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Rays acquire slick-fielding shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria from Marlins

ST. PETERSBURG — Chaim Bloom said the Rays weren't necessarily in the market for a shortstop.

Rays at Pirates, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Pittsburgh

Tonight: at Pirates7:05, PNC ParkTV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)Probable pitchersRays: Alex Cobb (6-5, 4.05)

Charting new Rays shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria’s defensive excellence

Here for his gloveSince 2015, new Rays shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria has been one of baseball's best defenders at the position, according to most advanced metrics (stats courtesy of FanGraphs):Defensive Runs SavedPlayer Innings DRS1. Andrelton Simmons 2,9991/354

Tampa Bay Rays are a trade away from the post-season

A few weeks ago, it seemed as though the Tampa Bay Rays would be sellers as the trade deadline approached. After injuries to several key players, Tampa's playoff hopes seemed to be slipping away and

Rays’ bullpen stars lit up in loss to Orioles

ST. PETERSBURG — Saturday it was the soft underbelly of the bullpen that let one get away from the Rays, incurring the wrath of the team's faithful followers, who wondered why the high-leverage guys weren't pitching.

Rays journal: Blake Snell to rejoin rotation, Erasmo Ramirez heads to bullpen

ST. PETERSBURG — LHP Blake Snell is rejoining the Rays' rotation, but the move has as much to do with helping the bullpen as it does with Snell's improvement during his time at Triple-A Durham.

Roger Mooney’s takeaways from Sunday’s Rays-Orioles game

RHP Erasmo Ramirez is not happy about moving back to the bullpen, and can you blame him? But that's the best move for the Rays now.

Rays up next: at Pirates, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Pittsburgh

Today: OffUp next: at Pirates, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, PNC Park, Pittsburgh

Rays blow another lead, lose rubber match to Orioles (w/video)

ST. PETERSBURG — The Orioles rallied past the Rays on Sunday, winning the rubber match of the three-game series 8-5.

The hitter can hurl. The hurler can hit. Can he do both in the majors?

There was a curious notation next to the names of two of the top four players selected in the MLB draft this month. For Hunter Greene, selected No. 2 overall, it was RHP/SS, while for Brendan McKay, No. 4, it was LHP/1B.

Rays journal: Jumbo Diaz falters after getting within a strike of ending rally

ST. PETERSBURG — Saturday's game got away starting with a leadoff walk in the seventh inning by Rays LHP Jose Alvarado, who was brought in exclusively to face Baltimore's lefty-swinging Seth Smith.

Roger Mooney’s takeaways from Saturday’s Rays-Orioles game

It was refreshing to see RHP Jacob Faria take the blame after the loss even though he gave the Rays a chance to win. Too often young pitchers are encouraged by what they did and not necessarily the outcome, but Faria, making just his fourth big-league start, came to the Trop to win, didn't, and pointed the finger at himself.

Rookie Jake Faria dissatisfied with performance in Rays’ loss to Orioles

ST. PETERSBURG — The rookie pitcher walked to his locker Saturday after tossing the fourth quality start in as many tries to begin his career.

Women baseball players pay tribute to “A League of Their Own”

TAMPA — In 1948, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League drew more than 900,000 spectators.

Rays Tales: 10 smart decisions that helped the Rays get where they are

The Rays this week will reach the midpoint of their season and, all things considered, it hasn't been half bad. To have logged 40 wins in 77 games without a pitch being thrown by two guys expected to play key bullpen roles in Brad Boxberger and Shawn Tolleson, without an at-bat by starting SS Matt Duffy, and without much from Blake Snell due to inconsistency and CF Kevin Kiermaier, 2B Brad Miller and top LH reliever Xavier Cedeno due to injuries, they must be doing something right.