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2017 Schedule
80-82, 3rd in AL East
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Dickerson, Colome cinch new deals with Rays

All-Star designated hitter/outfielder Corey Dickerson and closer Alex Colome are among seven players who agreed to one-year contracts with the Tampa Bay Rays, avoiding salary arbitration.

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18 for '18: Ranking this year's most interesting names in baseball

A Japanese sensation who landed in L.A. A Miami MVP shipped to the Bronx. A D.C. superstar on the cusp of free agency. All are among the players, managers, executives, agents and, um, commissioners, on our list of MLBers to watch in 2018.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Per Statcast, 42% of Evan Longoria's batted balls in 2016 had an exit velocity of 95+ MPH. In 2017, that dropped to 32%. In 2016, that ranked 76th and the next 3 hitters below him were Hunter Pence, Daniel Murphy and Mike Trout. In 2017, that ranked 235th and the 3 hitters below him were Patrick Kivlehan, Eddie Rosario and Jordy Mercer. (min. 100 batted balls)

Longoria gives Giants power in middle of lineup (1:17)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Evan Longoria should be at least a four-win upgrade over what the Giants were going to get at third base. Last year, their third basemen ranked last in the majors in average, home runs, RBIs and OPS. Longoria isn't the hitter he was at his peak and is coming off his worst season at the plate, but he's still a solid two-way player. The Rays get an overrated prospect in Christian Arroyo and two high-risk arms, but most importantly get long-term salary relief. It also makes you wonder if the Rays are now more likely to trade Chris Archer.

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Rays ask Venters to camp after 3rd TJ surgery

Relief pitcher Jonny Venters, who hasn't pitched in the majors since 2012, has been invited to big league spring training by the Tampa Bay Bays while trying to come back from his third Tommy John surgery.

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Veteran RP Cishek, Cubs agree to deal

Veteran reliever Steve Cishek, who pitched for the Mariners and Rays last season and has 121 career saves, reached a two-year deal with the Cubs the team announced Saturday.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Carlos Gonzalez's value has declined after a down year in Colorado, but he's quietly attracting interest as a free agent because he's likely to sign a short-term deal to reestablish his market value. The Blue Jays, Royals, Rays, Giants and Athletics are among the teams that have CarGo on their radar. "There will be a rush once we all realize we can't get what we want," said a personnel man for one of the clubs keeping an eye on Gonzalez.

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Tampa Bay Rays Manager Kevin Cash on the trade rumors encompassing Evan Longoria and Chris Archer: "I know there is a lot of chatter about our players. I don't know what will take place."

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24525th
On Base Percentage.31722nd
Slugging Percentage.42220th
Earned Run Average3.978th
Quality Starts73Tied-11th