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AL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
70-34 6-4 W1
57-45 8-2 W2
54-48 3-7 L1
52-51 6-4 W1
52-52 4-6 W2

Top Rays News

  • Rays' Jeremy Walker: Sent to Rays

    Walker was traded to the Rays on Monday in exchange for utility man Ford Proctor, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Walker has pitched at the Triple-A level all season and owns a 6.88 ERA and 1.65 WHIP over 35.1 innings. The Rays will see if they can make a tweak or two to get him back on track.

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  • Rays' Brett Phillips: Designated for assignment

    Phillips was designated for assignment Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Phillips played fairly regularly for the Rays in July, but his woeful .475 OPS wound up costing him a spot on both Tampa Bay's active and 40-man rosters. Despite his lack of success at the plate, Phillips could draw some interest on the waiver wire.

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  • Rays' Jose Siri: Sent to Tampa Bay

    Siri was traded to the Rays from the Astros on Monday as part of a three-team trade, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

    Siri has been unable to replicate the success he had in a 21-game stint with the Astros last year, but he will get a fresh start with Tampa Bay.

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  • Rays' Luke Bard: Comes off 40-man roster

    The Rays designated Bard for assignment Monday.

    He'll cede his spot on the 40-man roster to lefty reliever Garrett Cleavinger, whom the Rays acquired from the Dodgers on Monday. Before he was optioned to Triple-A Durham over the weekend, Bard made eight appearances out of the Tampa Bay bullpen this season and submitted a 1.93 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 8:7 K:BB across 14 innings.

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  • Rays' Garrett Cleavinger: Headed to Tampa Bay

    The Rays acquired Cleavinger from the Dodgers on Monday in exchange for minor-league outfielder German Tapia, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Cleavinger, a 28-year-old lefty reliever has made four appearances for the Dodgers this season but has otherwise spent most of the campaign at Triple-A Oklahoma City, with whom he's generated a 2.79 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 47:17 K:BB across 29 innings. The Rays could give him a look out of their bullpen at some point in the second half, but for the time being, he'll report to Triple-A Durham with his new organization.

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  • Rays' Shane McClanahan: Worst start of 2022

    McClanahan (10-4) allowed five runs on seven hits, three walks and a hit batsman while striking out four in 4.1 innings, taking the loss Sunday versus the Guardians.

    McClanahan's five runs allowed were a season high, and he matched his season low for innings pitched. The Guardians built rallies against the southpaw in the second and fifth innings, with a two-run Austin Hedges single in the fifth off reliever Ryan Thompson adding the final damage to McClanahan's line. The good news is this has been a rarity for the 25-year-old -- he's given up three or more runs only four times in 20 starts, and he'd rattled off 13 quality starts in a row entering Sunday. He owns a 2.07 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 158:23 K:BB in 122 innings, just 1.1 frames shy of his rookie-season mark. He's on track for a favorable road start in Detroit next weekend.

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  • Rays' Yandy Diaz: Delivers fifth homer of season

    Diaz went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 6-4 win over the Guardians.

    Diaz's fifth-inning long ball off Zach Plesac -- his fifth of the season -- held up as the difference as Tampa Bay ended a two-game losing streak. The 30-year-old, who is batting .281 in six games since the All-Star break, will start at third base and bat second in Sunday's series finale.

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  • Rays' Brandon Lowe: Hammers seventh homer

    Lowe went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Saturday's 6-4 win over the Guardians.

    Lowe's two-out, two-run blast in the bottom of the first inning staked the Rays to an early lead they wouldn't relinquish. The 28-year-old, who is batting .318 since returning from the injured list July 16, is starting at second base and batting third in Sunday's series finale.

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  • Rays' Luke Raley: On bench Sunday

    Raley is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Guardians.

    The lefty-hitting Raley will put a five-game hitting streak on hold and take a seat with the Guardians expected to deploy a lefty primary pitcher (Kirk McCarty) in the series finale. The newly acquired David Peralta will enter the outfield in Raley's stead, but both players should have clear paths to steady playing time versus right-handed pitching.

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  • Rays' Taylor Walls: Sitting in series finale

    Walls is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Guardians.

    Walls will sit for the second time in three games, and his leash as the Rays' everyday shortstop could be loosening while he struggles to make a consistent impact at the dish. Unless he's deployed off the bench Sunday, Walls will finish July with a lowly .188/.296/.290 slash line over 23 games.

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  • Rays' Brett Phillips: Could get strong-side platoon role

    Phillips is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Guardians.

    Though he's on the bench with the Guardians expected to deploy a southpaw (Kirk McCarty) as their primary pitcher out of the bullpen, the lefty-hitting Phillips could be in store for a strong-side platoon role in center field after the Rays optioned Josh Lowe to Triple-A Durham on Sunday. Phillips will give way to the switch-hitting Roman Quinn in center for the series finale with Cleveland, however.

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  • Rays' Rene Pinto: Stealing work from Bethancourt

    Pinto will start at catcher and bat ninth in Sunday's game against the Guardians.

    After going 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Saturday's 6-4 win, Pinto will be rewarded with his third start in the last four contests. He may have overtaken Christian Bethancourt as the Rays' top catcher while Francisco Mejia (shoulder) is on the shelf, but even if that's the case, Pinto's fantasy upside is minimal. In 64 plate appearances with the big club this season, Pinto is slashing .210/.234/.323 with two home runs and nine RBI.

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  • Rays' Christian Bethancourt: Losing time to Pinto

    Bethancourt is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Guardians.

    Bethancourt will sit for the third time in four games and may have slipped behind Rene Pinto on the depth chart at catcher. Since being acquired from the Athletics on July 9 to add depth behind the dish, Bethancourt has batted .160 with one extra-base hit in his first eight games with Tampa Bay.

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  • Rays' Josh Lowe: Headed back to Durham

    Tampa Bay optioned Lowe to Triple-A Durham on Sunday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

    With Tampa Bay needing to clear room on the 26-man active roster and in the outfield for new trade acquisition David Peralta, Lowe and Luke Raley -- both of whom have minor-league options remaining -- were the most likely candidates to head back to the minors. The Rays ultimately elected to keep Raley with the big club over Lowe, who slashed .239/.299/.342 with a home run, two stolen bases, 15 runs and seven RBI in 33 games since his June 20 promotion from Triple-A Durham. Lowe will end his stint with the big club with an active seven-game hitting streak, but he had still struck out at an elevated 30.7 percent clip during his latest run with the Rays.

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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Tallies second save

    Fairbanks allowed two hits and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Saturday against the Guardians.

    Fairbanks successfully protected a two-run lead despite allowing the tying run to reach base. He now has two saves on the season and has served as the closer in each of the Rays' last two victories. Though it's difficult to project the ninth-inning role in Tampa Bay, it appears as if Fairbanks is the preferred option for the time being.

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  • Rays' Corey Kluber: Picks up seventh win

    Kluber (7-6) allowed four earned runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out 10 across six innings to earn the win Saturday against the Guardians.

    Kluber allowed only one earned run through five innings of work, but he served up a three-run homer to Andres Gimenez to partially spoil his outing. Despite the long ball, Kluber racked up a season-high 10 strikeouts -- primarily on the strength of 23 called strikes. Kluber has allowed four earned runs in three consecutive starts spanning 17 frames, though Saturday's outing was encouraging. Overall, he owns a 4.03 ERA and 94:16 K:BB across 105 innings on the season.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Team .240


Player Injury
W. Franco SS Wander Franco SS Wrist
S. Baz SP Shane Baz SP Elbow
T. Glasnow SP Tyler Glasnow SP Elbow
H. Ramirez DH Harold Ramirez DH Thumb
M. Margot RF Manuel Margot RF Knee

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Tue, Aug 2 @ 7:10 pm
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