A new banner is up at the Trop.
Charlie Morton will start Opening Day.
Jose Martinez joins Rays after dealing with Covid-19.
Yonny Chirinos on the field for the first time on Sunday.
Outfielder Ryan LaMarre and catcher Chris Herrmann have opted out.
#Rays say catcher Chris Herrmann and outfielder Ryan LaMarre have each opted out of their contracts and were granted their releases. They both had an opt-out clause today.— Juan Toribio (@juanctoribio) July 19, 2020
The Rays will not be making a road trip to Toronto.
BREAKING: The Blue Jays have been denied approval by the Canadian government to play in Toronto amid the coronavirus pandemic. An official familiar with the matter told The Associated Press of the denial. https://t.co/vk267cZ0Wd— The Associated Press (@AP) July 18, 2020
John Romano on this year’s historically tight pennant race.
Old friend Logan Forsythe is released by the Phillies.
Meanwhile, Logan Morrison makes the Brewers.
Longtime Rays executive Bart Braun has passed away.
“I was blessed to be around him for all those years not only personally but professionally,‘' original #Rays GM Chuck LaMar said. “There’s so many stories you could tell about the impact Bart had in Tampa Bay.” https://t.co/3x9PSPPQHb— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) July 19, 2020
MLB and players are in discussions about how to include social justice into the season.