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Tampa Bay Rays claim INF Yu Chang from Pittsburgh Pirates

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The Tampa Bay Rays have claimed infielder Yu Chang off the waiver wire.

The Taiwan-born Chang has spent the majority of his career with the Cleveland Guardians, signing as an international free agent during the Summer of 2013. During his time with that organization, he was mainstay in Baseball America’s top 30 rankings of their farm system, peaking at #6 in 2017 and 2018.

A very athletic player, Chang possesses solid speed to go with solid arm...

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Daniel Russell

MLB Pipeline Updated Top-100 features two Rays risers

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Meanwhile, one takes a tumble.

MLB Pipeline, the prospect ranking arm of MLB.com, has updated their top-100 prospect list with several featured three Rays making big moves, two up and one down:

Taj Bradley, RHP, Rays (No. 61 to No. 35): Bradley led full-season Minor Leaguers with a 1.83 ERA last season. He’s somehow improved upon that mark with a 1.65 ERA through 65 1/3 innings at Double-A Montgomery this year. The 21-year-old relies on a...

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Kevin Kiermaier's four RBIs lead Rays over Red Sox

Yandy Diaz went 3-for-4 with two doubles and Kevin Kiermaier had four RBIs to lead visiting Tampa Bay over Boston. Kiermaier's bases-clearing double off Boston starter Nick Pivetta started the scoring in the first inning.

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Brett Rutherford

Rays 8, Red Sox 4: A rainy night in Boston

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The bats get going early and add on late.

Jeffrey Springs was activated from the Family Medical Emergency List to start tonight’s game. Springs has put together an impressive season since transitioning to the starting rotation. With 60 innings pitched on the season, Springs has a 2.25 ERA (3.33 FIP, 3.11 xFIP). To make room on the active roster, Josh Fleming was optioned to AAA Durham. There will be more roster movement this week, as the Rays also...

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Bob Costas: Franchy Cordero robbed of base hit by Rays' shift

Cordero hit a hard line drive, but it went second baseman Taylor Walls, who jumped to make the catch for an out.

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Brett Phillips

GDT: Any belated fireworks tonight?

Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Rays hope to make a bigger splash tonight than they did yesterday

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Rays claim INF Yu Chang from Pirates

The Tampa Bay Rays claimed infielder Yu Chang off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday. Chang, a 26-year-old from Taiwan, will join his third team this season.

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Rays claim Yu Chang, transfer Brandon Lowe to 60-day IL

Lowe progressed to taking batting practice last week, but manager Kevin Cash noted at the time he was still a ways from returning to MLB action.

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Rays vs. Red Sox Prediction and Odds for Tuesday, July 5 (Red Sox Stay Hot at Home)

We've got a pivotal AL East matchup in store as the 45-35 Boston Red Sox host the 43-37 Tampa Bay Rays tonight at 7:10 PM EST. Both squads currently hold a wild card spot if the season ended today but are jockeying for playoff positioning.

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Scott Grauer

Rays 2022 MLB draft preview: College (and independent) pitchers

Kumar Rocker looks like a first-round pick again | Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

The Rays typically value college pitching early in the draft.

The 2022 MLB draft begins on July 17. With that date rapidly approaching, it’s time to start previewing some players who will hear their names called this month.

The draft remains the now-standard 20 rounds. In addition to their pick at the end of every round, the Rays have back-to-back picks at No. 70 and 71 overall in a competitive...

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Scott Grauer

Rays prospects and minor leagues: Mead quickly settles in with Durham

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Curtis Mead’s 2021 breakout was no fluke, and he’s now just one level away from the majors.

Curtis Mead was the organization’s top hitter in June. In 25 games across two levels, he batted .333 with a .409 on-base percentage and .635 slugging percentage. His seven homers led the organization during the month, and his eight doubles were second. He also stole four bases in four tries.

Mason Auer hit nine doubles among his 13...

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Elizabeth Strom

Rays 0 Red Sox 4: This fourth of July was a dud

Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Those three games in Toronto led me to memory hole the Rays June offense but it reappeared today. The team seemed to have two outs before the inning started; the few well struck balls were right into outfielder gloves. Kudos to Josh Fleming, who did his job (eat innings, keep team in the game). But it’s hard to do much when your offense is two singles (one of which was turned into an out) and two walks.

Both teams went with openers today, Austin Davis...

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Brett Phillips

GDT: This road trip has been pretty rough

Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Hopefully the Rays can salvage something on America’s birthday

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Rays reinstate Brooks Raley, Ryan Thompson, transfer J.P. Feyereisen to 60-day IL

The Rays made a flurry of moves this afternoon following a weekend series in Toronto, reinstating left-hander Brooks Raley and right-hander Ryan Thompson from the restricted list and returning righties Phoenix Sanders and Javy Guerra to Triple-A Durham.

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Red Sox Series Preview: Fourth of July fun at Fenway

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The Red Sox are 1 game ahead of the Rays in the standings.

The Tampa Bay Rays bats got the July 4th festivities off to an early start over the last three games putting up 24 runs. Now the Rays head to Boston to face the scorching hot Red Sox who have gone 21-8 since the beginning of June after a sluggish start to the season.

The New York Yankees continue to set the pace in the American League East, but the battle for second is a very tight three horse race....

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Jamal Wilburg

Rays 7, Blue Jays 3: No One Inning Should Have All That Power

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Six-run fifth inning powers the Rays’ series win and extends win streak to three games

Despite the injuries and challenges, this Tampa Bay Rays team is still very good.

They continue to be on pace for another postseason run after today’s 7-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Rays did not waste a lot of time to get the offense going. Harold Ramirez and Ji-Man Choi hit back-to-back singles with two outs to get Ramirez into scoring position....

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Rays hit three homers in fifth, win third straight over Blue Jays

Shane Baz struck out seven in six innings, Harold Ramirez and Randy Arozarena hit two-run home runs and the visiting Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 7-3 Sunday afternoon.

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Brett Phillips

GDT: The Wonderful Land of Baz

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Canada is a sort of faraway fantasyland, right?

Go Rays!

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John Ford

Rays 11, Jays 5: Isaac Paredes needs a nickname

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Cheat Code? El Asesino? The Great Bambiño?

Is it a winning streak if both wins are on the same day?

Okay, stop me if you’ve heard this before, but Isaac Paredes had himself a day. 3 for 5. 3 runs. 4 RBI. A triple shy of the cycle. But! Unlike the last week month, he got some help from — I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s settle in for a soak, because this was a fun one.

Drew Rasmussen made his triumphant return against Thomas Hatch, who was making his...

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Shane McClanahan strikes out 10 as Rays drop Jays in Game 1

Left-hander Shane McClanahan struck out 10 over seven innings and the visiting Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-2 Saturday afternoon in the opener of a doubleheader.

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