Jake Odorizzi

Jake Odorizzi

Height/Weight: 6' 2"/190 lbs
Bat: R
Throw: R
Born: Breese, Illinois
Draft: 2008 1st round by the
  • Tampa Bay Times

    Jake Odorizzi released by Rays, but will continue comeback bid

    Jake Odorizzi's comeback attempt with his adopted hometown Rays has come to an end — for now. Odorizzi, 34, was granted his release by the Rays on Thursday, following an abbreviated outing on Sunday in his second start for Triple-A Durham. Odorizzi said he is not going to retire, but is planning to continue his comeback bid — potentially with the Rays — later this season once he recovers from a left hamstring strain that limited the quality of his outings and his fastball velocity to the mid-80-mph range. “The door is open to reunite with the Rays this year, or any team in general.”

  • Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla.

    So far, Rays’ Aaron Civale has been feeling comfortable, pitching well

    ANAHEIM, Calif. — Aaron Civale, understandably, is more relaxed around his teammates, Rays officials and the Tampa Bay area in his second season since his July 31 acquisition from Cleveland. Even better for the Rays, the right-hander has been more comfortable — and successful — on the mound. Civale heads into Tuesday’s start against the Angels coming off a pair of impressive outings against ...

  • Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla.

    Rays’ Austin Shenton has more to celebrate: first MLB hit, first RBI

    DENVER — Austin Shenton’s journey to the major leagues has been a long one, filled with a variety of severe challenges. Making his MLB debut on April 1 and his first start the next day were significant accomplishments for the 26-year-old infielder. Sunday, with a second-inning double that scored the Rays’ first run, Shenton crossed off a couple more — his first big-league hit and first RBI. ...