Yonny Chirinos recommended for Tommy John surgery, Rays to promote Josh Fleming

More bad news out of St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Yonny Chirinos, who was activated from the Injured List late last week — then subsequently placed back on the IL this week due to an elbow strain — has been recommended for Tommy John surgery.

TNWN: Rays vs Red Sox part two — a series preview

After a successful 4-2 homestand which included a series win against the Yankees, the Tampa Bay Rays embark on their longest road trip of the truncated season — a 10-game, 11-day jaunt through Boston, Toronto Buffalo, and the Bronx.

Rays vs Yankees — a series preview; roster moves

After splitting a short two-game series against Red Sox, following a 5-0 loss in the finale on Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Rays unwelcome the New York Yankees into the friendly confines of Tropicana Field on Friday for a four-game set, which includes a doubleheader on Saturday.