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Rays promote No. 1 MLB prospect Wander Franco for series against Red Sox

The upcoming Red Sox-Rays series will draw plenty of attention as baseball's top prospect appears set to make his Major League debut. 

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Darby Robinson

View from the Catwalks: All who Wander are not Lost

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The Rays call up the best prospect in baseball

Rays News The news we have all been waiting for:

We have some Wanderful news

— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) June 21, 2021

It’s time for Wander!

The Rays announce that baseball’s top prospect will be called up on Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/X4PhOepG8N

— MLB (@MLB) June 21, 2021 Everything you need to know about Franco - Adam Berry & David Adler, MLB.com No. 1 prospect...

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Brett Rutherford

Rays Your Voice: Wander Franco promoted, guest Alex Murphy from Rays The Roof

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What’s the opposite of a Friday news dump?

I spent all weekend trying to find silver linings from a woeful week on the road for the week that saw them lose six games, four of them in walk-off fashion. Tyler Glasnow could miss a large majority of the regular season, and all of baseball seems to be in disarray after MLB sent out a memo saying that there will be a crackdown on foreign substances used by pitchers. There was plenty of news to discuss,...

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Rays to promote No. 1 MLB prospect Wander Franco

The Rays have informed top shortstop prospect Wander Franco he’ll be promoted before Tuesday’s game against the Red Sox.

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John Ford

Rays 2, Mariners 6: Another Walkoff Loss

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Late inning incompetence spoils a great start by Shane McClanahan

The Rays and their fans would like to wish the Mariners a happy Fathers Day. Hope you had a great day, Dad.

Once again, late inning incompetence spoiled a great start by Shane McClanahan in a hard luck 6-2 extra inning loss. The Rays have now lost six in a row.

Shane McClanahan got the start for the Rays, while Marco Gonzales took the hill for Seattle.

.@Sugar_ShaneM on the mound...

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Rays to promote top shortstop prospect Wander Franco

The Rays have informed top shortstop prospect Wander Franco he’ll be promoted before Tuesday’s game against the Red Sox.

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Rays calling up No. 1 MLB prospect Wander Franco

The Tampa Bay Rays are set to bring up the player touted by many as MLB’s next star. As first reported by Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays are calling up No.

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Brett Phillips

GDT: Done with the West Coast

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Can’t wait to return to Dome Sweet Dome

Go Rays!

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Dominik Vega

Rays 5, Mariners 6 (F/10): The losing streak continues

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The Rays found a new way to lose inside the terrifying grounds of T-Mobile Park

The Rays have dropped the first two games to start the series in Seattle. Looking to try and at least split the series against the Mariners, Josh Fleming takes the mound against rookie Logan Gilbert.

Saturday in Seattle pic.twitter.com/ai9YMr52cV

— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) June 19, 2021

Gilbert allowed nothing in the first, throwing 18 pitches. Fleming did the same,...

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Brett Phillips

GDT: This would have been Glasnow’s day.

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Rays recall former first-rounder Drew Rasmussen

Since joining Tampa’s system, Rasmussen posted 11 1/3 scoreless innings over eight outings in Triple-A.

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Quick Hits: Rays, Glasnow, Roe, Tigers, Boyd, Mets/Nats

Rays fans can allow themselves some tempered excitement after the latest check-up on Tyler Glasnow. The lanky flamethrower will be shut down for four weeks before beginning to throw again, but that said, they may have located another source of Glasnow’s discomfort, per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times (via Twitter).

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Ashley MacLennan

Rays 1, Mariners 5: This game was bad, and it should feel bad

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My other title option was “Is Paris burning, because France is on fire.”

I admit, when this game started and the Rays got the first run, and Kikuchi looked uneven, I was ready to pre-write a winning game recap and feel very pleased with myself. But if there’s anything I’ve learned watching baseball: never trust an early read, and never pre-write a recap assuming a win.

Things started off nicely for the Rays. Margot singled to lead off the first, then...

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Brett Phillips

GDT: Sometimes I wished I lived on the West Coast

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Imagine leaving work and catching the third inning of 7 baseball games on the radio in the car.

Go Rays!

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Rays Minor League Baseball Road Trip: A guide to North Carolina

Fans of the Tampa Bay Rays and Durham Bulls: it’s time for a little Minor League Baseball road-tripping adventure.

Editor’s Note: Please allow me the opportunity to introduce Walter Triebel, a veteran sports blogger who has written several team-specific guides for minor league road trips. This year he’s taking on the Tampa Bay Rays system, and we are happy to welcome him at DRaysBay while he conducts his research. He has previously had his work featured at Fish Stripes and...

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Mister Lizzie

View from the Catwalk: MLB is “shocked, shocked” to learn about doctored baseballs

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

I figured this would be the year Tyler Glasnow would become a nationally recognized star. The ace pitcher on a contending team who is hyperarticulate and, shall we say, easy on the eyes is likely to get noticed. Well, that was certainly the case this week, but not for the reasons we might have hoped. More below.

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Spend some time with Ryan Yarbrough, who appears on Ben Verlander’s podcast.

Rays completed a rare intra-division trade for Yankees 1B Mike...

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Darby Robinson

TB 5, SEA 6: Sleepwalking in Seattle

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Mariners take out the Rays to deal 3rd straight loss

About 3 days ago, the Rays were ontop of the AL East with a commanding lead, and playing some of their best baseball of the season. After two tough losses to the now best team in the AL Chicago White Sox, the Rays traveled further west to face off with the Mariners for a 4 game set in Seattle.

The Rays have been searching and failing to find any kind of positive vibes since Glasnow was diagnosed with a...

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Rays Prospect Tyler Zombro Posts Update on Brain Surgery Recovery After Scary Injury

Tampa Bay Rays pitching prospect Tyler Zombro provided an update on his health as he recovers from brain surgery. In a series of tweets, he thanked those who...

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Brett Phillips

GDT: Gonna need a cup of coffee or two

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If I’m gonna stay up to watch this one.

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COVID Notes: 6/17/21

The latest notes on the coronavirus: The Rays announced they’ve reinstated Collin McHugh from the COVID-19 injured list. The veteran right-hander went on the COVID IL yesterday as a precautionary measure after experiencing virus-like symptoms.

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