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Rays designated Brandon Gomes for assignment.

Just a little roster clean-up for the Rays who have to make room on their roster after the Wil Myers trade. Gomes had no fantasy value, even in dynasty leagues.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

19 Dec, 12:15 PMSource

In proposed Wil Myers deal, the Rays talked about sending Ryan Hanigan to the Padres and getting back Rene Rivera.

Rivera got his first consistent taste of major league baseball last season hitting .252 with 27 runs, 11 home runs and 44 RBI over 103 games for the Padres while Hannigan struggled with injuries that limited him to 84 games in which he hit .218 with 18 runs, five home runs and 34 RBI.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

17 Dec, 02:41 PMSource

Padres and Rays are discussing a significant trade that includes Wil Myers.

Wow! The Padres will likely deal some of their top prospects in exchange for Wil Myers, who was the main player the Rays received from the Royals when they dealt James Shields. Myers is one of the top hitting prospects in all of baseball and his bad season in 2014 was mostly due to injuries
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

16 Dec, 05:42 PMSource

Rays announce Jake McGee had arthroscopic elbow surgery on Friday and will start the year on the disabled list.

And now we know why the Rays took that flier on Ernesto Frieri. McGee looked great last season, posting a 1.89 ERA with an 11.36 K/9 over 71.1 innings, and he finished the year as the team's closer. The Rays know that he won't be ready for the start of the season, but they won't know about a recovery timetable until they see him start to rehab. Keep Frieri in the back of your mind this year as he could prove to be a nice rebound closer.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

16 Dec, 02:32 PMSource

Rays announce they signed C Bobby Wilson, OF Corey Brown and INF/OF Eugenio Velez to minor league deals with spring training invites.

Wilson, 32, played just two games last season at the major league level with the Diamondbacks, while hitting .267/.324/.341. It is unlikely that he spends much time, if any, in the majors next season. Brown played in three games for the Red Sox last season. The 29-year old hit .231/.294/.446, hitting 17 home runs in 357 at bats. He has good pop, though that's the really the only tool that he possesses. The most intriguing signing was of Eugenio Velez, who hit for a .309/.363/.441slash line, with seven home runs and 27 stolen bases over 441 at bats. He has speed, but unlike many other minor league speedsters, was able to hit for a solid average, though an inflated .356 BABIP can be partially attributed to his success at the plate (though he has a habit for always having a abnormally high BABIP, thanks to his speed). The 32 year old last played in the majors in 2011, but a good season in 2014 may earn him a couple of new chances in 2015.
Analyst: Ben Diamond  View Profile

12 Dec, 05:02 PMSource

Rays acquire minor league RHP Buddy Borden from Pirates as PTBNL to complete trade for Sean Rodriguez.

Borden had a nice showing at Low-A last season, posting a 3.16 ERA with a 2.54 K/BB. He's a long ways away from making a big league appearance though.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

12 Dec, 04:29 PMSource

Matt Moore's (elbow) recovery from Tommy John surgery has him on schedule to return to the Rays' rotation in June.

A lot of people will stash Moore, but that is a terrible idea because he's guaranteed to miss the first two months of the season and there is no guarantee that he will be back in June. Let someone else deal with this frustrating situation in fantasy leagues next season.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

9 Dec, 06:08 PMSource

Kevin Cash will be named the Rays new manager.

Cash served as the bullpen coach for Cleveland over the last two seasons and edged out Royals bench coach Don Wakamatsu for the job. He is only the 5th manager in Rays history.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

5 Dec, 01:03 PMSource

Rays have tendered contracts to Alex Cobb, Logan Forsythe, Desmond Jennings, Matt Joyce, Jake McGee and Drew Smyly.

This is a nice collection of talent for Tampa Bay and they're all due for a nice pay increase. Cobb, Jennings, McGee, and Smyly will most likely see the biggest raises and it's possible that the Rays could offer one or more of them an extension sometime soon.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

2 Dec, 11:15 PMSource

Michael Kohn has elected to become a free agent.

Kohn is a relief pitcher that will be courted by several MLB teams now that he has elected for free agency.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

2 Dec, 06:48 PMSource

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