2012 Tampa Bay Rays Season
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2012 Tampa Bay Rays Season

2012 Tampa Bay Rays
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record90-72 (.556)
Divisional place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)Stuart Sternberg
General manager(s)Andrew Friedman (de facto)
Manager(s)Joe Maddon
Local televisionSun Sports
(Dewayne Staats, Brian Anderson, Todd Kalas)
Local radioTampa 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 2012 season was the team's 15th season of baseball, and the fifth as the "Rays" (all at Tropicana Field). The Rays hoped to improve on their 91-71 record from 2011 and make the postseason for a franchise record third straight season. They finished the season 90-72, third place in the AL East, and third place in the AL Wild Card, missing the postseason for the first time since 2009.

Offseason

On November 27, 2011, the Rays traded catcher John Jaso to the Seattle Mariners for relief pitcher Josh Lueke, as well as a player to be named later or cash.[1]

The Rays signed catcher José Molina on November 28, 2011 to a one-year, $1.5 million contract with a $1.5 million club option for 2013, with a $300,000 buyout.[2]

On December 13, 2011, the Rays acquired relief pitcher Burke Badenhop from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league catcher Jake Jefferies. At midnight that night, Badenhop was one of six arbitration eligible players that were tendered by the Rays, along with outfielder B. J. Upton, starting pitchers Jeff Niemann and David Price, and relief pitchers J. P. Howell and Joel Peralta. Not tendered was relief pitcher and former starting pitcher for the Rays, Andy Sonnanstine.[3]

Relief pitcher Fernando Rodney was signed on January 5 to a one-year contract worth $1.75 million. The deal included a team option for 2013 worth $2.5 million or a $250,000 buyout. In 2009, while playing for the Detroit Tigers, Rodney made news at Tropicana Field when he threw a baseball into the stadium's press box from the field after converting a save. He was suspended for three games following the incident. After being signed by the Rays, he apologized for his actions.[4]

On January 11, the Rays signed Luke Scott to a one-year contract with an option for 2013. He is expected to be the team's designated hitter primarily, though he could also be used at first base.[5]

On January 20, the Rays signed Carlos Peña, bringing him back to the Rays for the 2012 season after just one season away with the Cubs. The contract is worth a year at $7.25 million. He is expected to be the everyday first baseman, as he was in his previous stint from 20072010.[6] Outfielder Justin Ruggiano was designated for assignment on January 24 to make room on the 40-man roster.[7]

The Rays announced on February 15 that manager Joe Maddon was given a 3-year contract extension worth $6 million, which would last through the 2015 season.[8]

Season standings

American League East

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 95 67 0.586 -- 51-30 44-37
Baltimore Orioles 93 69 0.574 2 47-34 46-35
Tampa Bay Rays 90 72 0.556 5 46-35 44-37
Toronto Blue Jays 73 89 0.451 22 41-40 32-49
Boston Red Sox 69 93 0.426 26 34-47 35-46


American League Wild Card

Division Winners W L Pct.
New York Yankees 95 67 0.586
Oakland Athletics 94 68 0.580
Detroit Tigers 88 74 0.543
Wild Card teams
(Top two qualify for postseason)
W L Pct. GB
Baltimore Orioles 93 69 0.574 --
Texas Rangers 93 69 0.574 --
Tampa Bay Rays 90 72 0.556 3
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 89 73 0.549 4
Chicago White Sox 85 77 0.525 8
Seattle Mariners 75 87 0.463 18
Toronto Blue Jays 73 89 0.451 20
Kansas City Royals 72 90 0.444 21
Boston Red Sox 69 93 0.426 24
Cleveland Indians 68 94 0.420 25
Minnesota Twins 66 96 0.407 27

Record vs. opponents

Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore - 13-5 6-2 4-4 3-3 5-4 2-7 5-2 9-9 4-5 8-1 10-8 2-5 11-7 11-7
Boston 5-13 - 6-2 5-3 5-5 4-3 0-6 4-3 5-13 1-8 5-4 9-9 2-6 7-11 11-7
Chicago 2-6 2-6 - 11-7 6-12 6-12 3-5 14-4 5-2 3-3 8-1 4-3 6-3 6-4 9-9
Cleveland 4-4 3-5 7-11 - 10-8 8-10 5-4 6-12 1-5 2-8 4-4 4-4 4-5 2-4 8-10
Detroit 3-3 5-5 12-6 8-10 - 13-5 5-5 10-8 4-6 4-3 1-5 5-2 3-7 4-2 11-7
Kansas City 4-5 3-4 12-6 10-8 5-13 - 4-5 7-11 3-4 5-4 1-7 4-2 4-5 2-6 8-10
Los Angeles 7-2 6-0 5-3 4-5 5-5 5-4 - 6-3 4-5 9-10 11-8 1-9 10-9 4-4 12-6
Minnesota 2-5 3-4 4-14 12-6 8-10 11-7 3-6 - 3-4 4-5 2-8 1-5 2-8 2-5 9-9
New York 9-9 13-5 2-5 5-1 6-4 4-3 5-4 4-3 - 5-5 6-3 8-10 4-3 11-7 13-5
Oakland 5-4 8-1 3-3 8-2 3-4 4-5 10-9 5-4 5-5 - 12-7 5-4 11-8 5-4 10-8
Seattle 1-8 4-5 1-8 4-4 5-1 7-1 8-11 8-2 3-6 7-12 - 4-6 9-10 6-3 8-10
Tampa Bay 8-10 9-9 3-4 4-4 2-5 2-4 9-1 5-1 10-8 4-5 6-4 - 5-4 14-4 9-9
Texas 5-2 6-2 3-6 5-4 7-3 5-4 9-10 8-2 3-4 8-11 10-9 4-5 - 6-3 14-4
Toronto 7-11 11-7 4-6 4-2 2-4 6-2 4-4 5-2 7-11 4-5 3-6 4-14 3-6 - 9-9


Regular season

Roster

Batting

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

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

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Hudson Valley

References

  1. ^ Topkin, Marc (November 27, 2011). "Rays trade C Jaso to Seattle for reliever Lueke". St. Petersburg Times. Archived from the original on December 1, 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ Topkin, Marc (November 28, 2011). "Tampa Bay Rays' deal with Jose Molina set at $1.5-million". St. Petersburg Times. Archived from the original on November 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ Topkin, Marc (December 13, 2011). "Andy Sonnanstine, trade for Miami Marlins reliever Burke Badenhop". St. Petersburg Times. Archived from the original on January 10, 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  4. ^ Topkin, Marc (January 5, 2012). "Tampa Bay Rays confirm one-year deal for reliever Fernando Rodney". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ Topkin, Marc (January 11, 2012). "Tampa Bay Rays reach deal with outfielder/designated hitter Luke Scott". Tampa Bay Times. Archived from the original on January 13, 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  6. ^ Ben Nicholson-Smith (January 20, 2012). "Rays To Sign Carlos Peña". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved 2012.
  7. ^ Topkin, Marc (January 24, 2012). "Ruggiano Designated For Assignment". Tampa Bay Times. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved 2012.
  8. ^ Topkin, Marc (January 16, 2012). "Tampa Bay Rays announce manager Joe Maddon's three-year contract extension". Tampa Bay Times. Archived from the original on February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2012.

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