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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Alex Cobb is going to the Orioles, and the Rays will come away with a compensation pick in this year’s Draft.

Cobb agreed to a four-year, $53 million deal with the Orioles on Tuesday. Because the Rays made Cobb a qualifying offer ($17.4 million) and he turned it down, the Rays will receive Draft pick compensation by virtue of losing him. They will benefit from the size of the reported contract: Because they also receive revenue sharing and the deal exceeded $50 million in overall value, that pick will come after the first round and before Competitive Balance Round A.

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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Alex Cobb is going to the Orioles, and the Rays will come away with a compensation pick in this year’s Draft.

Cobb agreed to a four-year, $53 million deal with the Orioles on Tuesday. Because the Rays made Cobb a qualifying offer ($17.4 million) and he turned it down, the Rays will receive Draft pick compensation by virtue of losing him. They will benefit from the size of the reported contract: Because they also receive revenue sharing and the deal exceeded $50 million in overall value, that pick will come after the first round and before Competitive Balance Round A.

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Because Baltimore is among the 16 clubs that receives revenue sharing, it will lose its third-highest pick in the Draft as a result of this deal.

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The Rays will get the No. 31 overall pick because they had a worse record than the Royals in 2016; the teams had the same record last year, so the next determining factor is the previous year’s records. That will bump Kansas City’s pick down to No. 33, because Tampa Bay’s pick at No. 32 is locked in — it’s a comp pick, since the Rays were unable to sign a pick last year.

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“Excited for [Cobb],” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “Really excited for him. He meant a lot to the organization over his six years, the way he carried himself.

“It’s funny, I always kidded with him. He’s one of the more stubborn pitchers I’ve ever been around — players, for that matter. He was stubborn this offseason. I was glad he got a good deal.”

And his signing went well for the Rays.

“That’s really good for us,” Cash said.

Coats in competition for roster spot

Mostly, Jason Coats is thankful to be back playing again.

The 28-year-old outfielder made his Major League debut with the White Sox in 2016, appearing in 28 games. The Rays claimed him off waivers in January ’17. Subsequently, they released and re-signed him to a Minor League contract. He then missed the entire ’17 season following Tommy John surgery.

Video: TB@BOS: Coats drives an RBI double to right-center

“That was tough,” Coats said. “I’d never had any arm problems. Every year in pro ball, I’ve played 135-plus games. Never missed any time. So it was tough to get that news.”

Fast forwar Men’s Philadelphia Phillies Authentic Personalized Home White Baseball Jersey d to 2018, and Coats finds himself in competition for a spot as an extra outfielder and right-handed bat.

“I’m not really thinking about [the competition],” Coats said. “I’m just trying to go out there and show that I’m healthy and ready to play and take advantage of all the playing time I’m getting o Custom Phillies Jersey ut there.”

Cash has noted all spring that Coats has faced a difficult task by having to get reacquainted with the playing field after missing an entire season.

Coats says now he’s “getting back in the swing of things.”

“But early on, just missing that year, I felt good throwing the ball, hitting BP, but once the games got going, I think my nerves, I just got a little too amped up at times,” Coats said. “And everything sped up. Now I’ve kind of realized I have to slow things down a little bit. Right now, I’m feeling a lot more comfortable at the plate. Seeing the ball better. I feel like I’m in a good spot now.”

Also in competition for the extra spot are Brandon Snyder, Johnny Field and left-handed hitting Micah Johnson. The Rays could also bring in a player from outside the organization via trade or waiver wire.

Rays add Casali

The Rays brought back a familiar face Wednesday afternoon when they signed catcher Curt Casali to a Minor League deal.

Casali, who spent parts of four seasons with the Rays, was released by the Rangers on Wednesday and is expected to be in camp Thursday.

Casali spent most of the 2017 season at Triple-A Durham. He played in nine games for the Rays in ’17, hitting .333 with a home run and three RBIs.

Tough call

With a decision on the Rays’ final 25-man roster a week away, Cas Custom Phillies Jersey Cheap h was asked what his toughest decision will be.

“The bullpen,” Cash answered. “We have a lot of good arms. We’ve seen a bunch of them through Spring Training. Some of them have already been optioned or reassigned. But it’s going to get challenging or difficult. The longer that we wait, every camp does this. Sometimes those messages are tougher to deliver, because guys are getting closer to that Opening Day mark.”

Video: BOS@TB: Yarbrough strikes out five over three innings

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Ryan Yarbrough is competing for a bullpen spot, and he didn’t do anything to hurt his cause Wednesday when he started in the Rays’ 8-3 loss to the Red Sox and allowed a run on two hits and two walks while striking out five in three innings.

Cash has been impressed by the left-hander all spring.

“What he did last year in Triple-A is a big part of it,” Cash said. “Strike-throwing ability. He comes in there and doesn’t really seem to be affected by the environment, who’s hitting. He goes with his game plan. He attacks with his game plan. As much as anybody, he might be our best strike-thrower.

“He’s going to win getting people out. And he’ll take some lumps throwing strikes. But we’d much rather have that than giving the free passes … all over the place.”

Injury update

Mallex Smith (right hamstring) played in a Minor League game on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the outfielder said he felt fine, but he did not play according to plan. He’s scheduled to play Thursday.

Up next

The Rays will travel to Dunedin, Fla., on Thursday afternoon for a 1:07 p.m. ET contest against the Blue Jays. Follow live on Gameday.  Jake Faria will start for the Rays. Andrew Kittredge and Chaz Roe are also scheduled to pitch. Jaime Garcia gets the ball for Toronto.

Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005.


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The Phillies are loaded with talented young p Women’s Philadelphia Phillies Authentic Personalized Home White Baseball Jersey layers at the Major League level — Rhys Hoskins is just the tip of the iceberg — and there are more on the way. Case in point is Scott Kingery.

Kingery is the team’s top position player prospect and No. 2 in the organization behind Sixto Sanchez, as well as the No. 35 overall prospect in baseball and the top second-base prospect in the game. The 23-year-old is also having a monster Spring Men’s Philadelphia Phillies Authentic Personalized Home White Baseball Jersey  Training at the plate for Philadelphia, and Wednesday was no exception.

The Phillies are loaded with talented young players at the Major League level — Rhys Hoskins is just the tip of the iceberg — and there are more on the way. Case in point is Scott Kingery.

Kingery is the team’s top position player prospect and No. 2 in the organization behind Sixto Sanchez, as well as the No. 35 overall prospect in baseball and the top second-base prospect in  Custom Phillies Jersey Cheap the game. The 23-year-old is also having a monster Spring Training at the plate for Philadelphia, and Wednesday was no exception.

Kingery got only one at-bat against the Blue Jays, but he crushed his fourth home run of t http://www.ecustombaseballgears.com/Custom-Philadelphia-Phillies-Jersey he spring, a two-run shot. It was a welcome blast, as Kingery had last homered on March 2.

But just because he hadn’t homered in a while doesn’t mean Kingery wasn’t raking. He has a five-game hit streak going and is now batting .390 with a .732 slugging percentage and an 1.150 OPS in his 41 Spring Training at-bats.

Other top prospect performers from Wednesday’s action:

• No. 66 overall prospect Franklin Barreto (A’s No. 3) is in line to start the season at Triple-A, but he’ll likely be a big league fixture before too long. The 22-year-old middle infie Customized Philadelphia Phillies Jersey lder went 2-for-5 with a two-run single and a stolen base against the Brewers, his third multi-hit game in his last five. Barreto is batting .306 with a .944 OPS in 49 spring at-bats.

Video: OAK@MIL: Barreto opens scoring with two-run single

Barreto’s teammate and A’s No. 11 prospect Sheldon Neuse also went 2-for-4 in the game, continuing his strong showing this spring. The 23-year-old third baseman is now hitting .320 in his 50 Spring Training at-bats with a 1.073 OPS.

Cardinals No. 5 prospect Harrison Bader had a breakout defensive game last week with a pair of diving catches in center field, and now he’s had a breakout offensive game. The 23-year-old went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles against the Marlins, his best game of what had already been a solid Spring Training. Bader is now hitting .319 in 47 at-bats.

Nationals No. 12 prospect Andrew Stevenson homered in his only at-bat against the Astros, the 23-year-old outfielder’s second of the spring — and it came against Houston closer Ken Giles.

Video: HOU@WSH: Stevenson crushes a solo homer in the 9th

Stevenson’s teammate and Washington’s No. 4 prospect Erick Fedde had a strong outing on the mound. The 25-year-old right-hander pitched two scoreless innings against the defending World Series, including retiring reigning American League MVP Jose Altuve.

Pirates No. 9 prospect Kevin Kramer has been having a solid Spring Training swinging the bat — in his 19 at-bats, he’s hitting .316 with a 1.395 OPS — but he turned heads on Wednesday with his defense. The 24-year-old, ranked baseball’s No. 10 second-base prospect, made a diving stop up the middle to take a hit away from the Twins’ Gregorio Petit.

Video: PIT@MIN: Kramer makes a nifty diving play to end 7th

Padres No. 17 prospect Hudson Potts, who’s just 19 years old, crushed his first Spring Training home run off of White Sox reliever Juan Minaya. The young third baseman and shortstop hasn’t gotten a ton of action this spring, but he is 3-for-7 at the plate.

Video: SD@CWS: Potts crushes a solo home run to center

• In the same game that Kingery launched his home run, Phillies No. 17 prospect Roman Quinn also had a fine day at the plate. The 24-year-old outfielder went 2-for-4 — his first multi-hit game of the spring — and also stole a base.

Red Sox No. 23 prospect Bobby Poyner, who could still be in the mix for an Opening Day spot in Boston’s bullpen, pitched another strong relief outing. The 25-year-old left-hander tossed two scoreless innings and collected three strikeouts against the Rays. Poyner’s having a lights-out spring, with a 0.96 ERA in 9 1/3 innings over nine games.

• Out of the opposing dugout, Rays No. 26 prospect Ryan Yarbrough turned in a fine start against the Sox. The 26-year-old lefty allowed only one run on two hits in his three innings of work, and he struck out five. Yarbrough now has a 2.63 ERA in 13 2/3 Spring Training innings.

Video: BOS@TB: Yarbrough strikes out five over three innings

David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler.

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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Kevin Kiermaier is amped up for the Boilermakers.

The Rays’ center fielder, an Indiana native, is smitten with Purdue University, so he’s excited about their chances in this year’s NCAA March Madness tournament. The fortunes of the team mean a lot to him.

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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Kevin Kiermaier is amped up for the Boilermakers.

The Rays’ center fielder, an Indiana native, is smitten with Purdue University, so he’s excited about their chances in this year’s NCAA March Madness tournament. The fortunes of the team mean a lot to him.

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“It hurts when they lose,” Kiermaier said. “I care too much. That’s because I’m a real fan. I live and die through those games.”

Kiermaier always sports Purdue gear this time of year. On Friday, he’ll be locked in and  Custom Phillies Jersey ready to go when No. 2 Purdue plays No. 3 Texas Tech in a 9:57 p.m. ET game.

“I love when they pull off those great wins,” Kiermaier said. “It just makes my night. I can go to bed a happy man. But I’m one of those guys who take losses hard. It plays a part in my mood.”

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Kiermaier tea Women’s Philadelphia Phillies Authentic Personalized Home White Baseball Jersey sed that his wife, Marisa, “hates how much I love them.”

“I remember a couple of years ago, they lost to Arkansas Little Rock,” said Kiermaier, referencing a particularly painful loss when the Boilermakers blew a late 13-point lead en route to an 85-83 double-overtime loss on March 17, 2016, in the first round of the Midwest Regional. “Marisa was my girlfriend at the time, and we were supposed to go out to eat before I drove back to Port Charlotte. I think I said maybe 10 words. I was just thinking about the loss.

“She was so mad at me. Saying the Purdue game caused us to have a terrible dinner because I was silent the whole time. My emotions got the best of me. You win some, you lose some.”

Kiermaier became a Purdue fan as a youngster, following the lead of his father and grandfather.

“My mom liked Notre Dame and Indiana, unfortunately,” Kiermaier said. “But I never went over to the dark side. I kept rooting for the good guys my whole life.

“As I got older, I really became a fan. I just learned to love their football and basketball programs more than anything else.”

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Kiermaier grew up playing basketball with his brothers in the driveway of his family’s Fort Wayne, Ind., home. Later, he played on his high school team, but he did not play his senior season.

“I grew up playing basketball, but I stopped my senior year because I needed to get a baseball scholarship,” said Kiermaier, who signed a letter of intent to play for the Boilermakers before signing with the Rays. “I had to work out playing baseball, had to get ready for my senior season, because I didn’t have any offers. I had to make that sacrifice. Basketball was my favorite sport growing up. I made the right call, though.”

When asked for a scouting report on his basketball abilities, Kiermaier offered, “I could always dribble and shoot threes. I wasn’t much inside the three-point line, I was a little pesky defender.”

A great day for Kiermaier came in 2016 when Purdue hosted him and his family and friends for a basketball game. They got to spend time and shoot baskets with former Purdue and NBA player Brian Cardinal, who was known as “The Custodian.”

Video: TB@NYY: Kiermaier slugs an RBI ground-rule double

“It was awesome,” Kiermaier said. “[Purdue] gave us courtside seats. We have a great relationship. Hopefully, someday, I can be a booster. Anything I can  Men’s Philadelphia Phillies Authentic Personalized Home White Baseball Jersey do for that university. I love them, and I would have loved to put that jersey on, but the Rays gave me an offer and I was ready to play.”

“Tampa’s most dedicated Purdue fan” will be glued to his TV on Friday night. If they come away with a win, Kiermaier’s mood will be drastically different on Saturday morn Customized Philadelphia Phillies Jersey ing. The season’s end doesn’t suit him well.

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“It always stinks when you lose in March and I have to wait until November to start back up again,” Kiermaier said. “You see a great group of guys, and they’re never going to be together again. I take the losses hard. Like I said, I care too much.”

Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005.


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Rays  Custom Phillies Jersey to use Colome in traditional closer role

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay’s bullpen will be dramatically different this season in a lot of ways, but not where the last man standing is concerned.

Alex Colome will return as the closer, and he’ll be a clos Women’s Philadelphia Phillies Authentic Personalized Home White Baseball Jersey er in the traditional sense of the role, which means logging the final three outs of a game and not coming in earlier to snuff out hot situations.

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TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay’s bullpen will be dramatically different this season in a lot of ways, but not where the l Custom Phillies Jersey Cheap ast man standing is concerned.

Alex Colome will return as the closer, and he’ll be a closer in the traditional sense of the role, which means logging the final three outs of a game and not coming in earlier to snuff out hot situations.

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“We tried that last year and it probably wasn’t fair, given the workload we were asking [Colome] to do,” manager Kevin Cash said. “We’re going to ask him to pitch in some tight ballgames. I know that. I think most of his work will come in the ninth inning.

“If it’s a big situation where we need to try and get a four-out save, we’ll consider that. But it’s not a situation we’ll [do too often].”

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But Colome knows the drill after leading the American League with six saves of four outs or more in 2017.

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Rays relievers will likely wear a lot of hats this season, pitching longer stints given the new order that will see the Rays use a “bullpen day” in place of a fifth starter.

Colome continues to be rock steady after notching 47 saves in 53 opportunities last season to become the first Rays reliever to lead the Majors in saves. Still, this will be just his third season Customized Philadelphia Phillies Jersey  as a closer, a role with which he’s grown more familiar.

“Yeah, more comfortable than two years ago,” Colome said. “When I go out on the mound, I have my mind 100 percent on my work.”

Despite logging just two seasons as the Rays closer, Colome ranks third in franchise history in saves, with 84, behind Roberto Hernandez (101), and Fernando Rodney (85).

Colome picked up the win in Monday night’s 4-2 victory over the Yankees, tossing a scoreless eighth.

He feels he’s in good shape nearing the end of Spring Training and ready for the season.

“I don’t need too much [work in the spring],” he said. “I just need to throw a couple of more innings, waiting for the season to start. Right now my body feels good to go.”

Colome hasn’t thrown in back-to-back games, which is the final hurdle for any closer to prove he’s ready.

“We wait for the season to get Men’s Philadelphia Phillies Authentic Personalized Home White Baseball Jersey  closer to throw back to back, we’ll see,” said Colome, stressing the fact that a long season awaits. “I just try to do th http://www.ecustombaseballgears.com/Custom-Philadelphia-Phillies-Jersey e same job I did last year. Give it all I have, 100 percent, and see what happens.”

Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005.


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TAMPA, Fla. — Rays catchers will wear large wristbands packed with detailed information this season. The plan is for the wristbands to contain critical data on Rays pitchers that will act as reminders while calling the game.

When asked about the wristbands, Rays manager Kevin Cash — a former Major League catcher — first allowed that “there’s a lot of pride that catchers take in their game-calling abilities.”

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TAMPA, Fla. — Rays catchers will wear large wristbands packed with detailed information this season. The plan is for the wristbands to contain critical data on Rays pitchers that will act as reminders while calling the game.

When asked about the wristbands, Rays manager Kevin Cash — a former Major League catcher — first allowed that “there’s a lot of pride that catchers take in their game-calling abilities.”

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“And we’re not looking to take that away from our two guys [Wilson Ramos and Jesus Sucre],” Cash said. “We feel they both do a good job of retaining information before a series. But nice little quick reminders don’t hurt anybody, as much as we’re going to be utilizing that bullpen day, right-left, going back and forth.

“I think it’s going to be beneficial to have what our pitchers’ best strengths are when they’re attacking hitters. A quick little reminder for them to look at. You’ve seen a lot of teams go to it. I’m kind of disappointed that we haven’t got there. But I’m happy we’re there now.”

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Although the information will serve to augment the catcher’s information, Cash doesn’t think game-calling will change too much.

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“The whole goal of game-calling is getting the most out of the pitcher,” he said. “Putting what he’s capable of doing ahead of maybe the hitter’s weakness.”

The information will pertain to any number of things, ranging from how to pitch to a certain hitter to what a certain pitcher is throwing.

“I Customized Philadelphia Phillies Jersey  never tried this kind of thing before,” Sucre said. “I believe it’s going to help us a lot with the new rule, six visits to the mound.”

Worth noting
Despite the plans for a changed role for the bullpen this season — which includes having the ‘pen act as the fifth starter — Cash said the Rays will not expand the staff. They’ll have four starters and eight relievers.

“Look, every team has to add a bullpen [day] and go short every once in a while, depending on the state of the previous night’s game, the workload, the injuries,” said Cash when asked about the prospect of having a nine-member bullpen. “But no, our thought process remains as a 12-man pitching staff as much http://www.ecustombaseballgears.com/Custom-Philadelphia-Phillies-Jersey  as possible.”

When asked about Blake Snell, Cash said Snell’s demeanor has impressed him the most this spring.

“He’s really grown up from maybe some of his struggles last year,” Cash said. “But he’s come in with a new and different mindset. Very focused. Very committed. You can watch his tempo on the mound when he’s pitched, and it’s translated into positive results.

Snell started against the Ya Women’s Philadelphia Phillies Authentic Personalized Home White Baseball Jersey nkees on Monday night and allowed one run on three hits and three walks while striking out nine.

Camp battles
Veteran left-hander Jonny Venters, who is hoping to earn a spot in the bullpen Custom Phillies Jersey , has had an impressive spring. In six outings covering 6 1/3 innings, he has allowed no runs on three hits.

“We keep talking about what a great story it is,” said Cash, referring to Venters’ three Tommy John surgeries. “But besides that, he’s had a really solid spring for us. He’s putting pressure on us to make some decisions, because he’s bounced back and checked every box. He’s passed every test thus far.”

But will that be enough for him to be in St. Petersburg at the start of the season?

“I don’t know about that,” Cash said. “We’ve still got 10 days away. In fairness, he’s probably on the outside looking in in that situation.”

Injury update
Brad Miller (injured toe) played first base on Monday night for the second time in the Rays’ last three games and went 0-for-2 with a walk. Miller continues to feel well and told reporters that after taking Tuesday off, he will play again on Wednesday.

Though Miller figures to play some second base this season, Cash doesn’t believe he will be at second for the remainder of spring.

“Probably not,” Cash said. “We know what Brad is capable of doing at second. I think with the injury, it certainly hasn’t helped. And we have to get him as many at-bats as possible. But I think right now we’re going to look at him as a lot of DH and first-base at-bats.”

Mallex Smith (tight right hamstring) will play in a Minor League game on Tuesday. The outfield hopeful still feels he’ll be ready for Opening Day.

Minor Leaguer David Rodriguez hit a three-run homer off Adam Warren in the top of the ninth to spark Monday night’s win over the Yankees.

Up next
The Rays travel to Sarasota on Tuesday night to meet the Orioles in a 6:05 ET contest. Nathan Eovaldi will start, and Ryan Yarbrough and Daniel Hudson are also expected to see action.

Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005.


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NEW YORK — Luis Severino‘s confidence bounced back with a sharp tuneup as he prepares for the first postseason start of his career, backed by homers off the bats of Starlin Castro, Greg Bird and Aaron Hicks as the Yankees defeated the Rays, 6-1, on Wednesday evening at Yankee Stadium.

The  Custom Orioles Jersey Yankees (89-69) improved to a season-high 20 games over .500, though they remain three games behind the Red Sox — who beat Toronto on Wednesday — in the American League East.

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NEW YORK — Luis Severino‘s confidence bounced back with a sharp tuneup as he prepares for the first postseason start of his career, backed by homers off the bats of Starlin Castro, Greg Bird and Aaron Hicks as the Yankees defeated the Rays, 6-1, on Wednesday evening at Yankee Stadium.

The Yankees (89-69) improved to a season-high 20 games over .500, though they remain three games behind the Red Sox — who beat Toronto on Wednesday — in the American League East.

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“We have to play our season and not worry about Boston,” Severino said. “We are in the Wild Card and you have the opportunity to go to the playoffs. We’re hitting good, we’re playing good. We’re winning.”

Video: TB@NYY: Severino K’s nine, allows one run in six

The Yankees and Rays have one more game left in their series, Thursday at Yankee Stadium, be Men’s Authentic Custom Baltimore Orioles Alternate Baseball Jersey Orange fore New York hosts the Blue Jays starting Friday for the final three games of the regular season. The Red Sox finish up their regular season with a four-game series against AL West-champion Houston at Fenway Park, beginning Thursday.

“I think our team is a lot different than we were coming out of the [All-Star] break,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “We had a number of players injured and we just weren’t very healthy. We kept it together, but I think it’s one of the reasons we’ve played so well in the last six weeks, because we’ve been so healthy.”

Video: TB@NYY: Girardi on his confidence in Severino, Bird

Now lined up to start a potential AL Wild Card Game, Severino struck out nine while holding the Rays to four hits and a walk over six innings, leading the Yankees to their 11th win in 12 home games. The right-hander will complete his regular season holding a 14-6 record and a 2.98 ERA in 31 starts, striking out 230 batters in 193 1/3 innings.

“He throws 100 [mph],” said the Rays’ Steven Souza Jr. “Any time a starter can do that, that’s pretty impressive. But he can throw his slider for a strike and bury it. He can throw it when he’s ahead; when he’s behind, he can pump it in there 100. To be able to throw two pitches like that consistently around the zone makes it really tough.”

Video: TB@NYY: Hechavarria opens the scoring with solo homer

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“We can just win. That’s all we can do,” Bird said. “I feel like we’ve done a good job with that. That’s what we focus on, playing our game and getting our work in, and we’ll see what happens.”

Video: TB@NYY: Castro, Bird and Hicks go yard in the 6th

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Bang the gavel: Andriese had limited the Yankees to a pair of hits through four innings, protecting a one-run lead as he returned to the mound for the fifth. Jacoby Ellsbury walked and Hicks smashed a single that deflected off second baseman Brad Miller‘s glove. One out later, with Hicks running, Judge mashed an 81.4-mph curveball down the left-field line that gave the Yankees a lead they would not relinquish. Judge has reached base in 22 straight games.

“Leadoff walks, we talk about them a lot,,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “They come back and get you, and they got us. Probably the wrong guy to come up there, Aaron Judge, with two guys on base. Capitalizing on it.”

And belly to belly: Castro sent Andriese to the showers with his second homer in as many games, a solo blast to left field opening the sixth inning that marked his 16th of the year. The Rays called upon Xavier Cedeno, and Bird greeted the left-hander with a drive into the right-field seats, Bird’s eighth homer of his injury-shortened season. It was the 10th time  Men’s Customized Authentic Baltimore Orioles Home White MLB Baseball Jersey this year that the Yankees have hit back-to-back home runs.

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“I feel pretty good at the personalized Orioles jersey plate,” Castro said. “The most important thing is, I feel really healthy, I feel really strong. I’m just trying to finish the season strong.”

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With nine strikeouts, Severino moved into a tie with CC Sabathia for the third-most strikeouts in a single season by a Yankees pitcher (230). Sabathia reached that mark in 2011. The only Yankees hurlers with more were Ron Guidry, who fanned 248 in his 1978 AL Cy Young Award season, and Jack Chesbro, who struck out 239 while hurling a Major League-leading 454 2/3 innings in 1904.

“It means I’m doing great,” Severino said, with a smile. “I’m mixing my pitches and commanding my fastball, and my breaking pitches, too.”

WHAT’S NEXT
Rays: Jake Faria (5-4, 3.33) gets the nod in the series finale against the Yankees on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. ET at Yankee Stadium. The rookie right-hander’s only career start in N.Y. came on July 30, his 24th birthday. He lasted just four innings, which remains the shortest start of his Major League career.

Yankees: Sonny Gray (10-11, 3.31) will make his 11th start as a Yankee on Thursday as the club completes its three-game series with the Rays. The right-hander picked up the win Baltimore Orioles Custom Jersey in his last start at Toronto, holding the Blue Jays to a run over six innings. He’s 4-6 with a 3.12 ERA in 10 starts for New York.

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Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005.

Alex Cobb likely to not Custom Orioles Jersey  pitch again for Rays

NEW YORK — Alex Cobb has likely pitched his final game in a Rays uniform.

After Tuesday night’s 6-1 loss to the Yankees eliminated the Rays from having any chance at making the postseason, manager Kev Custom Orioles Jersey in Cash announced that Cobb would be scratched from making his final start of the season Thursday night against the Yankees.

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NEW YORK — Alex Cobb has likely pitched his final game in a Rays uniform.

After Tuesday night’ Men’s Customized Authentic Baltimore Orioles Home White MLB Baseball Jersey s 6-1 loss to the Yankees eliminated the Rays from having any chance at making the postseason, manager Kevin Cash announced that Cobb would be scratched from making his final start of the season Thursday night against the Yankees.

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Cobb, who came up through the Rays’ organization, is expected to sign elsewhere as a newly minted free agent this offseason.

“First personalized Orioles jersey thought is it’s unfortunate, because it means we’re completely eliminated from it, and you’d really enjoy having one more start that meant a lot and kept us in it,” Cobb said. “But the math didn’t work out for us. Then I guess you start thinking about your career.

“This chapter could possibly come to an end. You know, I don’t ever rule out anything in this game for the things that I’ve seen happen. Seem to hear more in the media that I’m not coming back than I’ve thought about. If that is where this road leads us, it’s sad to think about.”

Cobb has been a special pitcher for the Rays, albeit an oft-injured one. Of note, he got hit in the head by a line drive and returned. And he had Tommy John surgery, and also returned.

The Rays not starting Cobb in a game after the team had been eliminated spoke volumes to the right-hander.

“I’m fortunate that I’m with an organization that does care about you beyond your career,” Cobb said. “And they’ve elaborated on the fact they appreciate what’s gone on, what I’ve done for the organization in the past, and they’re looking out for my best interest going forward from  Men’s Authentic Custom Baltimore Orioles Alternate Baseball Jersey Orange here. [It’s special] that a team thinks like that and does want the best for me going forward.

“Just in conversation, it just seemed like a meaningless start [Thursday], and going into free agency there is always, every time you step onto t Baltimore Orioles Custom Jersey he mound, the potential for some kind of incident to happen. Which I’ve seen in my career. Even if it’s a small chance, it’s a chance.”

Cobb wouldn’t say definitively that he will not be back, but he didn’t disp http://www.ecustombaseballgears.com/Custom-Baltimore-Orioles-Jersey ute the idea that he wouldn’t be back with the team next season.

“I guess it would be surprising,” Cobb said. “Seeing how many guys have gone on once they hit the free-agent time period. Yeah, I guess surprising [is what it would be].”

Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005.


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Austin Riley’s perfect day at the plate helped lead Class A Advanced Florida to a 4-3 win over Fort Myers on Saturday.Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 20 Josh Donaldson Toronto Blue Jays Alternate Royal Blue Jersey Cheap.

The Braves’ No. 12 prospect put together his first two-homer game of the season — and second of his career — as he finished 3-for-3 with two homers and tied his season high Kevin Pillar Youth Jersey with a trio of RBIs.

“I’m feeling good right now; I’ve been struggling a little bit,” Riley told MiLB.com. “It’s kind of like the struggling Kevin Pillar Jersey where you’re hitting the ball right at people, so it’s kind of frustrating not finding holes. I’m seeing the ball well, I think they’re just starting to fall through.”

Riley gave the Fire Frogs a two-run lead with a homer in the first inning and then homered again, his 11th of the season, in the third.

The 20-year-old drew a walk in the sixth and then finished his day with a double in the seventh.

“That was money. I feel like I haven’t touched second in a while,” Riley said. “Just getting that third hit, it just felt really good. I needed it, for sure.”

Other top prospect performances from Saturday’s action:

No. 4 overall prospect J.P. Crawford (Phillies’ No. 1) put together his second three-hit game of the season for Triple-A Lehigh Valley as he went 3-for-5 with two doubles in the IronPigs’ 5-4 loss to Rochester.Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 11 Kevin Pillar Toronto Blue Jays Alternate Royal Blue Jersey.

 

No. 7 overall prospect Ozzie Albies (Braves’ No. 1) extended his hitting streak to six games with a 2-for-4 game for Triple-A Gwinnett. Albies hit his fifth homer in the contest and has hits in 10 of his past 11 games, including five multi-hit efforts.

 

No. 29 overall prospect Kyle Tucker (Astros’ No. 2) hit his fourth homer in six games for Double-A Corpus Christi. Tucker finished 3-for-5 and drove in three runs — one via his homer and two courtesy of an 8th-inning single.

 

No. 39 overall prospect (Yankees’ No. 4) Jorge Mateo extended his hitting streak to seven games for Class A Advanced Tampa. Mateo led off the game with a solo homer – his fourth of the season – and finished the day 2-for-4.

No. 49 overall prospect Triston McKenzie (Indians’ No. 3) bounced back in a big way for Class A Advanced Lynchburg. After giving up seven runs in 1 2/3 innings in his last start, McKenzie gave up one run on eight hits over six innings. The 19-year-old didn’t issue a walk and struck out nine.

No. 66 overall prospect Mike Soroka’s (Braves’ No. 4) scoreless streak came to a close, but the 19-year-old still spun a gem for Double-A Mississippi. Soroka gave up an earned run in the sixth, his first in over 30 frames, and
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No. 90 overall prospect Casey Gillaspie (Rays’ No. 5) hit his seventh homer of the season as part of a 3-for-4 effort as Triple-A Durham routed Charlotte, 17-3. Gillaspie hit a two-run homer in the second, singled in the fourth and added a double in the fifth.

 

• Rangers’ No. 4 Kevin Pillar Womens Jersey prospect Ronald Guzman hit his eighth homer of the season, a three-run blast in Triple-A Round Rock’s loss to Iowa. Guzman, who finished 2-for-4 with four RBIs, has homered in two consecutive games and three times in his past five.

 

• Twins’ No. 9 prospect Felix Jorge pitched his way out Josh Donaldson Jersey of trouble through seven innings, but it finally caught up to him in the eighth for Double-A Chattanooga. After pitching seven scoreless innings and giving up eight hits, a trio of hits resulted in two runs against Jorge in the eighth as he finished the game having given up two runs in eight innings. The 23-year-old was a tough luck loser, but the outing was a positive sign after he gave up five runs in his last start.

• Mets’ No. 14 prospect Merandy Gonzalez spun a gem in his debut with Class A Advanced St. Lucie. The Josh Donaldson Womens Jersey righty threw 54 of his 82 pitches for strikes while giving up one run over six innings. Gonzalez was promoted to St. Lucie after posting a 1.55 ERA through 11 starts with Class A Columbia.

• Nationals prospects Blake Perkins (No. 14) and Jakson Reetz (No. 18) helped lead Class A Hagerstown to a 9-5 win over Greensboro as the duo combined to
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• Orioles’ No. 17 prospect Cedric Mullins extended his hitting streak to nine and homered for the second time in as many contests for Double-A Bowie. Mullins boosted his average up to .321 with his second four-hit game of the season, finishing 4-for-5.

 

• Nationals’ No. 19 prospect Raudy Read put together a season-best four RBIs with a 2-for-4 game for Double-A Harrisburg. Read helped the Senators get off to a fast start with a two-run double in the first and lifted his club to a 6-5 lead with a go-ahead two-run homer in the top of the ninth.

 

Indians’ No. 22 prospect Ryan Merritt was stuck with a no-decision despite putting together one of his best starts this season for Triple-A Columbus. Merritt set a career high with 10 strikeouts as he gave up one run on three hits over eight innings.

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ST. PETERSBURG — A potent offense met a struggling pitching staff, and the results were predictable Friday night at Tropicana Field, where the Rays defeated the Orioles, 15-5.Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 20 Josh Donaldson Toronto Blue Jays Alternate Royal Blue Jersey Cheap.

The Rays (40-36) moved to four games over .500 for the first time this season. Meanwhile, the pitchers for the Orioles (35-38) allowed five runs or more for the 20th consecutive game, earning a dubious distinction by tying the Major League record established by the 1924 Phillies.

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Evan Longoria’s two-run single in the first off Ubaldo Jimenez got the Rays started. Logan Morrison drove him home with a triple to center then scored on a groundout to put the Rays up 4-0. That inning seemed to open the floodgates for a potent offense that feasts on mistakes.

Jimenez did not make it out of the third, exiting after 2 1/3 innings following two-run homers by Shane Peterson and Derek Norris to put the Rays up 9-2.

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“Never really got in step,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said of Jimenez. “We’re trying to squeeze every out we can out of him. We’re trying to take some load off the bullpen, but we just couldn’t get him through any type of length of an outing. Just command. He comes out and walks the first two guys, it doesn’t bode well.”

The Rays hit three home runs, clubbed 11 hits, and scored four or more runs
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Chris Archer started for the Rays and picked up the win after allowing five runs in six innings, moving to 6-4 on the season. Jimenez Kevin Pillar Womens Jersey took the loss and is now 2-3.

“The only thing you try to focus Kevin Pillar Jersey on is to go out there and compete and try to give your team a chance to win,” Jimenez said of being the guy to put the Orioles in a tie for the Major League record. “Even if it didn’t happen or doesn’t happen, of course you don’t want to be talking about tonight we are going to be giving up five more runs. It’s not like that.”

Rays manager Kevin Cash was pleased with Friday’s outcome.

“Good win,” Cash said. “After the off-day, bounce back. The offense, obviously there was a lot of people, and I go down the list. Longo, big day for him, four RBIs. Shane Peterson gets up here, impacts us right away, four RBIs. [Norris] had a big night. LoMo had another big night. Everybody seemed to find a way to connect with the baseball.”

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Peterson power: The Rays held a 5-2 lead when they took their third turn at-bat. Steven Souza Jr. walked to start the inning, bringing Peterson to the plate. When the count reached 2-1, Peterson jumped on an 81-mph splitter and deposited the ball into the right-field stands for his second home run of the season, and first since his contract was selected from Triple-A prior to Friday night’s game. Norris added a two-run homer in the inning, and the Rays had the separation the team needed, opening a seven-run lead.Youth Majestic Flexbase Authentic 11 Kevin Pillar Toronto Blue Jays Home White Baseball Jersey.

“Just trying to have good at-bats, not trying to do anything too fancy,” Peterson said. “Just put the barrel on the ball.”

Longoria gets ’em going: Longoria has had a less than auspicious first half, entering Friday night’s game hitting .249 with 10 home runs and 38 RBIs. Nevertheless, the longest-tenured Rays player remains the man. He’s still the guy other teams talk about having to pitch to carefully while negotiating the Rays’ lineup. Longoria shifted the Rays’ offense into high gear in the first inning Friday night with his two-run single that led to a four-run inning. He later added a sac fly and a bases-loaded walk to record four RBIs on the night. The Rays’ offense has been potent to date. If Longoria gets hot, that would bode well for the Rays’ chances to remain in contention. More >

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“I’m not just going to give up on anybody. This will turn around. I’m a firm believer of it. I believe in our guys, I always have. And you’ve just got to ride this bad wave. I know it’s a bad wave that’s going on, but we’ve just got to ride it because good times are going to come back, because when they do, be ready for them.” — Orioles outfielder Adam Jones, on the team’s recent play

“We look at us as having a dangerous lineup. When you talk about all nine of your hitters, a mistake can change a ballgame with a couple guys on by hitting the ball out of the ballpark.” — Cash, on how the lineup performed

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Orioles right fielder Mark Trumbo had a 114.3-mph single and a 112-mph single, giving him 16 base hits with 110-plus mph exit velocity on the season, tying him for the fourth-most in the Major Leagues.

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The Orioles challenged in the first when Peterson was called safe at first on an apparent infield single. After a 36-second review, the call on the field was overturned Josh Donaldson Jersey.

The Rays challenged in the fifth when Norris was called out at first when he grounded to third. After a 32-second review, the call on the field was overturned.

WHAT’S NEXT
Orioles: The Orioles will send Dylan Bundy to the mound for Saturday’s 4:10 p.m. ET contest at Tropicana Field, looking to get the pitching back on
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Kevin Pillar Youth Jersey Rays: Jacob Faria (3-0, 1.37 ERA) will make his fourth Major League start on Saturday. He is the fifth pitcher since 1913 to go at least six innings, allow one run or fewer, and earn the win in his first three career appearances.

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Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005.

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