The trade market for starting pitching is thin, but a few good outings could convince contenders to come calling.
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Is your favorite team down for the count? Probably. But there's still something for it to accomplish coming out of the All-Star break.
Wait, Vlad Jr. isn't No. 1? Find out which other young slugger with a familiar name edges the most famous prospect in the minors atop our list.
Rays catcher Wilson Ramos missed the All-Star Game after injuring his hamstring Saturday, and that has landed him on the 10-day disabled list.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
A little strategy from the AL: With Matt Kemp up followed by lefties Bryce Harper, Nick Markakis and Brandon Crawford, Rays lefty Blake Snell gets a second inning of work.
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred is confident the Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays are moving closer to getting plans in place for new ballparks.
Brian Dozier hit a grand slam in the 10th inning on Sunday to give the Minnesota Twins an 11-7 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays and cap a testy, back-and-forth finish that featured four lead changes from the bottom of the seventh on.
After suffering a hamstring injury Saturday against the Twins, Rays catcher Wilson Ramos will sit out Tuesday's All-Star Game.
Jake Bauers homered for the second straight game and drove in four runs, Carlos Gomez homered and had two RBI, and the Tampa Bay Ray scored 15 times in the final three innings to rally past the Minnesota Twins 19-6 on Saturday.
Joe Mauer homered and drove in four runs, and the Minnesota Twins held on for a 11-8 win against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Maybe the Rays should have traded Nathan Eovaldi a couple days ago. Coming off three straight excellent starts, Eovaldi was looking like maybe the best starting pitcher who may be on the market. Then tonight he gives up eight runs in 2.2 innings with just one strikeout and two walks.
Indians ace Corey Kluber, who has given up 19 runs over his past 34 innings, will miss the All-Star Game after getting an injection in his right knee.
Kyle Gibson struck out nine batters over eight easy innings for the Minnesota Twins, who handed Tampa Bay ace Blake Snell his shortest start of the season and beat the Rays 5-1 on Thursday night after a two-hour rain delay.
C.J. Cron's three-run home run in the seventh inning carried the Tampa Bay Rays to their fifth straight win, a 4-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.
Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer
Since May 19, which was the day Sergio Romo made his first start for them as the "opener," the Rays have the majors' best first-inning ERA (1.84).
When will Manny Machado move? Who is emerging as a backup option? And which starter has scouts buzzing? Here's the latest deadline chatter.
Wilson Ramos hit a three-run homer, five Tampa Bay pitchers combined on a five-hitter and the Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2 Tuesday night.
The Rays on Tuesday unveiled plans for a new stadium that would take them to the Ybor City section of Tampa at a cost of nearly $900 million. Stuart Sternberg, principal owner of the team since 2005, called the proposal "a dramatic break from the past."
Whether looking for that final piece or building for the future, every team has a reason to make a deal. Here's whom they should be shopping around.
Daniel Robertson hit an RBI single in the 10th inning and the Tampa Bay Rays won for the 12th time in their last 13 home games by beating the Detroit Tigers 10-9 Monday night.
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Josh Macri breaks down Sunday's action, including a big day for Pablo Sandoval, a 16-inning affair in the desert, and near perfection for Nathan Eovaldi.
Contenders and also-rans have one thing in common: They need these stars, regulars or prospects to deliver big things.
Blake Snell has the best ERA in the AL among starting pitchers and is among the league leaders in several other categories, but he did not make the All-Star team. Teammate Chris Archer took to social media to complain about Snell's snub.
Jesus Aguilar, Max Muncy, J.D. Martinez and even Matt Kemp are among the very productive players who once could have been had for peanuts.
Bryce Harper and Mookie Betts are set to star in D.C. Here are the complete lineups for the All-Star Game at Nationals Park.