After Friday night’s game, the Rays announced they will be adding Erik Bedard to their 25-man roster.
After twice challenging calls to have instant replay overturn rulings in the Rays’ favor, manager Joe Maddon’s streak ended in the eighth inning on a bang-bang play at first base.
On Saturday, the Rays announced they have signed shortstop Yunel Escobar to a two-year contract extension covering 2015 and ’16, with a one-year club option for ’17.
Chris Archer responded well to his new contract extension, leading the Rays to a 7-2 victory over the Blue Jays Thursday night at Tropicana Field. The win earned the Rays a split of the four-game series while improving their record to 2-2 on the season.
Before signing his new eight-year extension, Rays righty Chris Archer looked into every angle of the decision — the pros and cons, risks and rewards. He said he talked to a few players who passed up on that chance early in their careers, and he sought advice from others who signed similar deals. The Rays ...