Monday, September 9th, is the final remaining off day for the rest of the regular season for the Rays. Yesterday’s day off brought us the news of two new acquisitions for the Rays. Delmon Young signed a minor league contract with Tampa Bay and is reporting to Montgomery, and David DeJesus was claimed off of waivers with a deal to be finalized today, per Marc Topkin.
This weekend the Rays take on the Yankees for a three-game series at the Trop. The expected pitching matchups are Archer-Kuroda, Price-Sabathia, and Cobb-Nova on Sunday. On Saturday the 24th, there is a Moore Cowbell giveaway and the Rays wives are selling Mystery Balls with proceeds benefitting All Children’s Hospital. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Reminder: On 8/24, <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Rays&src=hash">#Rays</a> wives will host the 3rd annual Mystery Ball to benefit <a href="https://twitter.com/allchildrens">@allchildrens</a>.Get info here: <a href="http://t.co/JhzKM7AhpV">http://t.co/JhzKM7AhpV</a></p>— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) <a href="https://twitter.com/RaysBaseball/statuses/370544523509653506">August 22, 2013</a></blockquote>
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-Learn more about the "Rays Way" with Howard Megdal of Sports on Earth.
-Jonah Keri of Grantland hosted a Q&A with James Shields about his pickoff move.
-The Hillsborough County Commissioner wants Sulphur Springs to be the next stadium site for the Rays.
-Ducky’s Sports Lounge won initial City Council approval yesterday.
-Richie Shaffer didn’t exactly live up to expectations this year with the Charlotte Stone Crabs.
-Ryan Braun admitted to his PED use yesterday and issued a formal apology.
-David Ortiz discussed his thoughts on Ryan Dempster hitting A-Rod with a pitch earlier this week.
-Could Buster Posey transition into a third baseman? Bruce Bochy thinks it’s a possibility.
-Drake’s newest collaboration is with New Era Caps and the MLB Fan Cave got a sneak peek at some of the hats he designed. I am digging the gold/black cap!