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Comparing the A.L. East designated hitters
One of the more interesting changes in AL baseball in recent years has been the move away from classic one-tool DHs, a la Harold Baines , Paul Molitor or Edgar Martinez , and toward using the slot strategically to give position players a day of partial rest, to exploit a platoon advantage, or to ease guys back into the lineup from minor injuries.
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Wed Mar 12, 2014
The St Paul Journal
Pitching prospect Marcus Stroman learning on the job for the Blue Jays
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The Globe and Mail
Marcus Stroman learning on the job for the Blue Jays
Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Marcus Stroman throws a pitch during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Florida Auto Exchange Park.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
St. Petersburg Times
Rays: Knutson Cup within reach
The Rays lead 2-0 and need one more win to clinch their second Knutson Cup, which goes to the winner of the exhibition season series with the Twins in honor of Dukes Knutson , the invaluably helpful press box attendant who has worked for both teams.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
New York Post
Crowded outfield leaves Yankees' Ichiro on the outside
It's not hard to see that barring an injury, playing time for Ichiro Suzuki is going to be limited.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training Game 9: Chris Archer Solid As Rays Tie
The Tampa Bay Rays played to their second tie of the exhibition season today in Tampa, as they came to a 3-3 draw with the New York Yankees .
Former prospect Betances could finally play a key role
Scoreless game in the top of the sixth. Go-ahead run at second base with one out.
Yankees, Rays play to a 3-3 tie in Tampa
Less than 48 hours after Michael Pineda made a strong first impression in his bid for the New York Yankees' final rotation spot, David Phelps came out and made a statement of his own in the Yanks' 3-3 tie with the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday.
Phelps has strong start, Yanks and Rays...
Tampa Bay Rays' Matt Joyce hits a double off New York Yankees starting pitcher David Phelps during a spring training baseball game in Tampa, Fla., Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Betemit Finally Arrives In Camp Ready To Work
Jamal has been a writer for Bleacher Report since 2010 focused strictly on the Rays.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Tampa Bay Online
Again, Rays face tough road in AL East
Preparing for another 162-game grinder in the American League East meat market, the Tampa Bay Rays are eager to prove themselves once again.
MacArthur: Mixed results for Jays' rotation hopeful Stroman
DUNEDIN, Florida With the eyes of the Blue Jays front office firmly planted on him, starting rotation hopeful Marcus Stroman had an up and down three innings on Friday afternoon.
The Chronicle Herald
Rays double Jays 6-3
Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera, left, catches a fly ball hit by Tampa Bay Rays' Matt Joyce in front of teammate center fielder Anthony Gose, right, during the third inning of an exhibition game Friday in Dunedin, Fla.
Mark Buehrle, Ricky Romero shine in loss against Tampa Bay
Despite the possibility of todays game being rained out and another game cut short due rain, we were able to get a full nine inning game in this afternoon.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
St. Petersburg Times
Rays: Advantage, Price; Joe Maddon calls rain audible
Among the minor-leaguers facing ace David Price in Thursday's simulated game was INF Robby Price .
The Rays Talk: Maddon Talking 'Bout Practice
Joe Maddon does his best Allen Iverson. Rays beat the Yankees 5-4 as Zobrist, Jennings and Joyce all go yard.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Tampa Bay Online
Painful price for playing outfield at the Trop
This is what you can expect if you are an outfielder for the Rays: sore knees, achy hips and a tight back.
Cape Cod Times
Clay Buchholz strong for starters
Depending on what physical ailment he is battling on any given day, he can make your head spin with his fluctuations between domination and inconsistency.
The Miami Herald
Rays homer 3 times , rally to beat Yankees 5-4
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Tue Mar 04, 2014
Rays Drub Red Sox In Fort Myers
Chris Archer threw a pair of scoreless innings, and James Loney blasted his first home run of the spring, as the Tampa Bay Rays went to Fort Myers and left with an 8-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox Tuesday.