- What’s wrong with Rays reliever Chaz Roe? - Ryan Kolakowski, Tampa Bay Times: The man with the most gif-able Slider in baseball has faltered in 2019.
- Rays place infielder Arroyo (tendinitis) on IL - Juan Toribio, MLB.com: Plus, Juan has info on another Rays draft pick signed, and the plan for the returning Wendle.
- Stat of the Week: Kevin Kiermaier’s amazing Defensive Runs Saved total - Mark Simon, ACTA Sports: KK is a wizard in CF and now is in the top 10 in overall Defensive Runs Saved since the DRS stat came into existence (2003).
- Speaking of Kiermaier accomplishments:
- Bucs 1st round pick, and noted horse aficionado, Devin White threw out the first pitch yesterday. Plus video of the pitch from the field level.
- A look at Trade Deadline questions in AL East - Bryan Hoch, MLB.com: No surprises where the Rays could look to upgrade, but the how and who still remain a mystery.
- Brendan McKay seems to be enjoying the major league balls in Durham:
Around the League
- Brad Miller on the move again, this time to Philadelphia after the Yankees traded him to the Phillies for cash considerations.
- Blue Jays made a trade with the Pirates for RHP Nick Kingham (in another cash considerations deal).
- Scary sight for the Tigers star prospect RHP Casey Mize as he leaves his Double-A game early after noticeable drop in velocity.