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Tampa Bay Rays (90-72)


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W 8-7
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L 1-12
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vs. Tor 
L 6-7
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W 4-3
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W 9-4
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Rays' Cash will stick with using an opener in 2019

LAS VEGAS (AP) Naturally, Tampa Bay's Kevin Cash was the opening manager to speak at the winter meetings.

Cash said Monday the Rays will stick with their revolutionary practice of using an "opener" next season.

The Rays deviated from baseball tradition this year, regularly using a relief pitcher to begin games rather than a traditional starting pitcher. Tampa Bay went 46-38 with usual starters and 44-34 when utilizing the bullpen.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Wendle.300
HR: C. Cron30
RBI: C. Cron74
SB: M. Smith40
W: B. Snell21
ERA: B. Snell1.89
Saves: S. Romo25
K: B. Snell221
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .258 (3)
Runs: 716 (16)
Hits: 1415 (6)
Home Runs: 150 (27)
Stolen Bases: 128 (2)
OBP: .333 (3)
SLG: .406 (17)
Total Bases: 2225 (17)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.74 (6)
Runs Allowed: 646 (5)
Saves: 52 (2)
Strikeouts: 1421 (11)
OpBA: .230 (3)
OBP: .300 (4)
SLG: .377 (4)
Run Support: 4.45 (16)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
11/26 H. Milner Outrighted to Minors
11/20 K. Bird Purchased From Minors
11/20 B. Burke Purchased From Minors
11/20 C. Cron Designated for Assignment
11/20 O. Drake Designated for Assignment
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/23 W. Adames Illness (day-to-day)
9/2 J. Mujica off 60-day DL
9/1 K. Kiermaier Back spasms (day-to-day)
8/29 M. Pérez off 10-day DL
8/21 T. Pham Dislocated right ring finger (day-to-day)
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