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Honeywell, Adames worthy anchors for Rays

Top two prospects helped Durham win Triple-A championship
December 13, 2017

This offseason, MiLB.com is taking a look at the most outstanding campaigns by players in each system across Minor League Baseball and honoring the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization.Life as a small-market club isn't easy. While teams with

'Birds, Bulls clash in Triple-A title rematch

Cards' Hudson, Rays' Yarbrough lead National Championship chase
September 18, 2017

In 2009, Memphis reliever Oneli Perez only threw one pitch in the Triple-A National Championship. The batter didn't make contact with the ball, but it gave Durham its first and only national title to date.Eight years after a walk-off wild pitch in the 11th inning, the two teams will reunite

Yarbrough, Bulls sharp in Game 1 shutout

Rays No. 23 prospect delivers again in Governors' Cup opener
September 12, 2017

DURHAM, North Carolina -- Ryan Yarbrough's credentials have become impeccable the past couple of seasons, but he was lacking postseason accomplishments.He has made up for that in a hurry.

Strikeout-happy Bulls clinch IL South Division

Rays affiliate sets Minor League single-season punchout record
August 24, 2017

Triple-A Durham clinched its division, perhaps appropriately, with a strikeout.The top Rays affiliate wrapped up the International League South Division with a 3-2 comeback victory over Gwinnett on Thursday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The title was the Bulls' first since 2014 and 13th in 20 seasons as a Triple-A

Prospect Roundup: Games of Aug. 17

Yarbrough shines for Bulls; Tucker homers again for Hooks
August 18, 2017

Rays LHP Ryan Yarbrough, Triple-A Durham: 6 1/3 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 8 K, 0 BB, 100 pitches, 71 strikes -- Yarbrough earned his 13th win with eight strikeouts Thursday, bouncing back from a loss on Aug. 11 that was his shortest outing in more than a month. The

'Aggressive' Groome leads Pitchers of the Week

No. 2 Red Sox prospect honored after fanning career-high eight
August 7, 2017

Jay Groome's first full season in the Minors may not be what he and the Red Sox expected, but last week, both saw what the left-hander is capable of. Groome allowed one hit and struck out a career-high eight batters over six dominant innings in a 1-0 win for Class

Yarbrough turns in another gem for Bulls

Rays No. 23 prospect allows three hits in 7 2/3 scoreless frames
August 6, 2017

Working off a string of stellar outings, Ryan Yarbrough provided the Triple-A Bulls with another gem on the mound.Tampa Bay's No. 23 prospect allowed three hits over 7 2/3 frames and Durham held on to defeat the Tides, 1-0, at Harbor Park. He didn't allow a walk and struck out

Bulls' Yarbrough strikes out career-best 13

Rays No. 23 prospect goes six, climbs atop IL leaderboards
July 22, 2017

Ryan Yarbrough climbed atop the International League leaderboards in wins and strikeouts with a dominant start on Friday, and he'd like to think those numbers are an accurate reflection of his growth as a pitcher this season.The Rays' 23rd-ranked prospect set a career high with 13 punchouts while allowing two

Sixth Inning Miscues Sink Bulls in 6-4 Loss

Gwinnett scores five runs in the sixth thanks to three Durham errors
April 14, 2017

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