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2023 MLB Season Preview: Tampa Bay Rays

For the fourth season in a row, the Tampa Bay Rays battled their way into the playoffs in 2022. Butm for the first time since missing the playoffs in 2018, the Rays were eliminated before they were able to reach the Division Series round.

The Rays made the playoffs in 2022 despite winning only 86 games, their lowest total since 2017, and finished 13 games behind the New York Yankees in the American League East. They were eliminated by the Cleveland Guardians in the AL Wild Card round 2-0.

Rays Offseason Transactions

  • Traded first baseman Ji-Man Choi to the Pirates for pitcher Jack Hartman
  • Traded pitcher JT Chargois to the Marlins for pitchers Santiago Suarez and Marcus Johnson
  • Traded second baseman/outfielder Miles Mastrobuoni to the Cubs for pitcher Alfredo Zarraga
  • Traded pitcher Javy Guerra to the Brewers for a player to be named later
  • Signed pitcher Zach Eflin to a three-year, $40 million deal
  • Traded pitcher Brooks Raley to the Mets for pitcher Keyshawn Askew
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