2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
43-31, 2nd in AL East
Franco's dad has incredible reaction to his son's first big league HR (0:46)
19h
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18hDavid Schoenfield

For one night, Wander Franco has lived up to the hype

Franco, baseball's top-ranked prospect, started his big league career with a homer, three RBIs and a curtain call. Sure, it's only one game, but Franco looks like he could join the ranks of baseball's young stars.

No. 1 prospect Wander Franco hits game-tying HR in MLB debut (0:41)
19h
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19h

Magic Wander: Rays' Franco, 20, dazzles in debut

In his major league debut, top prospect Wander Franco, 20, started at third base, doubled, homered, drove in three runs and showed a flair for the dramatic in Tampa Bay's 9-5, 11-inning loss to Boston at Tropicana Field on Tuesday night.

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2yJeff Passan

Passan: How Wander Franco became MLB's next can't-miss kid

The Rays phenom, who dropped out of school after the sixth grade to go pro, will soon join Acuna, Vlad Jr. and Tatis among MLB's new generation of superstars. And he just might be better than all of them.

Jeff Passan ESPN 

Wander Franco, the No. 1 prospect in baseball, is headed to the big leagues with the Tampa Bay Rays, source confirms to ESPN. Franco, 20, is a shortstop but can play second and third base, too. He's been wrecking AAA, hitting .323/.376/.601. Rays could use him. Lost six in a row.

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6d

Pitcher hit by liner posts thanks, pics of recovery

Tampa Bay Rays pitching prospect Tyler Zombro took to Twitter on Thursday to express gratitude for the care and support he has received since being struck in the head by a line drive on June 3.

Zombro takes first steps after major brain surgery (0:33)
5d
6d

Mariners score 2 in 9th to rally past Rays 6-5

— Shed Long Jr. hit a tying double in the bottom of the ninth inning and pinch-hitter Kyle Seager singled home the winning run to rally the Seattle Mariners past the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 on Thursday night.

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6d

Yankees trade 1B Ford to Rays for $100K

First baseman Mike Ford was traded by the New York Yankees to the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday for $100,000 and a player to be named.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees announce they have traded Mike Ford to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for cash considerations and a player to be named later.

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7d

Rays' Hill: PA 'dropped the ball' on grip boosters

Rays pitcher Rich Hill said Wednesday that the MLBPA "dropped the ball" when it came to this week's announcement from Major League Baseball about new rules on grip-enhancing substances.

Glasnow rants about MLB's crackdown of foreign substances after UCL injury (4:10)
8d
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8dJesse Rogers

Glasnow blames MLB crackdown for UCL injury

Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament and a flexor tendon strain, and he's blaming the timing of MLB's crackdown on foreign substances for his injury.

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9d

Glasnow set for MRI on elbow after early exit

Tyler Glasnow left Monday's start against the White Sox after four innings with what the Rays said was right elbow inflammation. He expects to have an MRI on the elbow on Tuesday.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs3586th
Batting Average.22923rd
On Base Percentage.31415th
Slugging Percentage.39018th
Earned Run Average3.437th
Quality Starts21Tied-20th
WHIP1.123rd
BAA.2249th