Rays sign touted Cuban RHP prospect Gaston

The Rays announced on Thursday that they have signed international free agent right-handed pitcher Sandy Gaston to a Minor League contract. The Matanzas, Cuba, native is 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, and he will turn 17 on Dec. 16. Gaston's signing bonus is worth $2.61 million, a source told MLB.com's Mark Feinsand. El Nuevo Herald's Jorge Ebro first reported the Rays' deal with Gaston last month.… Read More
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Inbox: Who is likely to join Snell in rotation?

What is the likelihood of the Rays stretching out another pitcher (or going back) to a conventional starter, or will Blake Snell remain the sole conventional starter in '19? Ryan Yarbrough would seem to be the most likely candidate, but then he's the main reason they were able to go with the unconventional approach. Also, if the Rays plan to stay with this unconventional approach, how are they preparing the starters currently coming up through the Minors, especially Triple-A and Double-A?… Read More
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Here are key FAQs about Rays’ offseason

Once the World Series is over, the Rays' offseason will truly begin and Tampa Bay will begin the process of trying to build on a much-improved club. Here are some of the more frequently asked questions surrounding the Rays' offseason.… Read More
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Rays wrap promising season with 90th win

The Rays wrapped up a surprising season in typical fashion: good work from an opener (Ryne Stanek), a relief win for Ryan Yarbrough (his 16th) and production from a promising group of young players. Tommy Pham and Jake Bauers had three hits apiece, Willy Adames added two more, and Mallex Smith and Joey Wendle contributed to a five-steal afternoon. The story for Toronto was Russell Martin's stint as manager-for-the-day, but Kevin Pillar reached 40 doubles for the first time in his career.… Read More
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Snell puts exclamation point on year with 10 K’s

Blake Snell put a fitting capstone on his Cy Young-worthy season, fanning 10 Blue Jays in five innings and allowing just one run. He earned a no-decision, as the Rays pulled ahead with two in the seventh on an Austin Meadows homer and Mallex Smith single. Teoscar Hernandez and Reese McGuire went deep for Toronto, while Ryan Borucki ended his solid rookie campaign by allowing four runs in 6 2/3 innings.… Read More
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