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Rays, Price avoid arbitration

David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays have reportedly agreed on a one-year deal, and will avoid arbitration.

Rays still looking for relievers

Tampa Bay is still in the market for a reliever as the calendar turns to 2013.

Free Tim Beckham?

The Rays have a whole host of options in the middle infield for 2013. Former No. 1 pick, Tim Beckham, could be one of those options. What should the team due with Beckham?

3 free agent fits for the Tampa Bay Rays

The Rays are poised to contend in 2013 and beyond, with a young core and plenty of pitching. What free agent acquisitions could the team make to give them an extra 2%?

Cody Rogers suspended for refusing drug test

Tampa Bay Rays minor-leaguer Cody Rogers was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball for refusing to take a drug test.

Rodney faces long odds to repeat 'historic' season

Tampa Bay Rays closer Fernando Rodney had a historic season for a closer last year. What are his chances on repeating that success?

David Price honred with key to the city of Tampa

The team's first-ever Cy Young winner was given the key to the city.

Rays set to sign Roberto Hernandez

The Tampa Bay Rays are reportedly close to coming to terms on a deal with Roberto Hernandez, known to many as Fausto Carmona.

David Price ready to lead Rays pitching staff

The Rays' pitching staff will have a new look in 2013 without veterans James Shields and Wade Davis. Left-hander David Price says that everyone will have to step up a bit next season.

Price: Rays staff needs to step up

Reigning American League Cy Young winner David Price acknowledges that the members of the Rays staff, including himself, need to pitch better in 2013 to help compensate for the loss of James Shields.

David Price could be too costly for Rays

The Cy Young winner wants to stay in Tampa Bay, but can the Rays really afford him?

James Shields to KC, Myers and more to Tampa Bay

The Tampa Bay Rays and Kansas City Royals just made a blockbuster trade. James Shields and Wade Davis are hitting the mid-west, while Wil Myers and Jake Odorizzi are moving to Tampa. A full breakdown of this massive deal is right here.

Rays' Friedman speaks about Myers trade

Tampa Bay's GM Andrew Friedman has plenty of praise for Wil Myers after he completes a trade to bring the prospect to the Rays' system.

Rays acquire prospect Wil Myers from Kansas City

Tampa Bay reportedly sends James Shields and Wade Davis to Kansas City in exchange for Wil Myers, a top outfield prospect, and other minor leaguers.

Marlins, Rays interested in 3B Juan Francisco?

Atlanta may look to move him to make way for more depth in the outfield. The Marlins haven't had a third baseman play more than 130 games in a season since 2007.

Rays promote Nelson to assistant hitting coach

The Tampa Bay Rays have promoted long-time minor league staffer Jamie Nelson to assistant hitting coach to help Derek Shelton.

Rays - Marlins deal: Escobar to Tampa Bay

The two Florida baseball franchises made a big trade on Tuesday. The Rays agreed to take on shortstop Yunel Escobar, in exchange for prospect Derek Dietrich going to the rebuilding Marlins.

Marlins trade Yunel Escobar for minor leaguer

The Miami Marlins traded Yunel Escobar late Tuesday night, only two weeks after he joined the team in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Marlins closer to dealing Escobar

Tampa Bay, Oakland, St. Louis and New York are trying to acquire Yunel Escobar from the Miami Marlins -- and the Marlins are "getting closer" to a deal.

Rays' Price skipping out on World Baseball Classic

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price says he will not play for the United States in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.

Rays sign James Loney, but why?

The Rays agreed with James Loney on a one-year contract on Monday. Is he going to add offensive firepower to the team, or is he just another placeholder on a team lacking impact bats?

Rays sign James Loney

The Tampa Bay Rays signed free agent first baseman James Loney to a one-year deal worth $2 million. Loney spent the 2012 season with the Dodgers and Red Sox.

Rays expected to make deals this winter

With the free agent market looking to be too expensive, the Tampa Bay Rays are expected to be active in the trade market this winter.

Rays trade for Mondesi Jr.

The Tampa Bay Rays acquired the minor league outfielder from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for the right-handed reliever.

Rays may deal Price before 2014

Rays ace David Price has pitched himself into uncharted territory in terms of what he'll command in arbitration salary, which could force the team to trade him before the start of the 2014 season.

Rays non-tender OF Francisco

After coming to arbitration agreements with their other eight eligible players, the Rays decided not to tender a contract to outfielder Ben Francisco.

Upton looks back fondly on Rays

As outfielder B.J. Upton left the Tampa Bay Rays and the AL East for the Atlanta Braves and the Senior Circuit, he waxed nostalgic after signing a $75 million dollar contract. Perhaps he'll blow his nose with a $100 bill.

Should the Rays deal for Wil Myers?

It is always a risk to deal for a young prospect. Should the Rays bite the bullet and swap an All-Star starting pitcher for an unproven young hitter?

Rays may not be able to afford Price much longer

The Tampa Bay Rays, fresh of extending Evan Longoria for big money, may have a decision to make soon regarding starter David Price.

Evan Longoria's extension: good idea or bad idea?

The Rays laid out a lot of money (for them, at least) to sign Evan Longoria and keep him in baby blue for the next ten years. With Longoria already on one of the most team-friendly deals in MLB history, should the Rays have made this new commitment?

Rays extend Evan Longoria's contract through 2022

Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria received a contract extension through 2022; the deal is worth an additional $100 million.

Retrospective: B.J. Upton's career in Tampa

B.J. Upton has been a crucial part of the Rays organization since being drafted in 2002. Having likely played his last game in baby blue, let's recap the young star's career in Tampa.

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