2022 Tampa Bay Rays
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Location
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Owner(s)Stuart Sternberg
President of Baseball OperationsErik Neander
General manager(s)Peter Bendix
Manager(s)Kevin Cash
Local televisionBally Sports Sun
Bally Sports Florida
(Dewayne Staats, Brian Anderson)
Local radioTampa Bay Rays Radio Network (English)
(Andy Freed, Dave Wills)
WGES (Spanish)
(Ricardo Taveras, Enrique Oliu)
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The 2022 Tampa Bay Rays season is the 25th season of the Tampa Bay Rays franchise and their 15th as the Rays. The Rays play their home games at Tropicana Field as members of Major League Baseball's American League East Division.

On December 2, 2021, Commissioner of Baseball Rob Manfred announced a lockout of players, following expiration of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the league and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA). On March 10, 2022, the MLB and MLBPA agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement, thus ending the lockout. Opening Day was set for April 7.[1] Although MLB previously announced that several series would be canceled due to the lockout, the agreement provides for a 162-game season, with originally canceled games to be made up via doubleheaders.[2]

Offseason

Lockout

Main article: 2021–22 Major League Baseball lockout

The expiration of the league's collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the Major League Baseball Players Association occurred on December 1, 2021 with no new agreement in place.[3] As a result, the team owners voted unanimously to lockout the players stopping all free agency and trades.[4][5]

The parties came to an agreement on a new CBA on March 10, 2022.[6]

Rule changes

Pursuant to the new CBA, several new rules were instituted for the 2022 season. The National League will adopt the designated hitter full-time, a draft lottery will be implemented, the postseason will expand from ten teams to twelve, and advertising patches will appear on player uniforms and helmets for the first time.[7][8]

Season standings

American League East

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 28 10 0.737 14–4 14–6
Tampa Bay Rays 23 15 0.605 5 13–9 10–6
Toronto Blue Jays 20 18 0.526 8 12–7 8–11
Boston Red Sox 15 22 0.405 12½ 6–10 9–12
Baltimore Orioles 15 24 0.385 13½ 10–10 5–14


American League Wild Card

Division leaders W L Pct.
New York Yankees 28 10 0.737
Houston Astros 24 14 0.632
Minnesota Twins 22 16 0.579


Wild Card teams
(Top 3 teams qualify for postseason)
W L Pct. GB
Tampa Bay Rays 23 15 0.605 +3
Los Angeles Angels 24 16 0.600 +3
Toronto Blue Jays 20 18 0.526
Chicago White Sox 18 19 0.486
Texas Rangers 17 19 0.472 2
Cleveland Guardians 16 19 0.457
Seattle Mariners 17 21 0.447 3
Boston Red Sox 15 22 0.405
Oakland Athletics 16 24 0.400 5
Kansas City Royals 14 22 0.389 5
Baltimore Orioles 15 24 0.385
Detroit Tigers 13 25 0.342 7


Game Log

Regular season

Legend
  Rays win
  Rays loss
  Postponement
Bold Rays team member
2022 Game Log: 23–15 (Home: 13–9; Away: 10–6)
April: 12–9 (Home: 9–6; Away: 3–3)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak/Recap
1 April 8 Orioles 2–1 Kittredge (1–0) López (0–1) Raley (1) 25,025 1–0 W1
2 April 9 Orioles 5–3 Fleming (1–0) Lyles (0–1) Kittredge (1) 15,615 2–0 W2
3 April 10 Orioles 8–0 Springs (1–0) Wells (0–1) 14,100 3–0 W3
4 April 11 Athletics 2–13 Blackburn (1–0) Patiño (0–1) 9,139 3–1 L1
5 April 12 Athletics 9–8 (10) Thompson (1–0) Trivino (0–1) 7,588 4–1 W1
6 April 13 Athletics 2–4 Montas (1–1) McClanahan (0–1) Trivino (1) 8,954 4–2 L1
7 April 14 Athletics 3–6 Irvin (1–1) Fleming (1–1) Jiménez (1) 8,287 4–3 L2
8 April 15 @ White Sox 2–3 Cease (2–0) Rasmussen (0–1) Hendriks (3) 19,009 4–4 L3
9 April 16 @ White Sox 2–3 López (2–0) Thompson (1–1) Hendriks (4) 27,113 4–5 L4
10 April 17 @ White Sox 9–3 Mazza (1–0) Velasquez (0–1) 17,798 5–5 W1
11 April 18 @ Cubs 2–4 Thompson (2–0) Adam (0–1) Robertson (4) 26,615 5–6 L1
12 April 19 @ Cubs 6–5 Fleming (2–1) Steele (1–1) Kittredge (2) 26,568 6–6 W1
13 April 20 @ Cubs 8–2 (6) Beeks (1–0) Stroman (0–2) 26,167 7–6 W2
14 April 22 Red Sox 3–4 Wacha (1–0) Kluber (0–1) Barnes (1) 16,902 7–7 L1
15 April 23 Red Sox 3–2 (10) Wisler (1–0) Robles (1–1) 19,137 8–7 W1
16 April 24 Red Sox 5–2 McClanahan (1–1) Valdéz (0–1) Thompson (1) 20,993 9–7 W2
17 April 26 Mariners 4–8 Gilbert (3–0) Fleming (2–2) 9,257 9–8 L1
18 April 27 Mariners 3–2 Rasmussen (1–1) Gonzales (1–2) Kittredge (3) 7,290 10–8 W1
19 April 28 Mariners 2–1 Feyereisen (1–0) Flexen (1–3) Thompson (2) 6,749 11–8 W2
20 April 29 Twins 6–1 Kluber (1–1) Bundy (3–1) 9,928 12–8 W3
21 April 30 Twins 1–9 Stashak (2–0) McClanahan (1–2) 18,846 12–9 L1
May: 11–6 (Home: 4–3; Away: 7–3)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak/Recap
22 May 1 Twins 3–9 Winder (1–0) Fleming (2–3) 14,830 12–10 L2
23 May 2 @ Athletics 6–1 Rasmussen (2–1) Jefferies (1–4) 2,488 13–10 W1
24 May 3 @ Athletics 10–7 (10) Kittredge (2–0) Trivino (0–2) 2,815 14–10 W2
25 May 4 @ Athletics 3–0 Feyereisen (2–0) Jackson (0–1) Kittredge (4) 4,838 15–10 W3
26 May 5 @ Mariners 4–3 McClanahan (2–2) Ray (2–3) Raley (2) 17,027 16–10 W4
27 May 6 @ Mariners 8–7 Thompson (2–1) Sewald (0–1) Raley (3) 26,154 17–10 W5
28 May 7 @ Mariners 8–2 Rasmussen (3–1) Gonzales (1–4) 31,589 18–10 W6
29 May 8 @ Mariners 1–2 (10) Sewald (1–1) Wisler (1–1) 32,501 18–11 L1
30 May 9 @ Angels 3–11 Syndergaard (3–1) Springs (1–1) 19,537 18–12 L2
31 May 10 @ Angels 0–12 Detmers (2–1) Kluber (1–2) 39,313 18–13 L3
32 May 11 @ Angels 4–2 (10) Feyereisen (3–0) Loup (0–2) Raley (4) 21,045 19–13 W1
33 May 13 Blue Jays 5–2 Kittredge (3–0) Gausman (3–2) Adam (1) 10,169 20–13 W2
34 May 14 Blue Jays 1–5 Mayza (2–0) Thompson (1–2) 15,195 20–14 L1
35 May 15 Blue Jays 3–0 Wisler (2–1) Manoah (4–1) Kittredge (5) 20,832 21–14 W1
36 May 16 Tigers 2–3 Fulmer (2–2) Kittredge (3–1) Soto (6) 11,532 21–15 L1
37 May 17 Tigers 8–1 McClanahan (3–2) Brieske (0–3) 8,475 22–15 W1
38 May 18 Tigers 6–1 Rasmussen (4–1) Rodríguez (1–3) 9,706 23–15 W2
39 May 20 @ Orioles
40 May 21 @ Orioles
41 May 22 @ Orioles
42 May 24 Marlins
43 May 25 Marlins
44 May 26 Yankees
45 May 27 Yankees
46 May 28 Yankees
47 May 29 Yankees
48 May 30 @ Rangers
49 May 31 @ Rangers
June:
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak/Recap
50 June 1 @ Rangers
51 June 2 @ Rangers
52 June 3 White Sox
53 June 4 White Sox
54 June 5 White Sox
55 June 7 Cardinals
56 June 8 Cardinals
57 June 9 Cardinals
58 June 10 @ Twins
59 June 11 @ Twins
60 June 12 @ Twins
61 June 14 @ Yankees
62 June 15 @ Yankees
63 June 16 @ Yankees
64 June 17 @ Orioles
65 June 18 @ Orioles
66 June 19 @ Orioles
67 June 20 Yankees
68 June 21 Yankees
69 June 22 Yankees
70 June 24 Pirates
71 June 25 Pirates
72 June 26 Pirates
73 June 28 Brewers
74 June 29 Brewers
75 June 30 @ Blue Jays
July:
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak/Recap
76 July 1 @ Blue Jays
77 July 2 (1) @ Blue Jays
78 July 2 (2) @ Blue Jays
79 July 3 @ Blue Jays
80 July 4 @ Red Sox
81 July 5 @ Red Sox
82 July 6 @ Red Sox
83 July 8 @ Reds
84 July 9 @ Reds
85 July 10 @ Reds
86 July 11 Red Sox
87 July 12 Red Sox
88 July 13 Red Sox
89 July 14 Red Sox
90 July 15 Orioles
91 July 16 Orioles
92 July 17 Orioles
92nd All-Star Game in Los Angeles
93 July 22 @ Royals
94 July 23 @ Royals
95 July 24 @ Royals
96 July 25 @ Orioles
97 July 26 @ Orioles
98 July 27 @ Orioles
99 July 28 @ Orioles
100 July 29 Guardians
101 July 30 Guardians
102 July 31 Guardians
August:
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak/Recap
103 August 2 Blue Jays
104 August 3 Blue Jays
105 August 4 @ Tigers
106 August 5 @ Tigers
107 August 6 @ Tigers
108 August 7 @ Tigers
109 August 9 @ Brewers
110 August 10 @ Brewers
111 August 12 Orioles
112 August 13 Orioles
113 August 14 Orioles
114 August 15 @ Yankees
115 August 16 @ Yankees
116 August 17 @ Yankees
117 August 18 Royals
118 August 19 Royals
119 August 20 Royals
120 August 21 Royals
121 August 22 Angels
122 August 23 Angels
123 August 24 Angels
124 August 25 Angels
125 August 26 @ Red Sox
126 August 27 @ Red Sox
127 August 28 @ Red Sox
128 August 30 @ Marlins
129 August 31 @ Marlins
September:
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak/Recap
130 September 2 Yankees
131 September 3 Yankees
132 September 4 Yankees
133 September 5 Red Sox
134 September 6 Red Sox
135 September 7 Red Sox
136 September 9 @ Yankees
137 September 10 @ Yankees
138 September 11 @ Yankees
139 September 12 @ Blue Jays
140 September 13 (1) @ Blue Jays
141 September 13 (2) @ Blue Jays
142 September 14 @ Blue Jays
143 September 15 @ Blue Jays
144 September 16 Rangers
145 September 17 Rangers
146 September 18 Rangers
147 September 19 Astros
148 September 20 Astros
149 September 21 Astros
150 September 22 Blue Jays
151 September 23 Blue Jays
152 September 24 Blue Jays
153 September 25 Blue Jays
154 September 27 @ Guardians
155 September 28 @ Guardians
156 September 29 @ Guardians
157 September 30 @ Astros
October:
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak/Recap
158 October 1 @ Astros
159 October 2 @ Astros
160 October 3 @ Red Sox
161 October 4 @ Red Sox
162 October 5 @ Red Sox

Current roster

Active roster Inactive roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers
Starting rotation

Bullpen

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders


Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders


Manager

Coaches

60-day injured list



Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Durham Bulls Triple-A East
AA Montgomery Biscuits Double-A South
High-A Bowling Green Hot Rods High-A East
A Charleston RiverDogs Low-A East
Rookie FCL Rays Florida Complex League
Foreign Rookie DSL Rays 1 Dominican Summer League
Foreign Rookie DSL Rays 2 Dominican Summer League

References

  1. ^ Feinsand, Mark (March 10, 2022). "MLB, MLBPA agree to new CBA; season to start April 7". Retrieved March 10, 2022.
  2. ^ Lacques, Gabe (March 10, 2022). "Baseball is back: MLB, players agree on new CBA to salvage 162-game 2022 season". USA Today. Retrieved March 13, 2022.
  3. ^ Baumann, Michael (December 2, 2021). "All the Questions—and Answers—About the Most Important Details of the MLB Lockout". The Ringer. Retrieved December 2, 2021.
  4. ^ Nightengale, Gabe Lacques and Bob. "MLB lockout is on after collective bargaining agreement expires, owners agree to freeze out players". USA TODAY. Retrieved December 2, 2021.
  5. ^ Selbe, Nick. "MLB Owners Vote Unanimously to Institute Lockout". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved December 2, 2021.
  6. ^ "Play Ball! 2022 MLB season will start April 7 with full 162-game schedule; spring training games begin March 17". SportsLine. March 10, 2022. Retrieved March 11, 2022.
  7. ^ Conti, Kristen. "Here Are the New MLB Rules for the 2022 Season". NBC Chicago. Retrieved March 11, 2022.
  8. ^ "MLB to add jersey advertising for first time in league history as part of new CBA, per report". CBS Sports. Retrieved March 11, 2022.