Latest Kevin Cash News

Death of Rays bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez ruled a suicide

Jan. 15, 2022 16:09 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The death of Tampa Bay Rays bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez near his home in Fort Worth, Texas, has been ruled a suicide. The Tarrant County medical examiner's office released the finding on Thursday, three days after the 28-year-old’s body was found. ...

Rays: Bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez dies unexpectedly at 28

Jan. 12, 2022 12:22 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays say bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez died unexpectedly this week. He was 28. The team made the announcement on Twitter on Tuesday, with baseball operations president Erik Neander describing the former minor league player as a “caring...

Rays, pitcher Kluber finalize $8 million, 1-year contract

Dec. 02, 2021 12:05 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber and the Tampa Bay Rays finalized an $8 million, one-year free-agent contract on Wednesday. The deal includes an additional $5 million in performance bonuses based on starts: $500,000 each for 10 and...

Franco, Rays both get what they want in $182 million deal

Nov. 29, 2021 13:12 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Wander Franco and the Tampa Bay Rays both got what they wanted in the shortstop’s $182 million, 11-year deal that includes a club option for the 2033 season. The 20-year-old Franco got financial security for his family and Tampa Bay locked...

Cash wins 2nd straight Manager of the Year; Kapler NL winner

Nov. 16, 2021 20:58 PM EST

For Kevin Cash, being mentioned in the same sentence with Bobby Cox is an honor. “That’s wrong. I shouldn’t be," Cash said. "But saying that, it’s incredibly humbling. When you think about greats in our game, Bobby Cox is right there.” Cash...

Tampa Bay’s Kevin Cash has been named AL manager of the year

Nov. 16, 2021 19:17 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Tampa Bay’s Kevin Cash has been named AL manager of the year.

Rays OF Arozarena, Reds 2B India earn Rookie of Year honors

Nov. 15, 2021 20:28 PM EST

It didn’t feel like Randy Arozarena was a rookie this season. Tampa Bay's speedy and powerful outfielder certainly didn’t play like one, either. Arozarena won AL Rookie of the Year honors with a superb follow-up to his 2020 postseason heroics...