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2017 Schedule
40-38, 3rd in AL East
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18hDan Szymborski, Special to ESPN.com

How many wins can top trade targets add?

Moving Chris Archer at the trade deadline is hardly a given, but he'd bring one of the largest immediate impacts to his new club.

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19hJerry Crasnick

Rays acquire SS Hechavarria from Marlins

Adeiny Hechavarria is considered an elite defender, and he has a .255 career batting average and .629 OPS over parts of six big league seasons with the Blue Jays and Marlins.

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23hESPN.com

Power Rankings: Rays enter top 10

Tampa Bay has worked its way to third in the AL East and could be on the verge of getting much better if Wilson Ramos can show he's anything close to what he was pre-injury in 2016.

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Rickard puts Orioles up for good with RBI double (0:17)
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Schoop ties game with solo homer (0:18)
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Longoria's 3-run HR puts Rays on top (0:17)

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Wilson Ramos' activation from the DL to slot in immediately behind the plate for the Rays might seem surprising since it triggered the DFA of Derek Norris, especially when injuries have pressed DH Corey Dickerson into action in LF. But Ramos did throw out 2 of 7 SB attempts in nine minor-league rehab starts behind the plate. If he's ready to both catch and rake -- big if's -- he'll give the Rays' offense another big righty bat to balance against the huge years lefties Logan Morrison and Dickerson are delivering.

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3dAlex Vigderman, Baseball Info Solutions

Ranking MLB defenses: Rays

The Rays are without Kevin Kiermaier in center, but they're still getting above-average contributions from every position but second base this season.

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Rays DFA Norris to make room for Ramos

The Rays designated Derek Norris for assignment after Friday's 15-5 win over the Orioles to make room for Wilson Ramos, who was activated before Saturday's game.

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O's give up at least 5 runs in 20th straight

Baltimore fell 15-5 to Tampa Bay as Orioles pitchers allowed at least five runs for the 20th consecutive game, tying a major league record set by the 1924 Philadelphia Phillies.

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Rays' Rasmus put on DL

The Tampa Bay Rays placed OF Colby Rasmus (left hip tendinitis) on the 10-day disabled list Friday, retroactive to June 19. OF Shane Peterson has been selected from Triple-A Durham to fill his roster spot.

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Schebler, Gennett help Reds top Rays 7-3, end 9-game skid

Scott Schebler and Scooter Gennett homered and Joey Votto snapped an eighth-inning tie with an RBI single, helping the Cincinnati Reds end a season-high nine-game losing streak with a 7-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night.

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Plouffe to make Rays debut

Trevor Plouffe will make his first appearance in a Rays uniform Monday night, hitting seventh in the order as a DH vs. the Reds. The veteran 3B was acquired by the Rays over the weekend, for cash considerations, after being designated for assignment by the Athletics on Thursday.

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 Is it too early to add rookie hurler Jacob Faria? (0:54)
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9dMitch Sherman

What does Brendan McKay's CWS outing say for his MLB future?

Brendan McKay believes he can do what no player since Babe Ruth has done in major league baseball -- pitch and hit. He did it in Louisville's first College World Series game to minimal success. Is refusing to choose one over the other the right choice?

ESPN Stats and Information  

Rays starter Chris Archer had 7 more strikeouts with his slider (8 strikeouts total), giving him an MLB-high 91 this season - Max Scherzer ranks 2nd with 66.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs3838th
Batting Average.25713th
On Base Percentage.33210th
Slugging Percentage.4505th
Earned Run Average4.1812th
Quality Starts32Tied-16th
WHIP1.3312th
BAA.25313th

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