2013 Tampa Bay Rays season

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2013 Tampa Bay Rays
A.L. Wild Card
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Stuart Sternberg
Manager(s) Joe Maddon
Local television Sun Sports
(Dewayne Staats, Brian Anderson, Todd Kalas)
Local radio Tampa Bay Rays Radio Network (English)
(Andy Freed, Dave Wills, Todd Kalas)
WGES (Spanish)
(Ricardo Taveras, Enrique Oliu)
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The Tampa Bay Rays' 2013 season was the Rays' 16th season of Major League Baseball and the sixth as the "Rays" (all at Tropicana Field). The Rays hoped to improve upon their 90–72 record and third-place finish from 2012. After 162 games, the Rays had a 91–71 record, but fell into a tie with the Texas Rangers for the last remaining wild card berth. The Rays won in a tie-breaker game on September 30 and then beat the Cleveland Indians in the 2013 American League Wild Card Game on October 2. They advanced to play the Boston Red Sox in the 2013 American League Division Series, but lost the series in four games.

Offseason[edit]

The Rays decided to pick up the options of starting pitcher James Shields, closer Fernando Rodney, and catcher José Molina, while declining the option of designated hitter Luke Scott on October 31, 2012.[1]

Third baseman Evan Longoria was given a six-year, $100 million contract extension on November 26, 2012. This put Longoria under contract with Tampa Bay through the 2022 season, with a team option for 2023.[2][3]

Pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis, along with a player to be named later (who turned out to be Elliot Johnson on February 12[4]), were traded on the night of December 9, 2012 to the Kansas City Royals. In return, the Rays acquired four Kansas City prospects: outfielder Wil Myers, pitchers Jake Odorizzi and Mike Montgomery, and third baseman Patrick Leonard.[5]

Reliever Kyle Farnsworth was re-signed to a one-year $3 million contract with incentives on January 24.[6]

Infielder Reid Brignac was traded to the Colorado Rockies on February 14. The Rockies sent cash considerations and a player to be named later.[7]

Some of the Rays' losses to free agency included center fielder B. J. Upton, who signed a five-year, $75.25 million deal with the Atlanta Braves.[8] The Rays had previously offered Upton a one-year $13.3 million qualifying offer in order to receive draft pick compensation should Upton not re-sign.[9] The Rays also lost infielder Jeff Keppinger when he signed a three-year, $12 million agreement with the Chicago White Sox on December 5, 2012.[10] Reliever J. P. Howell signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers for one year and $2.85 million, plus $1.2 million in performance bonuses, on January 6.[11]

Season standings[edit]

American League East[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
(1) Boston Red Sox 97 65 0.599 53–28 44–37
(5) Tampa Bay Rays 92 71 0.564 51–30 41–41
New York Yankees 85 77 0.525 12 46–35 39–42
Baltimore Orioles 85 77 0.525 12 46–35 39–42
Toronto Blue Jays 74 88 0.457 23 40–41 34–47


American League Wild Card[edit]

Division Winners W L Pct.
Boston Red Sox 97 65 0.599
Oakland Athletics 96 66 0.593
Detroit Tigers 93 69 0.574


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Cleveland Indians 92 70 0.568
Tampa Bay Rays 92 71 0.564
Texas Rangers 91 72 0.558 1
Kansas City Royals 86 76 0.531
Baltimore Orioles 85 77 0.525
New York Yankees 85 77 0.525
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 78 84 0.481 13½
Toronto Blue Jays 74 88 0.457 17½
Seattle Mariners 71 91 0.438 20½
Minnesota Twins 66 96 0.407 25½
Chicago White Sox 63 99 0.389 28½
Houston Astros 51 111 0.315 40½


Record vs. opponents[edit]

2013 AL Records
Source: AL Standings Head-to-Head
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET HOU KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 11–8 4–3 3–4 4–2 4–2 3–4 5–2 3–3 9–10 5–2 2–4 6–13 5–2 10–9 11–9
Boston 8–11 4–2 6–1 3–4 6–1 2–5 3–3 4–3 13–6 3–3 6–1 12–7 2–4 11–8 14–6
Chicago 3–4 2–4 2–17 7–12 3–4 9–10 3–4 8–11 3–3 2–5 3–3 2–5 4–2 4–3 8–12
Cleveland 4–3 1–6 17–2 4–15 6–1 10–9 4–2 13–6 1–6 5–2 5–2 2–4 5–1 4–2 11–9
Detroit 2–4 4–3 12–7 15–4 6–1 9–10 0–6 11–8 3–3 3–4 5–2 3–3 3–4 5–2 12–8
Houston 2–4 1–6 4–3 1–6 1–6 2–4 10–9 1–5 1–5 4–15 9–10 2–5 2–17 3–4 8–12
Kansas City 4–3 5–2 10–9 9–10 10–9 4–2 2–5 15–4 2–5 1–5 4–3 6–1 3–3 2–4 9–11
Los Angeles 2–5 3–3 4–3 2–4 6–0 9–10 5–2 1–5 3–4 8–11 11–8 4–3 4–15 6–1 10–10
Minnesota 3–3 3–4 11–8 6–13 8–11 5–1 4–15 5–1 2–5 1–6 4–3 1–6 4–3 1–5 8–12
New York 10–9 6–13 3–3 6–1 3–3 5–1 5–2 4–3 5–2 1–5 4–3 7–12 3–4 14–5 9–11
Oakland 2–5 3–3 5–2 2–5 4–3 15–4 5–1 11–8 6–1 5–1 8–11 3–3 10–9 4–3 13–7
Seattle 4–2 1–6 3–3 2–5 2–5 10–9 3–4 8–11 3–4 3–4 11–8 3–3 7–12 3–3 8–12
Tampa Bay 13–6 7–12 5–2 4–2 3–3 5–2 1–6 3–4 6–1 12–7 3–3 3–3 3–4 11–8 12–8
Texas 2–5 4–2 2–4 1–5 4–3 17–2 3–3 15–4 3–4 4–3 9–10 12–7 4–3 1–6 10–10
Toronto 9–10 8–11 3–4 2–4 2–5 4–3 4–2 1–6 5–1 5–14 3–4 3–3 8–11 6–1 11–9

Updated for games through September 29, 2013


Schedule[edit]

Regular season[edit]

2013 Game Log

Postseason[edit]

2013 Postseason Game Log

Detailed records[edit]

Roster[edit]

2013 Tampa Bay Rays
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Batting[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen Bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB

Pitching[edit]

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits allowed; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER BB K

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Durham Bulls International League Charlie Montoyo
AA Montgomery Biscuits Southern League Billy Gardner, Jr.
A Charlotte Stone Crabs Florida State League Brady Williams
A Bowling Green Hot Rods Midwest League Jared Sandberg
Short-Season A Hudson Valley Renegades New York-Penn League Mike Johns
Rookie Princeton Rays Appalachian League Danny Sheaffer
Rookie GCL Rays Gulf Coast League Jim Morrison

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Durham[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rays exercise 2013 options for Shields, Rodney and Molina; Decline 2013 option for Scott". Raysbaseball.com. October 31, 2012. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ Bill Chastain (November 26, 2012). "Longoria signs extension through at least 2022". MLB.com. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ Marc Topkin (November 27, 2012). "Tampa Bay Rays extend Evan Longoria deal through 2022 for $100M". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ Bill Chastain (February 12, 2013). "Rays send Johnson to Royals to complete Shields deal". Raysbaseball.com. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ Marc Topkin (December 10, 2012). "Tampa Bay Rays reportedly trade James Shields, Wade Davis to Kansas City Royals for Wil Myers, three prospects". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  6. ^ Bill Chastain (January 24, 2013). "Farnsworth set to rejoin Rays on one-year pact". Raysbaseball.com. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  7. ^ Bill Chastain (February 14, 2013). "Brignac traded to Rockies". Raysbaseball.com. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Source: B.J. Upton, Braves agree". ESPN.com. November 28, 2012. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  9. ^ Marc Topkin (November 29, 2012). "Rays' B.J. Upton agrees to 5-year, $75 million deal with Atlanta Braves". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Jeff Keppinger, White Sox reach $12 million, 3-year deal". Associated Press. USA Today. December 5, 2012. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  11. ^ Bill Chastain (January 6, 2013). "Dodgers, reliever Howell agree on one-year deal". Raysbaseball.com. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  12. ^ Leventhal, Josh, ed. (2013). Baseball America 2014 Almanac. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America. ISBN 978-1-932391-48-0. 

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2012
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