RHP Collin McHugh activated from 10-day IL, tagged as opener in Angels series finale

Right-handed pitcher Collin McHugh officially returns to the mound Thursday night as manager Kevin Cash has tagged him as the opener in their series finale against the Los Angeles Angels. McHugh was placed on the 10-day injured list on April 18 with a lower back strain after giving up eight runs and six earned runsContinue reading “RHP Collin McHugh activated from 10-day IL, tagged as opener in Angels series finale”

Diego Castillo placed on 10-day IL, Pete Fairbanks activated off IL

Bullpen struggles continue for the Tampa Bay Rays as right-handed reliever Diego Castillo was put on the 10-day IL with right groin tightness on Wednesday afternoon, Rays MLB.com reporter Adam Berry reported. With 10+ arms currently sidelined for the Rays, Castillo has emerged as Tampa Bay’s go-to closer and late-innings specialist. However, after being usedContinue reading “Diego Castillo placed on 10-day IL, Pete Fairbanks activated off IL”

Rays The Analysis: Rich Hill has struggled with command in 2021

We’re at the part of the season where it’s way too early to make assumptions about teams, players, etc., but here we are. The Tampa Bay Rays, the second-most injury plagued teams in terms of total days spent on the IL thus far this season, are currently 5-7, having just lost three of four toContinue reading “Rays The Analysis: Rich Hill has struggled with command in 2021”

WATCH: Brandon Lowe hits his first home run of 2021

Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe began the 2021 season in a funk, a similar one to that of the second half of last season and through the playoffs. However, he might have turned the corner Wednesday night, something that many Rays fans have been waiting for as Lowe hit a solo home runContinue reading “WATCH: Brandon Lowe hits his first home run of 2021”

Rays hope home cooking can turn the tide

The Rays started off their first road trip of the season with two straight wins, one of which was due to a clutch Joey Wendle three run homerun in the top of the ninth that rekindled some of that 2020 magic. The last four games had no such magic, as Tampa Bay dropped all four,Continue reading “Rays hope home cooking can turn the tide”

A series to forget: the Rays get swept at Fenway Park

Coming off an opening series win in Miami, the Rays ran into a brick wall in Boston as the Red Sox, who were swept by the Baltimore Orioles in their opening series, swept Tampa Bay. Game one On Monday, the Rays were blown out, 11-2. Nick Pivetta looked sharp for Boston giving up two hitsContinue reading “A series to forget: the Rays get swept at Fenway Park”

Rays begin AL title defense with 1-0 Opening Day win over Marlins

Tyler Glasnow had a picture-perfect Opening Day start for the Tampa Bay Rays. The new ace of the rotation was spectacular against the Miami Marlins, allowing one infield hit in six scoreless innings on the mound, striking out six on just 76 pitches. However, while Glasnow was masterful on the mound, the Rays’ offense scuffledContinue reading “Rays begin AL title defense with 1-0 Opening Day win over Marlins”

Rays release 26-man Opening Day roster

With Opening Day now officially here, the Tampa Bay Rays have submitted their complete, 26-man Opening Day roster. The Rays recently moved 1B Ji-Man Choi and OF Brett Phillips to the 10-day IL to make room for the current roster, and this doesn’t include the taxi squad accompanying the team down in Miami this weekend.Continue reading “Rays release 26-man Opening Day roster”

2021 Tampa Bay Rays season preview – Starting Pitching

Opening Day is finally here, and to all of you reading this article, I wish you a Happy Opening Day! Baseball is back and we couldn’t be happier! With baseball comes the sheer amount of season previews and much, much more, and here at Rays The Roof, we are no stranger to providing you withContinue reading “2021 Tampa Bay Rays season preview – Starting Pitching”

2021 Tampa Bay Rays season preview – Infield

It’s that time of year: OPENING DAY! Baseball fans across the country can rejoice as the 2021 MLB season will get underway on Thursday.  Thursday will also be the only time this season that all 30 teams will have the same record as the drive for a World Series Championship starts at 0-0.  The TampaContinue reading “2021 Tampa Bay Rays season preview – Infield”