Update

Fullscreen capture 472016 35614 PM.bmpInstead of trying to pull double duty again this season, I will be providing my writing and photography to the 27 Outs Baseball Network.  Be sure to follow them for the latest MiLB news at www.27outsbaseball.com and read my preview of the 2016 Stone Crabs.

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MLB Spring Training: Alumni Recap from 3/31

2016 Spring TrainingHere is how the former Stone Crabs did in Thursday’s spring training action.

  • Mayo Acosta (Tampa Bay): 2 for 2
  • Tim Beckham (Tampa Bay): 2 for 3 with a home run, 4 RBI’s and 2 runs scored
  • Pat Blair (Tampa Bay): 0 for 1
  • Alex Colome (Tampa Bay): 2 runs on 2 hits in 2 innings
  • John Jaso (Pittsburgh): 1 for 4
  • Yunel Escobar (Los Angeles-AL): 1 for 3
  • Tyler Goeddel (Philadelphia): 2 for 2 with a home run and 2 runs scored
  • Desmond Jennings (Tampa Bay): 0 for 3 with an RBI
  • Matt Joyce (Pittsburgh): 1 for 2 with a 3 run homer
  • Scott Kazmir (Los Angeles-NL): 1 unearned run on 4 hits with 4 strikeouts and 2 walks in 4 2/3 innings
  • Kevin Kiemaier (Tampa Bay): 2 for 3 with a triple and 2 runs scored
  • Kyle Lobstein (Pittsburgh): earned his second win, 2 runs on 2 hits in 2 innings
  • Jake McGee (Colorado): 1 no-hit inning with a walk and a strikeout to earn the save
  • Joey Rickard (Baltimore): 1 for 3
  • Alec Sole (Tampa Bay): 1 for 1
  • Steven Souza Jr (Tampa Bay): 0 for 2 with a walk and run scored
  • Melvin Upton Jr (San Diego): 1 for 3
  • Stephen Vogt (Oakland): 1 for 3 with an RBI
  • Ben Zobrist (Chicago-NL): 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored
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Rickard Makes Orioles Opening Day Roster

Joey Rickard

Former Stone Crab Joey Rickard stands in at the plate for the Orioles during a spring training game at Ed Smith Stadium.  (Photo: Jim Donten)

The Baltimore Sun is reporting that former Stone Crab Joey Rickard will break spring training camp as a member of the Baltimore Orioles 25-man roster. The former crab was selected by the Orioles during the Rule 5 draft at the Winter Meetings.

Rickard has impressed Orioles skipper Buck Showalter after having a great spring. He hit .390 this spring and led the Orioles in doubles (6) and stolen bases (5). On the spring he was 23 for 59 with 6 doubles, a triple, a home run and 7 RBI’s while scoring 15 runs.

Rickard was a member of the Stone Crabs last season.

 

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MLB Spring Training: Alumni Recap from 3/30

2016 Spring TrainingHere is how the former Stone Crabs did in Wednesday’s spring training action.

  • Jake Bauers (Tampa Bay): 0 for 1
  • Tim Beckham (Tampa Bay): 1 for 2 with an RBI and a run scored
  • Andrew Bellatti (Tampa Bay): 2 no-hit innings with 2 strikeouts
  • Curt Casali (Tampa Bay): 0 for 3
  • Tommy Coyle (Tampa Bay): pinch ran in the seventh and took over second base
  • Derek Dietrich (Miami): 0 for 2
  • Johnny Field (Tampa Bay): defensive sub in left
  • Tyler Goeddel (Philadelphia): 1 for 2
  • Jake Hager (Tampa Bay): 0 for 1
  • Jeremy Hellickson (Philadelphia): 3 runs on 4 hits with 5 strikeouts and 1 walk in 4 2/3 innings
  • Matt Joyce (Pittsburgh): drew a walk
  • Hak-Ju Lee (Sacramento): 1 for 3 with a 2 run homer
  • Mikie Mahtook (Tampa Bay): 1 for 3 with a 2 run homer
  • Jose Lobaton (Washington): 0 for 2
  • James Loney (Tampa Bay): 0 for 2
  • Jake McGee (Colorado): 1 no-hit inning
  • David Price (Boston): 1 run on 4 hits with 3 strikeouts and a walk
  • Joey Rickard (Baltimore): drew a walk and scored
  • Felipe Rivero (Washington): 1/3 inning with a hit, walk and strikeout
  • Enny Romero (Tampa Bay): 3 runs on 3 hits with a strikeout and a walk in 1 inning
  • Drew Smyly (Tampa Bay): 4 no-hit innings with 7 strikeouts and a walk
  • Steven Souza Jr (Tampa Bay): 1 for 3
  • Melvin Upton Jr (San Diego): 1 for 3 with a triple
  • Stephen Vogt (Oakland): drew a walk and scored
  • Justin Williams (Tampa Bay): defensive sub in right
  • Kirby Yates (New York-AL): earned third save of the spring with a no-hit inning
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MLB Spring Training: Alumni Recap from 3/16

2016 Spring TrainingHere is how the former Stone Crabs did in Wednesday’s spring training action.

  • Derek Dietrich (Miami): 0 for 3
  • Yunel Escobar (Los Angeles-AL): 0 for 2 with a walk and a run scored
  • John Jaso (Pittsburgh): 0 for 3
  • Matt Joyce (Pittsburgh): 0 for 1
  • Adam Liberatore (Los Angeles-NL): 1 no-hit inning
  • Jose Lobaton (Washington): 0 for 1
  • Shawn O’Malley (Seattle): 2 fop 2 with a home run and 2 runs scored
  • Joey Rickard (Baltimore): 1 for 1 with a home run, walk and 2 run scored
  • Felipe Rivero (Washington): 1 1/3 no-hit inning with 3 strikeouts
  • Kirby Yates (New York-AL): 1 scoreless inning with 2 strikeouts for the save
  • Ben Zobrist (Chicago-NL): 1 for 3 with a double
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MLB Spring Training: Alumni Recap from 3/15

2016 Spring TrainingHere is how the former Stone Crabs did in Tuesday’s spring training action.

  • Nevin Ashley (New York-NL): 1 for 2 with a walk and 2 run scored
  • Curt Casali (Tampa Bay): 0 for 2
  • Alex Colome (Tampa Bay): 1 scoreless inning with 2 strikeouts
  • Derek Dietrich (Miami): 0 for 2
  • Yunel Escobar Los Angeles-AL): 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored
  • Johnny Field (Tampa Bay): 1 for 2
  • Sam Fuld (Oakland): 2 for 3
  • Tyler Goeddel (Philadelphia): 0 for 3
  • Brandon Gomes (Chicago-NL): 1 scoreless inning with a hit and a strikeout
  • Desmond Jennings (Tampa Bay): 0 for 2
  • Kevin Kiermaier (Tampa Bay): 1 for 2 with a home run
  • Pat Leonard (Tampa Bay): 0 for 2
  • Mikie Mahtook (Tampa Bay): 1 for 1 with a double
  • Parker Markel (Tampa Bay): 1/3 scoreless inning with a strikeout
  • Jake McGee (Colorado): 1 no-hit inning
  • David Price (Boston): 1 run on 3 hits with 6 strikeouts in 4 innings
  • Juniel Querecuto (Tampa Bay): 1 for 1 with a run scored
  • Joey Rickard (Baltimore): 2 for 4 with a run scored
  • Richie Shaffer (Tampa Bay): 0 for 1 with a walk
  • Drew Smyly (Tampa Bay): 1 run on 3 hits with 4 strikeouts and 1 walk in 4 2/3 innings
  • Steven Souza Jr (Tampa Bay): 0 for 2
  • Dayron Varona (Tampa Bay): 0 for 2
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Stone Crabs Alumni to Join Rays in Cuba

Rays vs CubaThe Tampa Bay Rays have released their travel roster for the trip to Cuba and several former Stone Crabs will make the historic trip. The trip will feature Matt Moore as the Rays starter and will also mark the return to Cuba for Dayron Varona since defecting to the US.

The following Stone Crabs will be traveling to Cuba:

  • Tim Beckham
  • Andrew Bellatti
  • Curt Casali
  • Alex Cobb
  • Alex Colome
  • Desmond Jennings
  • Kevin Kiermaier
  • James Loney
  • Mikie Mahtook
  • Matt Moore
  • Taylor Motter
  • Enny Romero
  • Richie Shaffer
  • Drew Smyly
  • Dayron Varona

The game against the Cuban National Team is scheduled for March 22 in Havana and will be televised by ESPN.

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Several Former Stone Crabs Sent to Minor League Camp

2015-Tampa-Bay-Rays-Spring-Training-LogoA bunch of former Stone Crabs were among the first roster cut of the spring as they Rays send 13 players back to minor league camp.

The following former Stone Crabs have found their way back to minor league camp:

  • Ryan Brett
  • Jake DePew
  • Jacob Faria
  • Johnny Field
  • Taylor Guerrieri
  • Pat Leonard
  • Jamie Shultz
  • Blake Snell
  • Dayron Varona

The minor league exhibition schedule begins on March 16 and you can see the Stone Crabs schedule here.

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MLB Spring Training: Alumni Recap from 3/14

2016 Spring TrainingHere is how the former Stone Crabs did in Monday’s spring training action.

  • Nevin Ashley (New York-NL): 0 for 1
  • Tim Beckham (Tampa Bay): 0 for 3
  • Pat Blair (Tampa Bay): 0 for 1
  • Ryan Brett (Tampa Bay): 0 for 2
  • Tommy Coyle (Tampa Bay): defensive sub at 2B
  • Ryan Garton (Tampa Bay): 2/3 scoreless inning with a walk
  • Casey Gillaspie (Tampa Bay): 0 for 1
  • Tyler Goeddel (Philadelphia): 1 for 3 with a home run, 2 walks and 2 runs scored
  • Matt Joyce (Pittsburgh): 1 for 2 with a walk and a run scored
  • Kyeong Kang (Atlanta): 0 for 1
  • Braxton Lee (Tampa Bay): 0 for 1
  • Hak-Ju Lee (San Francisco): 0 for 1
  • Pat Leonard 0 for 2 with a walk
  • Jose Lobaton (Washington): 0 for 2
  • Kyle Lobstein (Pittsburgh): earned the win with a scoreless inning with 2 strikeouts a walk and 2 hits
  • James Loney (Tampa Bay): 1 for 3 with a double
  • Shawn O’Malley (Seattle): 1 for 2
  • CJ Riefenhauser (Chicago-NL): 2 runs on 3 hits with a walk in 2/3 inning
  • Felipe Rivero (Washington): 1 scoreless inning with 2 strikeouts
  • Steven Souza Jr (Tampa Bay): 0 for 3
  • Andrew Velazquez (Tampa Bay): 0 for 1
  • Stephen Vogt (Oakland): 0 for 2 with a walk
  • Ben Zobrist (Chicago-NL): 0 for 2 with a walk and a run scored
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MLB Spring Training: Alumni Recap from 3/13

2016 Spring TrainingHere is how the former Stone Crabs did in Sunday’s spring training action.

  • Mayo Acosta (Tampa Bay): defensive sub at catcher
  • Willy Adames (Tampa Bay): 2 for 2 with a run scored
  • Jake Bauers (Tampa Bay): 0 for 2
  • Tim Beckham (Tampa Bay): 1 for 2 with a run scored
  • Andrew Bellatti (Tampa Bay): 1 scoreless inning with a hit and a strikeout
  • Ryan Brett (Tampa Bay): 0 for 1
  • Jake DePew (Tampa Bay): 0 for 1
  • Yunel Escobar (Los Angeles-AL): 0 for 2 with a walk
  • Jacob Faria (Tampa Bay): 2 1/3 no-hit inning with 3 hits
  • Casey Gillaspie (Tampa Bay): 1 for 2 with a run scored
  • Todd Glaesmann (Arizona): 0 for 1
  • Granden Goetzman (Tampa Bay): defensive sub in left
  • Taylor Guerrieri (Tampa Bay): 4 runs on 4 hits with a strikeout and walk in 2 2/3 innings
  • Jesse Hahn (Oakland): 2 runs on 3 hits with 2 strikeouts and 1 walk in 3 innings
  • John Jaso (Pittsburgh): 0 for 3
  • Kevin Kiermaier (Tampa Bay): 1 for 3 with a double, RBI and run scored
  • Braulio Lara (San Francisco): 1 run on 2 hits with a strikeout and 2 walks in 1 2/3 innings
  • Braxton Lee (Tampa Bay): 0 for 1
  • Hak-Ju Lee (San Francisco): 0 for 1
  • Pat Leonard (Tampa Bay): 1 for 3 with a 3-run homer
  • Adam Liberatore (Los Angeles-NL): 1 no-hit inning with a strikeout
  • James Loney (Tampa Bay): 0 for 4
  • Mikie Mahtook (Tampa Bay): 0 for 3
  • Taylor Motter (Tampa Bay): 0 for 3
  • Shawn O’Malley (Seattle): 1 for 1 with a double and a run scored
  • Juniel Querecuto (Tampa Bay): defensive sub at short
  • Joey Rickard (Baltimore): 1 for 3 with a walk
  • Enny Romero (Tampa Bay): 3 runs on 4 hits with 2 strikeouts in 2 innings
  • Jamie Schultz (Tampa Bay): 1 2/3 no-hit inning with 2 strikeouts and a walk
  • Richie Shaffer (Tampa Bay): 0 for 2 with a walk
  • Steven Souza Jr (Tampa Bay): 1 for 2 with 2 run scored
  • Kean Wong (Tampa Bay): 0 for 1 with a walk and run scored
  • Dayron Varona (Tampa Bay): 0 for 1
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