- The MLB All-Stars were announced, well at least the first wave of them. Wilson Ramos was voted as the starting catcher for the American League, while Blake Snell was shockingly left off the roster. However, he is expected to be added as other players drop out of the game. Still, the obvious snubbing caused in uproar in the Rays baseball world as teammates, coaches, and even an NFL All-Star raged online about the snub.
- Kevin Cash was named as one of the coaches for the American League side in the All-Star game
- It was a victorious, dominant weekend for the Rays as they shut out the New York Mets in consecutive contests, outscoring them, 12-0. Nate Eovaldi pitched yesterday’s game was perfect through six innings and left with a shutout after seven innings in what may have been his best start of the year. Jake Bauers, C.J. Cron, and Joey Wendle all homered for the Rays.
- Yonny Chirinos second DL stint of the year was short lived as was already back on the mound for the Durham Bulls yesterday afternoon. Meanwhile, Jake Faria made a rehab start with the Charlotte Stone Crabs on Saturday.
- Tonight, the Rays will return to Tropicana Field as they’ll welcome the Detroit Tigers into town for a three game set. Chris Archer will make his return from an extended stay on the disabled list as he is expected to throw 75 pitches.
- Some unfortunate news for the Rays yesterday as Chaz Roe was diagnosed with a torn meniscus and will undergo arthroscopic surgery. He is expected to be out until September, in his place, the Rays have recalled RHP Jaime Schultz from Triple-A.
- The Rays were able to sign their other first round selection, Shane McClanahan
- While in New York, Stu Sternberg chatted with reporters and expected people to love their Ybor City stadium design, which will be showcased tomorrow afternoon.
Around the League
- The Milwaukee Brewers have reportedly put an offer in for Manny Machado
- The Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants came together to complete a five player deal with Austin Jackson heading to Texas
- Over the Monster looked at targets behind the plate and spotlighted Wilson Ramos