Bobby Wilson
C TB
3 weeks ago

Wilson will elect free agency, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wilson is keeping the door open for a return to the Tampa Bay, but Topkin speculates that Wilson will be able to land a major league contract elsewhere. While the 33-year-old has struck out in more than a quarter of his plate appearances in each of the past two seasons, Rays pitchers praised his preparation and intangibles.

Bobby Wilson
C TB
3 weeks ago

Wilson cleared outright waivers, Steve Carney of 620 WDAE Tampa Bay reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Rays bumped Wilson from the 40-man roster, and after going unclaimed on waivers, the 33-year-old can elect free agency. He presumably will opt to test the open market, because while Wilson hit just .237/.270/.355 between Detroit, Texas and Tampa Bay last year, catching depth is always in demand and he could at least get a spring training invite from another club.

Bobby Wilson
C TB
2 months ago

Wilson is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Wilson ended the season as the Rays' primary catcher, but he'll give way to Luke Maile behind the plate in the season finale. The Rays have long prioritized defense above all else from their catchers, and while Wilson fits the bill in that regard, he'll turn 34 in April and doesn't have much of a track record as a regular starter in the majors. If the Rays retain him this offseason, he seems more likely to open the coming season in a backup role.

Bobby Wilson
C TB
2 months ago

Wilson went 2-for-3 with a solo homer in Wednesday's 11-5 loss to the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

The backstop's seventh round-tripper of the season kicked off a four-homer barrage for the Rays in the third, which helped cut in to what had been a 7-0 Yankees lead. It was Wilson's second homer of September, with both of them having come in the last six games. He's also hit six of his seven bombs overall on the season with the Rays, his third team of 2016 following stints with the Tigers and Rangers.

Bobby Wilson
C TB
3 months ago

Wilson is out of the lineup Monday against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

While Wilson seems to have inched ahead of Luke Maile as the Rays' primary catcher, both backstops figure to see plenty of work down the stretch. Maile, who has been faring better offensive in his recent starts, will get the nod Monday in the matchup against the Orioles' Ubaldo Jimenez.

Bobby Wilson
C TB
3 months ago

Wilson is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Luke Maile gets the start behind the dish in place of Wilson for Friday's game against Marcus Stroman and Toronto. In limited playing time in August, Wilson slashed .268/.318/.463 with a pair of home runs in 41 at-bats. He figures to continue on in a semi-regular role with the Rays, splitting time with Maile and Curt Casali.

Bobby Wilson
C TB
3 months ago

Wilson went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI against the Red Sox on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Wilson has been a surprising source of production behind the plate, collecting six hits in his last 12 at-bats, including a home run and three RBI. The 33-year-old's success is unexpected, as the Rays are his third organization this season, and he is the owner of a career .213 batting average.

Bobby Wilson
C TB
3 months ago

Wilson is out of the lineup Sunday against the Astros, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's just a regular day off for Wilson, who will give way to Like Maile behind the plate.

Bobby Wilson
C TB
3 months ago

Wilson went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran backstop provided the only runs on the day for the Rays, plating Corey Dickerson with a fifth-inning two-run blast to left. Wilson has hits in two of his last three games and is capable of providing occasional pop in his occasional starts.

Bobby Wilson
C TB
3 months ago

Wilson went 3-for-4 with a double and run in Wednesday's 4-3 extra-inning victory over the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran backstop broke out for his first multi-hit game since Aug. 6, when he'd made his first start in a Rays uniform. Wilson has slashed .233/.303/.367 over his 30 at-bats since his return to Tampa after his release from the Rangers.