Longoria Pulled After First AB Tonight


No reason being given yet but another person at the game mentions he looked hurt after his first at bat. Stay tuned..... 9:15 PM update "Longoria's rehab assignment suspended indefinitely after experiencing discomfort in hamstring tonight" Update 10:30 from the man himself: "Wasn`t a reinjury,just felt some discomfort and didn`t want to end up doing further harm.Thanks for the well wishes, I`m sad that I cant be back yet"

Cameron on Matt Moore


Nice piece here on Matt Moore and his issues vs LHP related to his breaking ball.

Gomes Recalled


Roger Mooney reports the team decided to go with the extra arm rather than a bat for now. Given the excessive work the bullpen did in the series against the Mets, it isn't much of a surprise.

Luke Scott to DL Retroactive to 6/9


With back spasms, corresponding move to come by 4:20 tomorrow afternoon

Longoria & Keppinger Reporting to Durham


JB Long reports that Keppinger will DH tomorrow while Longoria will just work out while Saturday, Keppinger takes to the field and Longoria DH's.

"Scott Not 100%"


per JB Long. In other news, Zobrist's hand is fine tonight, but his overall health is not which is why he's not in the lineup tonight. Nobody wants to be the next Chris Perez

6th rounder Damion Carroll signs for $190K (162K slot)


per Jim Callis of BA. Draws Lee Smith comps

What to Watch For With R.A. Dickey


More goodness from Mark Simon who has some interesting data on how Dickey has been handling lefties and whether or not Maddon may elect to stack the lineup with righties, even for the switch-hitters.

My new Matt Joyce wallpaper


My new Matt Joyce wallpaper

Talkin' Rays baseball with SNY


I was on SNY today to talk briefly about this upcoming series. It's about a 5 minute clip and I'm my classic bumbling self, but if interested, enjoy!