Monthly Archives: March 2011

Roster Update


Today, LHP J.P. Howell was placed on the 15-day disabled list to make room for reliever Juan Cruz on the 25-man opening day roster.

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On The RAYdar


Rays vs. Orioles – 7:05 – Friday, April 1 – Tropicana Field – Radio: 620 WDAE – TV: SunSports

Lineups:

TB

Zobrist 2b
Damon lf
Longoria 3b
Ramirez dh
D. Johnson 1b
Upton cf
Joyce rf
Brignac ss
Jaso c
Price p

BAL

Roberts 2b
Markakis rf
Lee 1b
Guerrero dh
Jones cf
Scott lf
Reynolds 3b
Wieters c
Hardy ss
Guthrie p

New Contract For Wade Davis


Wade Davis and the Rays have to come to terms on a seven year deal potentially worth 35.1 million (12.6 million guaranteed for the first four years).

Roster Update


On Wednesday, reliever Juan Cruz was called up from the Durham Bulls.

Rays Over Jays, 5-3


Wednesday afternoon, the Rays wrapped up Spring Training 2011 with a 5-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field. B.J. Upton and Evan Longoria led Tampa Bay to its 15th win of the spring as the Rays finished with a 15-14 record overall.

Both starting pitchers went four innings. Jeff Niemann allowed four runs on three hits, with a walk and two strikeouts. Toronto’s Jo-Jo Reyes allowed two runs on one hit, one walk, and six strikeouts.

Evan Longoria opened up the scoring in the first inning with a solo homer to give the Rays the lead, but Toronto picked up three runs in the third inning on an RBI single from Jose Bautista and a two-run RBI double by Adam Lind. The Rays pulled within one in the bottom half of the inning when B.J. Upton stole two bases – including home. Jays 3, Rays 2.

Elliot Johnson knotted the score at three with a left-field solo shot in the bottom of the fifth. Rays 3, Jays 3.

B.J. Upton continued to add to his solid day – knocking a two-run RBI double that gave the Rays the lead and the win. Rays 5, Jays 3.

The Rays have Thursday off and will open up their season on Friday at Tropicana Field. They will be hosting the Baltimore Orioles as David Price opposes Baltimore’s Jeremy Guthrie.