Tampa Bay Rays Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Ryne Stanek allowed one run on two hits in 2.0 innings as the Tampa Bay Rays lost to the Minnesota Twins 11-7 on Sunday. Stanek struck out three, ending the game with a 2.08 ERA and 0.95 WHIP on the season.
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News: Andrew Kittredge did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Tampa Bay Rays lost to the Minnesota Twins 11-7 on Sunday. Kittredge struck out one, ending the game with a 7.77 ERA and 1.82 WHIP on the season.
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News: Matt Andriese fell to 2-4, allowing four runs on two hits and four walks in 1.0 inning, as the Tampa Bay Rays lost to the Minnesota Twins 11-7 on Sunday. Andriese struck out one, ending the game with a 4.34 ERA and 1.25 WHIP on the season.
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News: Ryan Yarbrough allowed one hit and one walk without giving up a run in 1.2 innings as the Tampa Bay Rays lost to the Minnesota Twins 11-7 on Sunday. Yarbrough struck out two, ending the game with a 3.61 ERA and 1.28 WHIP on the season.
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News: Hunter Wood did not allow a hit or walk in 0.1 scoreless innings as the Tampa Bay Rays lost to the Minnesota Twins 11-7 on Sunday. Wood did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 2.38 ERA and 1.06 WHIP on the season.
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News: Sergio Romo blew his sixth save, allowing no runs on one hit in 1.0 inning, as the Tampa Bay Rays lost to the Minnesota Twins 11-7 on Sunday. Romo struck out one, ending the game with a 3.83 ERA and 1.30 WHIP on the season.
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News: Adam Kolarek allowed three runs on three hits in 1.1 innings as the Tampa Bay Rays lost to the Minnesota Twins 11-7 on Sunday. Kolarek did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 12.79 ERA and 2.21 WHIP on the season.
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News: Hoby Milner walked one and didn't allow a hit in 0.2 scoreless innings as the Tampa Bay Rays lost to the Minnesota Twins 11-7 on Sunday. Milner struck out two, ending the game with a 6.75 ERA and 1.88 WHIP on the season.
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News: Diego Castillo blew his second save, allowing three runs - two earned - on one hit and two walks in 0.1 innings, as the Tampa Bay Rays lost to the Minnesota Twins 11-7 on Sunday. Castillo struck out one, ending the game with a 2.57 ERA and 1.00 WHIP on the season.
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News: Carlos Gomez went 1 for 4 Sunday as the Tampa Bay Rays fell to the Minnesota Twins 11-7. Gomez scored once. He ended the game with a .216 batting average.
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News: Kevin Kiermaier went 1 for 6 with an RBI Sunday as the Tampa Bay Rays fell to the Minnesota Twins 11-7. He ended the game with a .179 batting average.
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News: Matt Duffy went 1 for 2 Sunday as the Tampa Bay Rays lost to the Minnesota Twins 11-7. Duffy scored once and stole a base. He ended the game with a .317 batting average.
Impact: Duffy was held out of the starting lineup by a sore right ankle but came on as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning. He promptly legged out an infield single and stole second base, so clearly the injury isn't anything major.
News: Jesus Sucre went 3 for 5 with a double and three RBIs Sunday as the Tampa Bay Rays lost to the Minnesota Twins 11-7. He ended the game with a .229 batting average.
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News: Joey Wendle went 2 for 5 with a double and two RBIs Sunday as the Tampa Bay Rays lost to the Minnesota Twins 11-7. He ended the game with a .283 batting average.
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News: C.J. Cron went 2 for 5 Sunday as the Tampa Bay Rays lost to the Minnesota Twins 11-7. He ended the game with a .256 batting average.
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News: Adeiny Hechavarria went 1 for 3 with an RBI Sunday as the Tampa Bay Rays fell to the Minnesota Twins 11-7. Hechavarria scored twice and stole a base. He ended the game with a .261 batting average.
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News: Daniel Robertson went 1 for 4 Sunday as the Tampa Bay Rays lost to the Minnesota Twins 11-7. Robertson scored twice and stole a base. He ended the game with a .257 batting average.
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News: Mallex Smith went 2 for 3 Sunday as the Tampa Bay Rays fell to the Minnesota Twins 11-7. Smith scored once. He ended the game with a .284 batting average.
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News: Jake Bauers went 0 for 6 Sunday as the Tampa Bay Rays lost to the Minnesota Twins 11-7. He ended the game with a .252 batting average.
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News: Stanek allowed one run on two hits with no walks and two strikeouts in two innings during Sunday's outing against the Twins. He didn't factor into the decision.
Impact: Serving as the opener once again, Stanek breezed through the first inning before allowing a run on two hits in the second. He threw 21 of 31 pitches for strikes but was capped at two innings as the Rays paraded out nine pitchers on the day. Stanek has a solid 2.08 ERA to go along with a sharp 0.95 WHIP, but his inability to pile up wins or saves limits his fantasy appeal.
News: Kittredge was optioned to Triple-A Durham following Sunday's matchup against the Twins, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: After getting called up to the big club July 11, Kittredge appeared in one outing, tossing 2.1 innings and surrendering one run on three hits and one walk while fanning two. Through 15 games for the Rays this season, the 28-year-old right-hander has accrued a 8.14 ERA and 1.90 WHIP with 14 strikeouts over 21 innings.
News: Hechavarria will start at shortstop and bat eighth Sunday against the Twins, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Hechavarria will make his fourth start in a row Sunday, which comes after Willy Adames' demotion to Triple-A Durham on Wednesday. Even while Adames was on the roster for the past month, he and Hechavarria often worked in tandem in the middle infield. However, the top prospect's demotion clears up any doubt about Hechavarria's status as an everyday player, at least while he remains a member of the Rays. Thanks to his dependable glove, Hechavarria could have some appeal for contending clubs as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approaches.
News: Manager Kevin Cash couldn't provide a set timetable for Ramos' (hamstring) return but said Sunday the backstop is "going to miss some time," Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: The Rays were expected to place Ramos on the disabled list Sunday after he exited Saturday's game against the Twins with the hand injury, but ultimately they elected to hold off on the transaction. Instead, Ramos will be available as the backup catcher in the series finale, though the Rays would probably prefer not to use him due to the limitations the injury presents for Ramos while running, per Topkin. Once the team reconvenes after the All-Star break, Ramos' health will presumably be re-assessed, and a decision on whether he'll require a DL stint should be reached.
News: Duffy (ankle) was scratched from Sunday's lineup against the Twins, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Duffy was initially going to bat second and start at third base, but he will instead be held out of the lineup after appearing to roll his ankle in Saturday's game. The 27-year-old will likely be ready to go once the second half of the season begins Friday against the Marlins, as his initial inclusion in the lineup suggests his late scratch is mostly precautionary in nature.
News: Duffy (ankle) will start at third base and bat second for Sunday's game at Minnesota, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Duffy left Saturday's game with the injury after appearing to roll his ankle on a swing but won't be held out of Sunday's lineup. If there were any concern from the Rays, they would undoubtedly give the 27-year-old an additional day of rest leading into the All-Star break, which bodes well for the severity of the injury.
News: Ramos (hamstring) is out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Twins, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Ramos exited Saturday's game with hamstring tightness and was expected to be placed on the 10-day disabled list, but the Rays have yet to make a move and apparently feel comfortable enough for him to serve as secondary catcher Sunday. Jesus Sucre gets the start as the only other catcher on the 25-man roster for Tampa Bay.
News: Stanek will serve as the Rays' opening pitcher for Sunday's game against the Twins.
Impact: As has been the case in each of his previous 11 "starts" this season, Stanek is expected to be capped at about two innings, which makes it unlikely he'll factor into the decision. Despite his lack of wins or saves production, Stanek makes for useful roster filler in deeper mixed leagues or AL-only formats thanks to his sterling ratios. He has posted a 1.93 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 11.3 K/9 across his 27 appearances this season.