The transient and thrifty existence of a minor leaguer has led Rays reliever Jack Labosky to live in a renovated school bus with his girlfriend.
2019 ScheduleAll times ET
Rays starting third baseman Matt Duffy will start the season on the injured list with a hamstring injury.
The wave of recent extensions has put millions of dollars in players' pockets. But the teams wouldn't be doling out these deals unless they are great business decisions.
Rays left-hander Blake Snell, who won the Cy Young Award after going 21-5 with an AL-leading 1.89 ERA in his first full major league season, agreed to a five-year, $50 million extension through the 2023 season, sources told ESPN.
This Just In
BREAKING: Reigning AL Cy Young winner Blake Snell and the Tampa Bay Rays are in agreement on a five-year, $50 million contract extension, league sources tell ESPN. The deal runs through Snell's age-30 season and does not include any options. - Jeff Passan
A year after surprisingly winning 90 games, Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash is optimistic and said increased expectations won't faze his team.
The Rays have extended the deal for Brandon Lowe, a 24-year-old rookie utility man who hit .233 with six home runs in a 43-game stint last season, for at least six more seasons.
World Series, season win totals and player props -- there are more ways than ever to bet baseball. Here are our nine best futures bets for this season.
From top prospects and rising young stars to bounce-back candidates, which players who missed the MLB Rank cut could soon find a place on the list?
The Orioles named Alex Cobb to start on Opening Day, when Baltimore faces the Yankees in New York.
A major shake-up brings a new crew of All-Stars to the forefront, with some of the game's biggest names on the outside looking in.
You picked who? Where? We break down some of the questions to come out of the rankings -- and ask you to weigh in as well.
Leading off our countdown of the game's best, youngsters duel with historic greats. Which players landed on the back half of our list?
Shohei Ohtani got a modest raise from the Angels after winning the AL Rookie of the Year award, agreeing to a one-year contract that boosts his pay to $650,000 from last year's minimum of $545,000.
Bryce Harper played the outfield for the first time since signing a record $330 million, 13-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.
The budget-minded Tampa Bay Rays have renewed the contract of pitcher Blake Snell, who's receiving a raise of only $15,500 after winning the AL Cy Young Award last season.
We break down why this season could be hard on seemingly steady performers including an aging pitcher, one of 2018's top rookies and even an MVP.
In our spring MLB stock watch, we examine who gained (and lost) the most wins during the offseason with the biggest names finally off the market.
From underappreciated stars to veterans who get taken for granted and up-and-comers to watch, here's a guy from each team worthy of your attention.
Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer
Tyler Glasnow is now my SP58 (and RP25, if you're using him there), and I'd argue his upside makes him a potential top-40 option. He'll be on an innings limit, but I loved the tweaks he made with the Rays last year and all's looking good for him so far this spring.
Some teams take a stars-and-scrubs approach, some have depth but lack star power. We sort them all out and figure out who's on top.
Bullpen consistency can be the difference between a pennant and going home early. Who's best at nailing down wins and protecting leads?
Even with the rise of new tactics like the opener, old-school aces are leading the way.
The Baltimore Orioles have a season win total of 59.5, while the Yankees are at 96.5. Here are the odds you need to know for all 30 MLB teams.
Starting with baseball's reigning best player, out on the grass is where you find the stars to build contenders around.