was on paternity leave over the weekend to attend his son’s delivery and spend time with the newborn and his wife...



View from the Catwalk: Rays back in the win column

And Mike Zunino has that big dad energy

Brad Keller was ‘cruising.’

The Royals starter needed just 63 pitches to get through the first 5 innings, and though the Rays offense hit a few screamers, they hadn’t scored a run since the 1st.

Keller needed 22 pitches to get through the 6th, however, and a Brandon Lowe double put the Rays within a run.

But manager Ned Yost stuck with his pitcher into the 7th, when Mike Zunino, fresh from the paternity list, delivered the devastating blow off of...

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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Brendan McKay strikes out nine.

Moises Gomez and Ford Proctor homer. Brendan McKay struck out nine in five innings for the Montgomery Biscuits (AA). Moises Gomez hit his second homer of the season for Charlotte (A+). Ford Proctor hit his first homer of the season to put Bowling Green (A) ahead in the ninth. Triple-A Durham Bulls (6-10) The Durham Bulls had a scheduled day off. Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (9-8) The Montgomery Biscuits fell to the Mississippi Braves 2-1 in extras. The Biscuits got on the board first with a...

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Rays charge back with a 6-3 win over Kansas City

Mike Zunino gave Tampa Bay the go-ahead lead with his first home run of the season, as the Rays snapped their four-game losing skid with a 6-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday. The ballgame got off to an inauspicious start when Alex Gordon hit a first-inning solo home run off right-hander Yonny Chirinos. But the Rays answered in the bottom half of the frame after Tommy Pham tripled to right, then scored on a sacrifice fly to right by Yandy Diaz. The Royals took the lead back on a...

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Watch: TB 6, KC 3 - Zunino's go-ahead home run ignites Rays

4/22/19: Zunino's go-ahead home run ignites Rays


Dominik Vega

Rays 6, Royals 3: Contributions from everyone put the Rays back into the win column

The Rays came back from an early deficit to win a fun game in the late innings

Opening the new series against the Kansas City Royals, the Rays looked to get back into the win column against a struggling team after the Rays dropped the previous four games to divisional opponents.

Welcome back, Dad! https://t.co/B0tiM8yf6m #RaysUp pic.twitter.com/922L8HnrW6

— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) April 22, 2019

Yonny Chirinos received the nod to start the game for the Rays, and in the first...

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“Down goes Soler” as the Tampa Bay Rays end skid

The Tampa Bay Rays ended their 4 game skid Monday night with a 6-3 victory over the visiting Kansas City Royals.n Firstly, apologies for the prolonged silence from the Rays Colored Glasses writers. As college students and athletes we have been quite busy and while we have been following the Tampa Bay Rays very closely, we have not ben able to make […] “Down goes Soler” as the Tampa Bay Rays end skid - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses - A Tampa Bay Rays Fan Site -...

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