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Name to throw in the hat

There is no rumor that the Rays are interested in him, but he would fit the criteria of the type of guy we are trying to get.

According to MLBTR, OF Todd Linden will be released by the A's:

Outfielder Todd Linden hit .353/.421/.482 in 85 Spring Training at-bats in 2007.  That and the fact that he was out of options helped him snag the Giants' fourth outfielder job that year.  Linden can play all three outfield positions.

This year the 27 year-old boasts a spring line of .577/.633/.885 in 26 ABs.

This is a guy who has never really got a opportunity for regular playing time, but has done all that he can to try and earn it. This guy is a former first round pick, who has never had more than 184 at bats in a season, and those at-bats were mainly in substitution duties. I think this is someone the Rays should target and take a look at.