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AL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
59-38 4-6 W2
59-40 5-5 W1
53-43 6-4 L1
48-49 4-6 L1
44-53 5-5 L1

Top Rays News

  • Rays' Brandon Lowe: Resting versus lefty

    Lowe isn't in the Rays' lineup for Saturday's game versus the Yankees, Ryan Bass of Bally Sports Sun reports.

    Left-hander Nestor Cortes will draw the start on the mound for New York, so the lefty-hitting Lowe will take a seat on the bench to begin Saturday's contest. In his place, Curtis Mead will serve as the designated hitter and bat third.

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  • Rays' Josh Lowe: Sitting versus southpaw

    Lowe isn't in the Rays' lineup Saturday against the Yankees, Ryan Bass of Bally Sports Sun reports.

    The left-handed bat of Lowe will stay put in the Rays' dugout as the lefty-throwing Nestor Cortes toes the slab for New York. Jonny DeLuca will start in right field instead while batting fifth.

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  • Rays' Richie Palacios: Idle versus lefty

    Palacios isn't in the Rays' lineup for Saturday's game against the Yankees, Ryan Bass of Bally Sports Sun reports.

    Southpaw Nestor Cortes is set to start on the mound for the Yankees, so the left-handed-hitting Palacios will step out of the lineup Saturday. Jose Caballero will fill in at the keystone and bat seventh.

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  • Rays' Ben Rortvedt: Resting versus LHP

    Rortvedt isn't in the Rays' lineup for Saturday's game against the Yankees, Ryan Bass of Bally Sports Sun reports.

    With left-hander Nestor Cortes slated to start on the bump for New York, the lefty-hitting Rortvedt will retreat to the bench while Alex Jackson starts behind the plate.

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  • Rays' Curtis Mead: Recalled from Triple-A

    The Rays recalled Mead from Triple-A Durham on Saturday, Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Sun reports.

    Mead will rejoin the Rays as infield depth to replace Yandy Diaz (personal), who landed on the restricted list Saturday. Mead was optioned to Triple-A in early May after slashing .218/.269/.276 through 93 plate appearances, and he's since posted an .847 OPS in the minor leagues. He's unlikely to see regular playing time while with the Rays and will likely return to Durham once Diaz rejoins the team.

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  • Rays' Yandy Diaz: Placed on restricted list

    The Rays placed Diaz (personal) on the restricted list Saturday, Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Sun reports.

    Diaz was away from the Rays during Friday's game against the Yankees tending to a personal matter, and it remains unclear when he might return as he moves to the restricted list. In the meantime, Isaac Paredes will take over as the Rays' first baseman, and Curtis Mead will come up from Triple-A Durham to provide Tampa Bay with some additional infield depth.

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  • Rays' Zach Eflin: Struggles with control in loss

    Eflin (5-7) took the loss Friday against the Yankees, allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits and four walks over five innings. He struck out five.

    The Rays right-hander labored in Yankee Stadium, issuing a season-worst four walks. Before this outing, Eflin hadn't granted four free passes in an appearance since Sept. 23, 2019, when he was a member of the Phillies' rotation. After opening the season with a 3.75 ERA across his first eight starts, the 30-year-old hasn't been as sharp over his last 10 outings, pitching to a 4.47 ERA and 44:9 K:BB in 56.1 innings. Eflin is currently scheduled to make his next start against the Blue Jays in Toronto.

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  • Rays' Drew Rasmussen: Slated for rehab start Sunday

    Rasmussen (elbow) will make his first rehab start with Triple-A Durham on Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Rasmussen began the season on the 60-day injured list after undergoing an internal brace procedure in July of 2023. He started throwing bullpen sessions in May, and the 28-year-old right-hander is ready to take the next step in his rehab program. Rasmussen should return to the majors in early August and work out of Tampa Bay's bullpen down the stretch, but he remains in the team's rotation plans for 2025, per Evan Closky of 10 Tampa Bay.

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  • Rays' Jeffrey Springs: Set for rehab start Saturday

    Springs (elbow) will make a rehab start with Triple-A Durham on Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    In his last rehab outing July 14, Springs gave up five runs (four earned) on eight hits and one walk while striking out three across 4.2 innings. While it was the worst outing of his rehab stint, he was able to toss 77 pitches (51 strikes), and he appears to be nearing the end of his recovery from Tommy John surgery. After converting to a full-time starter for the Rays in May of 2022, Springs posted a 9-5 record over 25 starts with a 2.46 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 144:31 K:BB across 135.1 frames.

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  • Rays' Yandy Diaz: Away due to personal matter

    Diaz will not be with the Rays for Friday's game versus the Yankees as he tends to a personal matter, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Diaz remains on the active roster for the time being, but it's not clear when he might be back in Tampa Bay's lineup. Isaac Paredes will handle first base duties Friday while Jose Caballero occupies the hot corner.

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  • Rays' Osleivis Basabe: Returns from Triple-A IL

    Triple-A Durham reinstated Basabe (wrist) from the 7-day injured list Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Basabe has been shelved for most of this season after suffering a fractured right wrist back in mid-April, but he's ready to play for Durham again after completing a 12-game rehab assignment in the rookie-level Florida Complex League affiliate, during which he posted a .945 OPS. posting a .945 OPS and a 9:1 BB:K. The 23-year-old had started games at shortstop, second base and third base with Durham before getting hurt and should go back to bouncing around the infield at the Triple-A level.

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  • Rays' Junior Caminero: Activated from Triple-A IL

    Triple-A Durham activated Caminero (quadricep0 from the 7-day injured list Friday.

    Caminero has been out since late May with a Grade 2 left quad strain but is ready to rejoin Durham's active roster after slugging three home runs in six rehab games with the Rays' rookie-level Florida Complex League affiliate. The top prospect had slashed .261/.333/.478 with eight home runs over 153 plate appearances with Durham this season before landing on the IL. He could push for a promotion to the majors later this season, though probably not until after the trade deadline.

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  • Rays' Tyler Zuber: Added to 40-man roster

    The Rays selected Zuber's contract Thursday and optioned him to Triple-A Durham.

    The transaction would seem to be related to the Rays wanting to prevent Zuber from exercising an opt-out clause in his minor-league contract. The 29-year-old reliever holds a 2.49 ERA and 29:6 K:BB over 21.2 innings this season at Durham. He hasn't appeared in the majors since 2021.

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  • Rays' Brailer Guerrero: Missing in action

    Guerrero hasn't played in the Florida Complex League since June 22 due to an undisclosed injury.

    There hasn't been any reporting on the reason for Guerrero's 25-day absence from the lineup. He suffered a torn labrum last summer that ended his Dominican Summer League season after seven games. Guerrero was breaking out in a big way this year prior to this absence, slashing .330/.452/.466 with two home runs and 13 steals in 28 games as one of the youngest hitters in the FCL.

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  • Rays' Jacob Kmatz: Drafted by Tampa Bay

    The Rays have selected Kmatz with the 157th overall pick in the 2024 First-Year Player Draft.

    Kmatz's best trait at Oregon State was reliability, as he spent all three years in the rotation while staying healthy. His fastball sits around 91 mph and touches 94 mph, and he relies mostly on locating his pitches. Kmatz's best pitch is his mid-70s curveball, and he also has good feel for a changeup.

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  • Rays' Nate Knowles: Bound for Tampa Bay

    The Rays have selected Knowles with the 124th overall pick in the 2024 First-Year Player Draft.

    A 21-year-old right-hander from William & Mary, Knowles makes up for a lack of a true plus offering by leaning on a four-pitch arsenal that includes a low-90s fastball, an upper-70s curve, a mid-to-upper 80s cutter and an underdeveloped changeup. He didn't consistently command all four offerings and lacks the typical starter's build at six-foot, 205 pounds, so Knowles could be moved to the bullpen early in his professional career.

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  • Rays' Nathan Flewelling: Headed to Tampa Bay

    The Rays have selected Flewelling with the 94th overall pick in the 2024 First-Year Player Draft.

    Flewelling didn't have a lot of exposure to scouts while growing up in Alberta but put himself on the radar at the MLB Draft Combine. That was highlighted by high exit velocity readings, which the Rays will certainly hope translates to game action as he adds strength. Defensively, Flewelling has the chance to stick behind the dish as he has good blocking skills and solid pop times to second base.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Avg R HR ERA
Team .235
(20th)
377
(28th)
87
(26th)
4.21
(21st)

Injuries

Player Injury
Y. Diaz 1B Yandy Diaz 1B Personal
J. Springs SP Jeffrey Springs SP Elbow
S. McClanahan SP Shane McClanahan SP Elbow
D. Rasmussen SP Drew Rasmussen SP Elbow
W. Franco SS Wander Franco SS Personal

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