Tampa Bay Rays

5th AL East | 65-90
  • Batting Avg
    .244 AVG
  • Runs
    649 R
  • Earned Runs Avg
    4.20 ERA
  • Home Runs Allowed
    198 HR
  • ABC News

    Pablo Sandoval recovery 'well ahead of schedule'

    There could be another Panda sighting in Boston this season.? On Saturday,? Red Sox manager John Farrell said Pablo Sandoval is progressing faster than expected from shoulder surgery, and Farrell didn't rule out the third baseman from rejoining the team if needed.? Boston entered Saturday leading the American League East by 5.5 games. Boston's magic number to clinch a playoff spot is two.? "You can never forecast injury, you can never forecast what takes place ahead," Farrell told reporters before the Red Sox played the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday. "Nothing has been ruled out with Pablo. Particularly with how he's responding. He's well ahead of schedule." Sandoval underwent season-ending surgery

  • Girardi said he walked out on media over bullpen question
    USA Today

    Girardi said he walked out on media over bullpen question

    TORONTO (AP) — New York manager Joe Girardi said he walked out of Friday's post-game media session because he was upset by questions about his bullpen usage, not because the slumping Yankees lost ground in the AL wild card race and were eliminated from the AL East. "That's a sign of some of the questions I was asked," Girardi said before Saturday's game. "There's some things I don't like. If I don't like it, I'm not going to deal with it, bottom line." The Yankees lost 9-0 in Toronto on Friday, their ninth defeat in 12 games following a seven-game winning streak. Girardi got up and angrily walked out after being pressed on his decision to use right-hander Blake Parker in the seventh inning with

  • Former UCF outfielder embraces challenge as Tampa Bay Rays' hitting coach
    Orlando Sentinel

    Former UCF outfielder embraces challenge as Tampa Bay Rays' hitting coach

    ST. PETERSBURG — Chad Mottola has experienced the type of failure in his profession that makes a man want to do something else, to try to live a life nowhere near the sport that consumed him. The former UCF outfielder was drafted in the first round by the Cincinnati Reds in 1992 but struggled to hit major-league pitching consistently. When his playing career concluded in 2007, Mottola thought his love-hate relationship with baseball was over. "There was so much anger toward [the sport], the way it treats you, day in and day out,'' Mottola said. "There is so much failure involved that I thought I was going to be ecstatic to get away. I was going maybe into the NFL as a scout, because that is where