(3/10/2011) According to the St. Petersburg Times , C Toby Hall has signed with the Camden (N.J.) Riversharks of the independent Atlantic League. He last played in the majors in 2008, when he batted .260 with two homers and seven RBI for the White Sox.
Hall released by Rangers
(6/24/2010) The Rangers released minor-league catcher Toby Hall on Thursday.
Chavez among final cuts for Texas
(4/4/2010) Texas OF Endy Chavez, C Toby Hall and RP Willie Eyre will all casualties of the 25-man roster for the Rangers. They will begin the year in the minors.
Hall gearing up to play defense
(3/18/2010) MLB.com reports Rangers catcher Toby Hall tested his right arm on Wednesday with throws to third and second base. Hall, who came into spring training still recovering from shoulder surgery, has yet to play defense in a Cactus League game. He said he felt good throwing on Wednesday and could play in minor league games in the coming days. "I had good carry on my throws," Hall said. "I'll just keep on doing that every day."
C Hall agrees to minor-league deal
(1/24/2010) Free agent catcher Toby Hall agreed Friday to a minor-league contract with the Rangers that includes an invitation to spring training.
Hall to have surgery, contract voided
(2/22/2009) The Houston Chronicle reports that Astros C Toby Hall's minor-league contract has been voided after he decided to undergo surgery on his torn labrum and unstable right shoulder. Hall will be out of action for at least four months.
T. Hall shut down with shoulder issue
(2/18/2009) The Houston Chronicle reports that Astros C Toby Hall has been shut down from throwing because of problems with his right shoulder. He had an MRI performed on the troublesome joint Tuesday.
Astros invite six more to spring
(1/15/2009) The Astros announced Wednesday they invited six more players to spring training, bringing their non-roster total to 18: right-handers Jose F. Capellan, Danny Graves and Chad Paronto, along with one of the club's top pitching prospects, right-hander Sergio Perez. Two are catchers: Brian Esposito and Toby Hall.
White Sox decline option on C Hall
(10/30/2008) The White Sox declined the 2009 option on backup catcher Toby Hall.
(9/7/2008) White Sox C Toby Hall went 1-for-3 with a solo home run Sunday against the Angels. The home run was his second in 116 at-bats.
Hall homers for 1st time since '06
(6/18/2008)Toby Hall hit his first home run in two years to back Mark Buehrle's strong outing and power the Chicago White Sox to an 8-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night. The right-handed hitting Hall, a backup catcher starting against left-hander Tom Gorzelanny, hit a shot into the bullpen in left to give the White Sox a 2-0 lead in the second. It was his first homer since June 4, 2006, when he was with Tampa Bay. He finished the game 1-for-4.
Hall gets spot start for A.J.
(5/28/2008) According to The Sports Xchange notes: C A.J. Pierzynski was out of the starting lineup Tuesday, with manager Ozzie Guillen wanting to rest the regular starter. Guillen said it makes it easier to rest Pierzynski, knowing that backup Toby Hall is playing at such a high level. And Hall didn't disappoint, going 2-for-3 and raising his batting average to .375 on the season.
Healthy Hall back behind the plate
(5/23/2008)The Sports Xchange notes that Toby Hall got the start again Thursday against Cleveland. He went 3-for-3 and raised his average to .351. Manager Ozzie Guillen will stay with the rotation he has with the two catchers.
Hall singles three times Thursday
(5/23/2008) White Sox backup catcher Toby Hall, getting a rare start, went 3-for-3 Thursday against the Indians. He singled to lead off the eighth and was replaced by pinch-runner Brian Anderson. All three of his hits were singles.
Hall fills in for Pierzynski
(5/9/2008)The Sports Xchange notes that A.J. Pierzynski got a breather Thursday against Minnesota, with Toby Hall getting the starting nod. Hall went hitless, but he did pick up an RBI. More important, he threw out his first baserunner of the year, showing that his shoulder injury is truly behind him. Pierzynski will start Friday against Seattle.
Hall hits doubles before exiting
(5/5/2008) White Sox C Toby Hall was 1-for-2 Monday against the Blue Jays with his first double of the season before being lifted for a pinch hitter in the eighth. Hall has hit safely in his last four games (5-for-11) dating back to April 19.
Hall clears air over shoulder trouble
(4/8/2008)The Sports Xchange reports that White Sox C Toby Hall cleared the air Monday as far as lingering questions about the health of his right shoulder. "The bottom line is I don't ever want this to be an issue anymore," Hall said. The "issue" that's been bothering the veteran catcher was the health of Hall's right shoulder. He suffered the injury at the end of spring 2007, and opted to skip surgery and play through it all of last year and into this season. But at the start of camp, the team trainers opted to have him on a shoulder strengthening program the first three weeks, letting him finally play Cactus League games in mid-March. Though he has only started one game, Hall is reassuring his manager and the whole organization that they need not worry about his health.
Toby Hall could start Saturday
(4/4/2008) The Chicago Tribune notes that manager Ozzie Guillen said that backup catcher Toby Hall could get the start Saturday against Detroit LHP Dontrelle Willis.
(1/17/2008)The Sports Xchange reports White Sox C Toby Hall said his injured shoulder is completely healed and he has already started his offseason workout program. Hall, who was signed to a two-year, $3.65 million contract before the 2007 season, missed a good part of the first month after he dislocated his shoulder late in spring.
Hall could see more chances
(9/22/2007) C A.J. Pierzynski could have an easy last week of the season ahead of him, as Toby Hall made his second consecutive start on Friday, and the plan is to get rookie Donny Lucy a few more starts. Pierzynski was once again overworked this season, and in the final week, he will give the Sox a chance to lay down the whip, getting Hall and Lucy some work.
Toby Hall to see a start
(9/3/2007) C A.J. Pierzynski will likely miss the Detroit series, as he is heading back to his home in Orlando to attend a funeral for his wife's grandmother.
Hall doesn't miss a game
(7/25/2007) White Sox backup catcher Toby Hall was whacked in the back of the neck Tuesday night by Carlos Guillen's backswing and had to leave the game, but Hall started Wednesday against the Tigers.
C Hall leaves Tuesday's game
(7/24/2007) White Sox catcher Toby Hall was forced to leave in the sixth inning of Tuesday night's second half of a day-night doubleheader against Detroit when he was apparently hit in the neck with the backswing of Carlos Guillen's bat. Hall stayed at the plate for several minutes while he was attended to by trainer Herm Schneider, who then had to help him into the dugout and clubhouse. Hall looked dazed as he left the field. He was replaced by A.J. Pierzynski.
(7/19/2007)The Sports Xchange notes: C A.J. Pierzynski continued to be in and out of the starting lineup Wednesday at Cleveland, with Toby Hall getting more work, but Guillen said that this was by design and had nothing to do with Pierzynski having fluid drained from his knee this week.
C Hall hitless in Cleveland
(7/18/2007) SS Alex Cintron and C Toby Hall, each getting a spot start on Wednesday at Cleveland in the afternoon series finale, were hitless in four at-bats. Hall also struck out once in the win.
Toby Hall starts Friday
(7/14/2007)The Sports Xchange notes: C A.J. Pierzynski was given a breather at Baltimore on Friday, with Guillen opting to go with backup C Toby Hall. But the day off had nothing to do with the bruised right knee that Pierzynski is still receiving treatment on, but more to do with the fact that Baltimore started LHP Erik Bedard and Guillen wanted Hall's right-handed bat in the starting lineup. Pierzynski did get a pinch-hit single in the eighth inning.
Toby Hall starts Monday
(6/26/2007) C Toby Hall, who spent parts of seven seasons with Tampa Bay, returned to Tropicana Field Monday. He was able to spend Sunday night at his Tampa area home. "I have nothing but good memories. This is where I grew up," Hall said. "To wear this (Chicago) uniform with the tradition, it's a good feeling."
T. Hall to start Monday
(6/25/2007) C Toby Hall is scheduled to get the start Monday when the White Sox face LHP J.P. Howell in the opener of a four-game series in Tampa Bay.
C Hall remains out of lineup
(6/24/2007) White Sox C Toby Hall (flu) did not return to the team's lineup Sunday against the Cubs.
Hall sits out again Saturday
(6/24/2007) White Sox C Toby Hall (flu) did not return to the team's lineup Saturday against the Cubs.
Hall doesn't play Friday
(6/22/2007) White Sox C Toby Hall (flu) did not return to the team's lineup Friday against the Cubs.
Toby Hall ready for weekend
(6/22/2007)The Sports Xchange notes: C Toby Hall was starting to feel better after having flu-like symptoms Tuesday morning, and was then forced out of that game after getting hit in the head on Dan Uggla's backswing during the first inning. Hall said that he was available if needed Wednesday, and he would definitely be ready for the weekend series against the Cubs.
Toby Hall gets IV treatment
(6/20/2007) White Sox backup catcher Toby Hall spent 90 minutes at a hospital Tuesday night while he received five bags of fluid intravenously. Hall was taken out after playing only four innings during the 7-5 loss to Florida earlier that day because of flulike symptoms. He also was hit in the head by a backswing at the plate.
C Hall leaves Tuesday's game
(6/20/2007) Toby Hall left Tuesday's game against the Marlins after four innings with flu-like symptoms. He was also hit in the head by the backswing of Dan Uggla's bat in the first inning.
Toby Hall plays Sunday
(6/12/2007)The Sports Xchange reports C A.J. Pierzynski started Monday after dropping his appeal of a one-game suspension for tossing his helmet after he was ejected from Thursday's game against the New York Yankees. Pierzynski served the suspension Sunday on a day that he was going to be sitting for C Toby Hall anyway.
Hall gets a start Wednesday
(5/31/2007) Toby Hall made his third start of the season on Wednesday since being called up from his rehab assignment (torn right labrum) in Triple-A Charlotte on May 17.
Toby Hall to start Wednesday
(5/29/2007) C Toby Hall was expected to get the start behind the plate at the Twins Monday, as the Sox were facing LHP Johan Santana, but manager Ozzie Guillen opted for A.J. Pierzynski.
Toby Hall starts again
(5/28/2007) C Toby Hall got the start behind the plate Sunday, his second since being recalled from the 15-day disabled list last week. "It feels a little weird," he said of seeing his name on the starting lineup. "It'll be good to get out there, especially here at home."
Hall makes first 2007 start
(5/18/2007) White Sox C Toby Hall (shoulder) made his first start of the season behind home plate for the White Sox Friday afternoon at the Cubs. He had two hits starting in place of A.J. Pierzynski, but he also had two errors and a costly passed ball.
White Sox bring C Hall of DL
(5/17/2007) The White Sox activated catcher Toby Hall from the 15-day disabled list Thursday. Hall, who dislocated his right shoulder diving for a ball while playing first base in a spring training game March 25, had been on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte. He batted .263 with two homers and seven RBI in the five rehab games. He had been on the DL since April 1. The White Sox made room on the roster Wednesday night by optioning catcher Gustavo Molina to Charlotte. Hall is a a career .265 hitter during eight major league seasons with Tampa Bay and the Dodgers. He signed a two-year deal with the White Sox in December to serve as the primary backup to A.J. Pierzynski.
C Hall likely back Thursday
(5/17/2007) The White Sox optioned backup catcher Gustavo Molina to Triple-A Charlotte after the second game of Wednesday's day-night doubleheader against the Yankees and are expected to activate Toby Hall off the 15-day disabled list Thursday.
Hall homers in rehab game
(5/14/2007) C Toby Hall, currently on an injury rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte, went 1-for-4 with a solo homer on Sunday. He dislocated his shoulder in the final week of spring training.
Hall begins rehab assignment
(5/12/2007) Catcher Toby Hall, on the disabled list as he recovers from a dislocated right shoulder, began a rehabilitation assignment with Charlotte Saturday.
Hall to begin rehab assignment
(5/12/2007) White Sox backup catcher Toby Hall (torn right labrum) is scheduled to start his minor league rehab Saturday. Hall has been out since spring training and is likely going to Triple-A Charlotte on Saturday, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said.
Toby Hall set for rehab
(5/11/2007) Backup C Toby Hall (torn right labrum) has not officially been told that he will begin his rehab assignments in Triple-A Charlotte this weekend, but he seems ready to go. "I'm a little nervous, but it's a good feeling that at least I know where I'm going," Hall said. "It's one of those things where it's, 'Wow, I'm really going to play.' You've been working so hard to get to that point now, it seems like it's almost not true."
Hall ready for rehab assignment
(5/5/2007) Backup C Toby Hall, who dislocated his right shoulder in a spring training game on March 25, was examined by Dr. Lewis Yocum in Anaheim and given the green light to go on a minor league rehab assignment. "The doctor said I was way ahead of schedule," Hall said. "When it happened, they were thinking surgery. But in my mind, I was going to give it a good month and a half and see if it's a go."
Toby Hall considered for DH spot
(4/30/2007) C Toby Hall was being considered for the DH spot as he recovers from a separated shoulder, but GM Ken Williams decided against it. "I actually talked to Toby during the game after Jim Thome got hurt and asked him where he was physically and hitting-wise because I looked at him potentially as an option to DH," Williams said. "He said he could do it. We thought about sending him down to Charlotte for a few days to get his hitting rhythm back, but ultimately by the end of the game (Friday) I decided and told Toby he was too important to our second half to risk him going out and sliding awkwardly. I'd feel terrible because he's worked so hard."
Toby Hall progresses through injury
(4/28/2007) C Toby Hall continued making progress in his rehab from a torn right labrum, as the reserve catcher stretched out his throwing program and went all-out for the first time since suffering his injury back in spring training. Hall threw to the pitcher, second base and third base, while also playing long toss, and most importantly, reported no pain or "popping" in his shoulder. "Keep moving on, every day," Hall said. "Today, even, felt way better than yesterday. That's what I'm trying to see, as far as my body reacting to everything."
(4/21/2007) There's no timetable for the return of backup C Toby Hall (shoulder), but White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said he's been pleased with the progress he's made during rehab sessions.
Toby Hall's rehab intensifies
(4/16/2007) C Toby Hall continued moving forward with his throwing program, and now things could be intensified on Tuesday. Hall, who is trying to rehab from a torn right labrum suffered late in spring, made 80 throws on Sunday, including some from more than 90 feet. He felt fine afterward, according to head trainer Herm Schneider.
Hall making progress in rehab
(4/14/2007) White Sox C Toby Hall (dislocated right shoulder) threw for the first time Friday since being injured in the final week of spring training. Hall is trying to rehab the shoulder instead of having season-ending surgery. "He's made great progress, but I don't want him to rush," Guillen said. "Every time someone's on the DL, you have a Plan B. If he comes back, it's a luxury."
Toby Hall takes baby steps
(4/10/2007) C Toby Hall, who has been on the 15-day disabled list since the start of the season with a torn right labrum, threw a weighted ball 15 times on Monday afternoon but has yet to go all out with a baseball.
C Hall to throw on Monday
(4/8/2007) Toby Hall, expected to miss at least the first month with a torn right labrum, will start throwing on Monday. Hall was injured diving for a ground ball late in spring training.
Hall starts season on the DL
(4/1/2007) White Sox backup catcher Toby Hall (dislocated right shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 26 on Sunday.
Toby Hall ready to rehab
(3/31/2007) C Toby Hall will stay with the team and go through rehabilitation for the torn right labrum for the next month, and after that four- or five-week period he will be re-evaluated. If there is little or no progress, he will then undergo season-ending surgery to repair the shoulder. "If he has surgery right now, he's going to miss the whole year," manager Ozzie Guillen said. "There's a 50-50 chance to recover from rehab. That's why right now they're going to try rehab him through April, then at the end of April we're going to make the decision to have the surgery or not. That's where we are right now. Why not take the 50-50 chance and see what happens?" Hall, however, didn't seem real optimistic when he talked to reporters: "Well, that little dive may have just cost me the season," he said.
C Hall will try rehab first
(3/28/2007) The Chicago Tribune reports that White Sox backup backstop Toby Hall has opted to go with three weeks of rehab on his torn labrum instead of having season-ending surgery. He will rehab in Tampa Bay with someone who is familiar with him. Hall felt better on Tuesday. "There's a 50-50 chance to recover from rehab," manager Ozzie Guillen said. "That's why right now they're going to try to rehab him through April. Then at the end of April we're going to make the decision to have the surgery or not. That's where we are right now."
Toby Hall done for the season
(3/27/2007) Numerous reports out of Chicago state that White Sox backup catcher Toby Hall has a torn labrum in his right shoulder and is expected to be out for the season. He will have a second opinion this week. "I'm hearing the MRI wasn't encouraging," Sox GM Kenny Williams said. "Certainly it lends itself to be more pessimistic rather than optimistic at this point. But as for all the details, we're not quite sure what extent the major injury is. It's safe to assume it's going to be a while." The Chicago Tribune reports the Sox appear to be leaning towards replacing Hall with minor leaguer Gustavo Molina, a defensive specialist who is hitting .222 this spring with a homer and seven RBI in 18 at-bats.
Hall bangs up shoulder Sunday
(3/26/2007) White Sox backup catcher Toby Hall, who was playing first base, hurt his shoulder when he dove for a ground ball in the ninth inning. Hall left the game and was taken to a hospital for X-rays. The White Sox said results would be available Monday. "Hopefully it's no big deal. Hopefully a couple of days he'll be coming back," Chicago manager Ozzie Guillen said. "What the doctor told me in the beginning he said he shouldn't be that bad. But you never know."
Hall goes 3-for-3 on Friday
(3/23/2007) White Sox backup C Toby Hall went 3-for-3 with a RBI during Friday's spring game against the White Sox. He is now hitting .379 with four runs, two doubles and five RBI in 10 spring games.
White Sox add backup C Hall
(12/17/2006) The White Sox and free-agent catcher Toby Hall agreed Sunday on a two-year, $3.65-million contract that includes a club option for 2009. Hall combined to hit .259 (72-for-278) with 17 doubles, eight home runs and 31 RBI in 85 games for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers last season. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Hall -- who debuted with Tampa Bay in 2000 and was traded to the Dodgers in late June -- is a career .265 hitter with 116 doubles, 44 home runs and 259 RBI. He has thrown out 116 of 359 attempted base stealers.
Dodgers make C Hall a free agent
(12/13/2006) The Dodgers non-tendered catcher Toby Hall and outfielder Jayson Werth, making them free agents.
Toby Hall plays Thursday
(9/8/2006) Toby Hall started the series opener at the Mets Thursday behind the plate Thursday to give Russell Martin a day off after the team arrived from Milwaukee in the wee hours of Thursday morning.
Toby Hall limited as backup
(9/1/2006) Toby Hall has played six games in the past month, with three RBI and one run scored.
Hall gets big hit in rare start
(8/6/2006) Wilson Betemit and Toby Hall each had a two-run hit to help the Dodgers complete their first series sweep in Miami since May 19-21, 2000.
Toby Hall: Play me or trade me
(7/14/2006) MLB.com reports that Dodgers C Toby Hall is not happy catching every so often behind catcher-of-the-future Russell Martin and wants to find a new home. Hall caught daily for the Devil Rays before the deal. "It's not helping me or the club to catch once a week," said Hall. "Some people say I'm complaining about playing time, but that's not it. I'm looking to the future. I have no future here. I got traded into this. There are plenty of guys out there who can do this. ... I've tried to be positive, but my agent is fed up and I'm fed up."
Hall has first big Dodger day
(7/9/2006) C Toby Hall had three hits and drove in three runs -- his first RBI since being traded to the Dodgers by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on June 27.
C Hall becomes Dodgers backup
(6/27/2006) The Devil Rays traded pitcher Mark Hendrickson and catcher Toby Hall to the Dodgers on Tuesday for pitcher Jae Seo, minor-league catcher Dioner Navarro and a player to be named. "Mark will add some depth to our starting rotation as we head into the second half of the season," Dodgers GM Ned Colletti. "Toby is an experienced catcher who will serve us well both behind the plate and off the bench." Red-hot rookie Russell Martin will retain his starting job, but Hall gives the Dodgers veteran insurance with seldom-used Sandy Alomar Jr.
Toby Hall could be traded
(6/27/2006) Toby Hall appears to be the subject of trade talks that could ship him out of Tampa Bay and bring in a young catcher who could end up behind the plate for years. Possibilities would appear to include Jeff Mathis of the Angels, Dioner Navarro of the Dodgers and Seattle's Jeff Clement.
Toby Hall struggling again
(6/13/2006) Hall is hitting only .136 with a homer and three RBI in his past six games.
Toby Hall hitless vs. Baltimore
(5/31/2006) Toby Hall went hitless in four at-bats in Tuesday's 7-5 loss to Baltimore.
Toby Hall homers Friday
(5/20/2006) Hall went 2-for-4 with a solo shot, his fifth homer, in the ninth to tie the game against the Marlins and send it into extra inning. The Bradenton Herald notes that interim manager Bill Evers dropped Hall down to seventh in the lineup and it paid off.
T. Hall homers Tuesday
(5/16/2006) Toby Hall hit his third homer of the season Tuesday against the White Sox.
Hall hitting well lately
(5/9/2006) Toby Hall has hit safely in six of his last seven games. He's hitting .333 during that span.
(5/5/2006) Toby Hall struck out in the eighth inning Thursday against the N.Y. Yankees, the first time he fanned in 64 plate appearances.
Maddon impressed with Toby Hall
(5/2/2006) Toby Hall is off to one of his best starts at the plate, but Tampa manager Joe Maddon said he likes what Hall is doing behind the plate even more. "The biggest thing I'm liking about Toby is that he's growing as a receiver and a game-caller," Maddon said.
Toby Hall hits third homer
(5/1/2006) Toby Hall hit a two-run homer for Tampa Bay against Boston Sunday.
Toby Hall gets day off
(4/26/2006) Toby Hall got a rest Wednesday in New York with Josh Paul starting behind the plate against RHP Chien-Ming Wang. "Toby needs a day off," Maddon said. "I just thought it was a good matchup."
Toby Hall has small hit streak
(4/21/2006) Hall has hit safely in his past five games and in eight of his past nine contests. He has multiple hits in five of those games.
Devil Rays' Hall hits rare homer
(4/12/2006) C Toby Hall's homer Monday was his first since last June 7. He had gone 298 at-bats without one.
Slow start for Toby Hall
(4/10/2006) Toby Hall has collected a mere two hits in his first 14 at-bats (.143) of the season for Tampa Bay. The Rays host Baltimore and Kansas City on the schedule this week, so Hall will look to turn it around.
Toby Hall hits one out Monday
(3/28/2006) Toby Hall hit his second spring homer Monday against Boston.
Hall drafted in Round 15
(2/13/2006) Toby Hall was the 175th overall selection (fifteenth round) in the 2006 CBS SportsLine.com AL Experts League. He recorded a .287 BA with five home runs and 48 RBI in 432 AB in 2005.
Hall gets contract from Rays
(12/21/2005) The Devil Rays and catcher Toby Hall agreed to a one-year contract Tuesday. Hall batted .287 with five home runs and 48 RBI in 432 at-bats with Tampa Bay last season.
Hall sits out with stiff neck
(8/28/2005) C Toby Hall was out of the lineup with neck stiffness Saturday, but he was able to pinch hit.
Hall clears waivers
(8/24/2005) The St. Petersburg Times reports that Toby Hall made it through waivers, which means he can now be traded before the Aug. 31 deadline.
Toby Hall knocking in runs
(8/12/2005) Toby Hall had 16 RBI in his last 18 starts through Thursday.
Toby Hall goes 2-for-3
(7/31/2005) Hall went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI against Kansas City Saturday.
C Hall snaps hitless streak
(6/21/2005) Toby Hall's fourth-inning single Monday night stopped an 0-for-16 slide.
Toby Hall gets a night off
(6/15/2005) Hall got a routine day off for Wednesday's game against the Brewers. Recently recalled Kevin Cash got the start in his absence.
Toby Hall cemented as No. 1
(6/13/2005) Not that there was much dispute before, but Hall is now cemented as the No. 1 catcher in Tampa Bay following the release of Charles Johnson on Monday.
Hall collects two hits
(6/8/2005) Toby Hall went 2-for-4 with an RBI and one run scored in Tuesday's 9-7 loss to Cincinnati.
Rays' Hall remains solid
(6/2/2005) Toby Hall went 1-for-3 with one run scored in Wednesday's 11-2 loss to Oakland. He is hitting .309 for the season.
Hall connects for HR
(10:44 am ET) Toby Hall went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Wednesday's 6-4 loss to Detroit.
Hall goes 1-for-4
(5/18/2005) Toby Hall went 1-for-4 with an RBI in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to Detroit.
Toby Hall extends hit streak
(5/11/2005) Hall was 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Tuesday's game against the White Sox to extend his hitting streak to 11 games.
Toby Hall has two more hits
(5/4/2005) Hall was 2-for-4 with a double in Wednesday's game against the Yankees.
Rays' Hall remains hot
(5/4/2005) Toby Hall went 2-for-4 in Tuesday's 11-4 win over the N.Y. Yankees.
Hall finally homers for Rays
(5/2/2005) C Toby Hall's seventh-inning homer was the first by a Tampa Bay catcher this season.
(4/27/2005) Toby Hall went 1-for-3 with one run scored in Tuesday's 7-5 loss to Toronto.
Hall impressive vs. Yanks
(4/19/2005) Toby Hall went 2-for-3 with three runs scored in Monday's 19-8 loss to the Yankees.
Toby Hall expected to sit
(4/14/2005) Hall is expected to be rested for Thursday's game against the Orioles, giving newly-acquired Charles Johnson his first start.
Hall to sit vs. Jays
(4/6/2005) The St. Petersburg Times reports Charles Johnson, not Toby Hall, will start for the Devil Rays Wednesday vs. Toronto.
Toby Hall has two hits
(4/4/2005) Hall was 2-for-4 in Monday's regular season opener against Toronto.
Hall to lose spot?
(3/11/2005) The St. Petersburg Times reports Toby Hall had a passed ball and throwing error on Thursday, his second of each. Manager Lou Piniella did not close the door when asked if Kevin Cash could challenge for Hall's job. "He's gotta swing the bat," Piniella said. "He's a good catch-and-throw guy, but he hasn't shown he can hit consistently at the big-league level."
Devil Rays re-sign Hall for one year
(1/31/2005) Toby Hall signs a one-year deal with the Devil Rays.
Toby Hall wants to stay in Tampa
(9/27/2004) The Tampa Tribune reports that Hall hopes to return to the Devil Rays next season. He enters the offseason with arbitration eligibility. "This is where I want to be," he said.
Toby Hall mired in a slump
(8/2/2004) Hall was hitless in four at-bats in Monday's game against the Red Sox.
Toby Hall might move up
(7/29/2004) The Tampa Tribune reports that Hall could be bumped up in the batting order because of how well he has been hitting. "He can find holes, the seams," said manager Lou Piniella. "The fact he doesn't strike out very much helps the situation out in the clutch."
Toby Hall hits three singles
(7/18/2004) Hall went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored Sunday against Baltimore. He has five multi-hit games in his last seven contests.
Toby Hall heating up in July
(7/12/2004) Hall is batting .346 (9-for-26) with seven RBI in eight games in July. He is 8-for-14 in his last four games.
Hall scores three
(6/13/2004) One day after snapping a 10-game hitting streak, Toby Hall went 2-for-3 with three runs on Saturday against the Rockies. He hit his fifth home run as well.
Hall hits in eight straight
(6/7/2004) Toby Hall is hitting .344 (11-for-32) in his current eight game hitting-streak.
Toby Hall gets passed up
(5/5/2004) The Tampa Tribune reports that Hall might begin losing more starts to Brook Fordyce because of the latter's ability to handle the pitching staff.
Toby Hall goes 1-for-2
(4/10/2004) Hall was 1-for-2 with a walk in Friday's game against the Orioles.
Toby Hall hits in three straight
(4/7/2004) Hall has hit safely in his first three games of the season, going 6-for-8. He had hit an uninspiring .250 in 11 spring games.
Toby Hall hitting better
(7/23/2003) Hall was 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Wednesday at Boston.
Toby Hall's average climbing
(6/10/2003) Hall has batted .315 (40-for-127) the past seven weeks, raising his season average from .218 to .278.
Toby Hall returns on Sunday
(5/18/2003) Hall (strained calf) returned to the lineup on Sunday after missing Saturday's game. He was 2-for-5 with an RBI.
Toby Hall has a three-hit night
(5/14/2003) Hall was 3-for-4 with two runs scored in Tuesday's game at Toronto.
Toby Hall returns for Tampa Bay
(5/11/2003) The slumping Hall got the start on Sunday and was 0-for-4. His average fell to .223. Javier Valentin had started the past two days.
Toby Hall back in the lineup
(3/6/2003) Hall (nose) returned to the lineup on Wednesday. He was 1-for-3 with an RBI double.
Toby Hall nursing hip injury
(3/5/2003) Toby Hall left Monday's game in the fifth inning after being hit in the mask with a foul ball, according to the Tampa Tribune. He did not play in Tuesday's exhibition game. He suffered a cut on his nose, but is fine. He is considered day to day.
(8/20/2002) Devil Rays manager Hal McRae told The Tampa Tribune that while Hall "will be the guy" at catcher eventually, he is in no hurry to return the starting job to Hall. The youngster has hit .302 (31-for-103) since being recalled from Triple-A Durham June 25, but continues to share time with John Flaherty behind the plate. Hall might move into the full-time role in September if he continues his hot hitting, but right now neither catcher is a great option for Fantasy leaguers to consider.
(8/19/2002) Hall went 3-for-4 Sunday against Kansas City and is 12-for-24 in his past six games. He will continue to share time with John Flaherty, but might move into the full-time role in September if he keeps up his hot hitting. Right now, neither Hall nor Flaherty is a great Fantasy starter while sharing at-bats at catcher.
(8/5/2002) Hall will split time at catcher with John Flaherty. The St. Petersburg Times reports that Hall and Flaherty will take turns in the starting lineup starting three consecutive games each. Hall will have an increased role in the lineup but will be ineffective as a Fantasy player.
(6/26/2002) Hall was recalled from Triple-A Durham and Paul Hoover was optioned to the minors. Hall started on Tuesday and was 3-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored. He has minimal Fantasy value.
(5/29/2002) Hall was optioned to Triple-A Durham by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. The team called up Paul Hoover to take his place on the active roster. John Flaherty will see an increase in playing time now that Hall has been demoted.
(5/25/2002) Hall (thumb) returned to the Tampa Bay lineup on Friday. Hall has not hit well early in the year, but he is still expected to play often for the Devil Rays.
(5/23/2002) According to the St. Petersburg Times, Hall will return to the starting lineup Friday and play five days a week. Hall, who is hitting just .198 this season, needs to improve at the plate before Fantasy owners should consider starting him on a regular basis.
(5/20/2002) According to the St. Petersburg Times, Hall is not expected to play until Thursday. He suffered a bruised right thumb Friday and still has a tender left ankle, which he injured two weeks ago. Trainers drilled a hole in Hall's fingernail Saturday morning and drained fluid from the thumb to relieve pressure. Reserve Hall for the upcoming period.
(5/18/2002) Hall (hand) missed Saturday's game against Baltimore. Hall, who was replaced in the starting lineup by John Flaherty, remains day to day.
(5/18/2002) Hall left Fridays game in Baltimore in the eighth inning after taking a foul tip off his hand. He is day to day.
(5/13/2002) Hall remains the starting catcher in Tampa Bay despite John Flaherty playing this past weekend. "Toby's going to catch five days a week for a while," manager Hal McRae told the Tampa Tribune. "I don't know how long we're going to go with that, but as of now, that was the plan going into the season and it's too early to make any changes. John deserves to play, but Toby's the guy." Hall is batting just .189, however, so starting him at this point is a real gamble.
(5/9/2002) Hall has been a major disappointment thus far, hitting just .192 with a home run and nine RBI. Unless you play in an AL-only league, benching Hall is advised.
(8/7/2001) Hall will return to the starting lineup on Tuesday. He had missed five straight games because of a bruised knee.
(8/6/2001) Hall was sidelined once again Sunday because of a bruised knee. He is expected to return on Monday or Tuesday, however. John Flaherty will start at catcher if he is unable to play.
(8/3/2001) Hall sat out Thursday's game because of a bruised and swollen knee. He will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis. John Flaherty replaced him at catcher.
(7/26/2001) Hall will be recalled by the Devil Rays on Thursday after the trade of Mike DiFelice to Arizona, according to the St. Petersburg Times. Manager Hal McRae says Hall will do "a lot" of the catching. Pick Hall up now if he's still available in your league.
(7/19/2001) Manager Hal McRae said Hall could be called up from Triple-A Durham in the next month. Hall was the MVP of the future's game, a showcase of minor league All-Stars.