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BJ Upton officially declines Rays' offer

Center fielder B.J. Upton is almost certainly headed to play somewhere other than Tampa Bay, after he officially declined the one-year, $13 million qualifying offer from the Rays.

Dolphins owner donates 500K to Sandy relief effort

For Stephen Ross, a native of Miami who now lives in New York City, the recent natural disaster hit home.

2012 Cy Young award: David Price a finalist

The Tigers' Justin Verlander and the Angels' Jered Weaver are the other two finalists for the award.

Rays re-sign Joel Peralta

Tampa Bay brought its set-up man back on a two-year deal.

Price a finalist for Player's Choice Award

David Price is trying to win the same award he won in 2010.

Rays extend qualifying offer to Upton

The Rays have offered outfielder B.J. Upton a qualifying deal, one in which he is unlikely to accept.

Don Zimmer back as Rays senior advisor

Don Zimmer will return for his 10th season as a senior advisor for the Tampa Bay Rays.

Rays decline option on Luke Scott

Tampa Bay may bring the veteran OF/DH back later in the off-season, but they cited the need to preserve flexibility as the reason for not picking up his $6 million option for the 2013 season.

Rays pick up Jose Molina's option

The Tampa Bay Rays picked up catcher Jose Molina's $1.8 million option for 2013.

Jeremy Hellickson wins share of AL Gold Glove

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson won a share of the American League Gold Glove Award on Tuesday, sharing the honor with Jake Peavy of the Chicago White Sox.

Rays will pick up option on James Shields for 2013

The Tampa Bay Rays will pick up their one-year option on pitcher James Shields for 2013. Is it a guarantee that he will be with the Rays next season?

Rays 20-1, Marlins 40-1 to win 2013 World Series

The Tampa Bay Rays have the second-best odds to win the 2013 World Series in their division, coming in behind the New York Yankees at 20-1. The Florida Marlins have 40-1 odds.

Rays not allowed to look at Hillsborough sites

The Tampa Bay Rays requested permission to look at stadium sites in Hillsborough County, but St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster denied the request. The Rays asked because their contract with the city requires them to play at the Trop through 2027.

Rodney comeback player of the year, top reliever

Fernando Rodney was named the AL Comeback Player of the Year and MLB Delivery Man of the Year for his amazing 2012 season on Friday.

The magic of Jeremy Hellickson

Last year's AL Rookie of the Year, Jeremy Hellickson, has put up great ERA numbers in his first two seasons in the bigs. Can he be expected to keep up this level of quality, or do the numbers mask the potential for disaster?

2013 Tampa Bay Rays need to define position roles

The Tampa Bay Rays enter the baseball offseason wondering how bring their defense back to an elite level. What could the Rays do with Wade Davis and Ben Zobrist?

Mayor requests meeting on stadium with Rays owner

Tampa Bay mayor Bill Foster has asked for a meeting with Rays owner Stuart Sternberg regarding the new stadium.

2012 Rays season in review

The Rays were so close to reaching the playoffs in 2012, but couldn't quite make it. What went right and what went wrong during their 2012 campaign?

Evan Longoria hits 3 home runs in win over Orioles

Evan Longoria led Tampa Bay past Baltimore by hitting three home runs.

Rays could spoil O's AL East hopes

Tampa could prevent a scenario forcing Baltimore and New York to play a one-game playoff to determine the division winner.

Rays can still help decide AL East race

A win by Tampa Bay would give New York the division crown.

Rays' Longoria could sit final two games

If the Tampa Bay Rays are eliminated from playoff contention, manager Joe Maddon may decide to rest his superstar third baseman.

David Price thinks he's worthy of AL Cy Young

Rays pitcher David Price won his 20th game on Sunday and said afterward that he deserves to win the AL Cy Young.

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Rays take 2 of 3 against Orioles

Alex Cobb allowed a run in seven innings for Tampa Bay, and the Rays picked up a 5-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.

Rays vs. Orioles face off for AL Wild Card spot

The Tampa Bay Rays meet the Baltimore Orioles in the final series of the regular season as the two teams battle for a Wild Card spot.

Rays need big Friday game from Jeremy Hellickson

The Rays are still clinging on to their playoff hopes with six games left to play.

Jose Molina is day-to-day with a quad strain

Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jose Molina is day-to-day after suffering a right quad strain against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday.

How many starters is too many in Tampa?

The Tampa Bay Rays have great starting pitching and fabulous depth. If the Rays were to deal from that depth to improve the team elsewhere, who should they trade?

Upton likely done with the Rays after 2012

The homegrown star has just over a week left with Tampa, unless plans change in free agency.

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Tampa Bay takes two straight from Boston

The Tampa Bay Rays stayed in the playoff hunt with a win against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night.

The Rays take on the Red Sox

The Tampa Bay Rays are in desperate need of a win against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night at Fenway Park.

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