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Tampa Bays pitcher Brendan McKay (elbow) has faced live hitters for the first time since 2022. (Source: MLB Pipeline on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Elbow issues have destroyed the development of the former fourth-overall pick who hasn't appeared in the big league since 2019. The left-hander has impressed so far early in spring, however, and at 28 years old still has time to blossom into a big-league regular.

Category: Injury Updates


Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Zack Littell is expected to spend the entire 2024 season as a starter. (Source: Marc Topkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Littell came to Tampa Bay after being designated for assignment by the Red Sox in 2023. He made 14 starts and 26 appearances for the Rays, working to a 3.93 ERA in the process. Tampa Bay has a wealth of rotation injuries and Tyler Glasnow was traded in the offseason but Littell is expected to hold a starter role for the entire campaign.


Newly-signed Amed Rosario is set to spend the 2024 season as a super-utility player for the Rays. (Source: Marc Topkin at the Tampa Bay Times)

Fantasy Impact: Rosario inked a one-year, $1.5 million pact with the Rays on Tuesday and will likely see time at second base, shortstop, third base, and the corner outfield spots. He has spent the vast majority of his career at shortstop but Jose Caballero should see the bulk of reps in that spot with Wander Franco remaining away from the team.


The Rays placed Drew Rasmussen on the 60-day injured list. (Source: Rays Communications on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This move was made to make room for the addition of Amed Rosario. Rasmussen is expected to miss the majority, if not the whole season after undergoing surgery to repair the UCL in his right elbow last July.

Category: Injury Updates


Shane Baz is reportedly on the right track in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: “It is so nice to just come out here and throw and do my routine,” Baz said. “It’s been a lot of fun.” He is expected to face live hitters by the end of camp, then build up his pitch count and begin a rehab assignment. He said he "felt like his old self" after a bullpen session last Friday, a good sign that he is trending in the right direction.

Category: Injury Updates


The Rays won their arbitration case over DH Harold Ramirez, who will make the $3.8 million they offered. (Source: Marc Topkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez had requested $4.3 million. He hit .313 with 12 home runs at the plate last season.

Category: Transactions


Shane McClanahan has been placed on the 60-day injured list. (Source: Rays Communications on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The move was made to make room for the signing of Phil Maton. It is possible he doesn't pitch at all this season. If he does, it'll be very late in the year.

Category: Injury Updates


Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Jeffrey Springs is expected to return sometime in July or August of 2024. (Source: Marc Topkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The left-hander underwent Tommy John surgery in May of last season and will miss a significant chunk of the 2024 season as a result. He made just three starts in 2023, dominating to the tune of a 0.56 ERA in his 16 innings of work while he broke out with a 2.46 ERA across 33 appearances (25 starts) in the 2022 campaign.

Category: Injury Updates


Jason Adam lost his arbitration hearing with the Rays and will earn $2.7 million. (Source: Mark Feinsand on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Adam had filed for $3.25 million in the hearing. He'll continue to work in a high leverage out of the Rays bullpen.

Category: Transactions


The Rays are reportedly expecting Jose Caballero to win the starting shortstop job out of Spring Training. (Source: TampaBay.com)

Fantasy Impact: Caballero appears to be the favorite entering the spring with Taylor Walls still recovering from surgery on his right hip. “Through a lot of work and evaluation, (we) believe he can do it and do it well,” baseball operations president Erik Neander said. "“So as we stand here today … our expectation is that’s a job for him to take. And that would be considered a success for us if it plays out that way." This will be a situation to monitor over the next month.

Category: Rumors


Rays manager Kevin Cash said they are “going to lean heavy” on Pinto behind the plate this season. (Source: Marc Topkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cash added that he feels what Pinto did offensively last year was under appreciated. He hit six home runs across 105 plate appearances last season, and will have the chance to see a lot more at-bats this season.


C.J. Hinojosa signed a minor league deal with the Rays with an invite to Spring Training. (Source: Rays Communications on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hinojosa spent last season in the Marlins organization. He'll look to compete for a depth role in the Rays organization now.

Category: Transactions


Nick Meyer signed a minor league deal with the Rays with an invite to Spring Training. (Source: Rays Communications on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Meyer will look to compete for a depth role in the Rays organization. He previously spent several seasons in the Mets' organization.

Category: Transactions


Isaac Paredes signed a one-year deal worth $3.4 million with the Rays to avoid arbitration. (Source: Mark Feinsand on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Paredes has found himself in the middle of a number of trade rumors this offseason. It is something to monitor, but for now he remains with Tampa Bay.

Category: Transactions


Aaron Civale signed a one-year deal worth $4.9 million with the Rays to avoid arbitration. (Source: Joel Sherman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Civale posted a 3.46 ERA across 23 starts last season. He should remain in the middle of the starting rotation with Tampa Bay.

Category: Transactions


Randy Arozarena signed a one-year deal worth $8.1 million with the Rays to avoid arbitration. (Source: Francys Romero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Arozarena has found himself in the middle of trade rumors all offseason. It is still possible he could be moved, but for now he remains with Tampa Bay.

Category: Transactions


According to legal experts, Wander Franco will most likely be barred from entering the United States while his legal case is active in the Dominican Republic. (Source: Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Franco had initially been charged with alleged commercial and sexual exploitation as well as money laundering, but the charges have been lessened to alleged sexual and psychological abuse. However, the U.S. government can revoke his visa on the grounds that he could be considered a threat to public safety based on the charges. Major League Baseball is also investigating Franco but is not expected to issue a ruling until the Dominican Republic court process is completed. The Rays will be forced to put Franco on the restricted list if he cannot enter the U.S. before Opening Day. Fantasy managers should plan to be without Franco for 2024.


The Tampa Bay Rays have traded outfielder Manuel Margot to the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a blockbuster deal on Thursday evening. (Source: Jeff Passan)

Fantasy Impact: Margot is not the headliner in the deal as right-hander Tyler Glasnow is also headed to the Dodgers in exchange for right-hander Ryan Pepiot and outfield prospect Jonny Decluca. Margot is in the final season of a two-year $19 million contract that contains a mutual option for the 2025 season. He hit .264 with four homers and nine stolen bases in 99 appearances in 2023.

Category: Transactions


The Tampa Bay Rays have traded pitcher Tyler Glasnow to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a blockbuster deal. (Source: Jeff Passan)

Fantasy Impact: Outfielder Manuel Margot joins the right-hander in heading to the Dodgers while the Rays acquire right-hander Ryan Pepiot and outfield prospect Jonny Deluca. It was only a matter of time before Glasnow was dealt as he is owned $25 million for the 2024 season and the frugal Rays were looking to acquire value for a pitcher with a significant injury history. Glasnow tossed a career-high 120 innings in the 2023 season while working to a 3.53 ERA across 21 starts. While excellent when healthy, he has made just 60 starts since the 2019 season.

Category: Transactions


Chris Devenski signs with Rays

Tue, Dec 5th 5:29pm EST
By Ari Koslow

Chris Devenski and the Tampa Bay Rays are in agreement on a one-year contract with a club option. (Source: Jeff Passan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Devenski lands back with Tampa Bay where he finished the season last year. He posted a 2.08 ERA across nine appearances with the Rays last year.

Category: Transactions