After clubbing three home runs on Friday, en route to a 7-3 win over Boston, the Tampa Bay Rays can move into first place in the division with a win this afternoon.
After acquiring Nelson Cruz last week and JT Chargois last night, the Tampa Bay Rays made a couple of inauspicious deals this afternoon at the deadline, trading for OF Jordan Luplow and RHP DJ Johnson from Cleveland in exchange for minor league RHP Peyton Battenfield.
The Tampa Bay Rays and Seattle Mariners are finalizing an agreement that would send reliever Diego Castillo to the Pacific Northwest for fellow right-hander JT Chargois and infield prospect Austin Shenton.
With the trade deadline quickly approaching, one huge question surrounds the Tampa Bay Rays: will they land another impact player?
After winning three of four against Cleveland, and five of the last seven, the Tampa Bay Rays return to the friendly confines of the Trop, where they will start a three-game set against the New York Yankees on Tuesday.