Rays to summon Bedard before finale

After Friday night’s game, the Rays announced they will be adding Erik Bedard to their 25-man roster.

Rays lose challenge on close play at first

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.

Rays extend Yunel through ’16, with ’17 option

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.

Archer solid as Longoria ties Rays’ home run mark

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.

Rays continue trend of signing young core players

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 ...