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During a bill-signing in Tampa, Governor DeSantis said he wants the raise to stay in Tampa Bay for all 81 home games.
Carrie Pinkard / WUSF Public Media

By Carrie Pinkard

Last week, Tampa Bay Rays ownership announced the possibility of playing half the team's home games in Montreal.

Many baseball fans in the state were unhappy with the idea, including Governor Ron DeSantis.

Last month, the Tampa Bay Rays announced their plan to build a new baseball stadium in Tampa's Ybor City neighborhood was dead. Now they're unveiling a new seating configuration at Tropicana Field.

The design for the now defunct Rays stadium in Tampa's Ybor City
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The Tampa Bay Rays won't be moving the team across the bay, at least for now. Team leaders announced Tuesday that the plan for a new stadium in the Tampa neighborhood of Ybor City has fallen through.

Roberto Roldan / WUSF Public Media

Amid negotiations for a new stadium in Hillsborough County, the Tampa Bay Rays are buying the St. Petersburg-based Tampa Bay Rowdies soccer team.

Quincy Walters / WUSF News

Tampa Bay Rays management spoke with the media at Tropicana Field Thursday ahead of Major League Baseball's annual Winter Meetings, which will be held next week in Maryland. 

Rays management reflected on the season that just finished while also looking toward spring training. 

Daniel Wallace / Tampa General Hospital

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier spent Thursday, Dec. 11 visiting pediatric patients at Tampa General Hospital.

Evan Longoria Shakes Up Story Time in Seminole Heights

Jun 10, 2014

Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria went from infielder to storyteller this morning at the Seminole Heights Branch Library to kick off the seventh season of Reading With the Rays.  With a crowd of young readers gathered around, Longoria led story time and gave out Rays gear, including an Evan Longoria arm sleeve.

Nathan Powell

The Tampa Bay Rays are involved with a lot of community service. Now you can add swimming safety to the list. Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist stopped by the South Tampa YMCA today. 

Photo courtesy of the Tampa Bay Rays.

Six years after saying they wanted to explore alternative sites to downtown St. Petersburg for a new ballpark, the Tampa Bay Rays still are in search of a location.

“Tampa is obviously very, very attractive on the list, and we expect to at some point, hopefully sooner, look there as well as some other parts of the region,” Rays owner Stuart Stern­berg said Tuesday during a panel at the MLB Diversity Business Summit.