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Two dozen of the Rays prospects, in town for the annual Winter Camp, stopped by the Boys and Girls Club today with Richie Shaffer and Jake Hager showing off their best dance moves.

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In what is perhaps the greatest Telly video to be posted from the Rays, we can see prospects Richie Shaffer and Jake Hager busting out some sweet dance moves while volunteering at the Pinellas Park Boys and Girls Club.

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Shaffer later tweeted a picture of a ribbon he won while volunteering today.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Had such a great time at the Boys and Girls club today! Did some coloring.. Did some dancing.. Even won a ribbon!! <a href="http://t.co/iPdcoTKUub">pic.twitter.com/iPdcoTKUub</a></p>&mdash; Richie Shaffer (@Rshaff8) <a href="https://twitter.com/Rshaff8/statuses/423218976119066624">January 14, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times posted some additional pictures of the prospects visit to the Boys and Girls Club.

Per Kelly Nash, Rays Fan Fest is set for Saturday, February 22nd, so mark your calendars now!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Rays Fan Fest Officially February 22:)</p>&mdash; Kelly Nash (@KNashSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/KNashSports/statuses/423232937719775232">January 14, 2014</a></blockquote>

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You may remember him from making his Major League debut during the 2013 Wild Card Tiebreaker game, and now, Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier is officially on Twitter, (@KKiermaier39), so give him a follow!

Per the Rays Facebook page, Desmond Jennings will be signing autographs today in Largo at the Walmart on Roosevelt Boulevard from 10-11 AM.

Tommy Burch of the Des Moines Register writes about Jeremy Hellickson's friendship with Carson Cooper, a ten-year old currently battling leukemia.

Adam Berry of MLB.com highlights the seven Rays players who filed for arbitration yesterday, mentioning that he thinks Jose Lobaton may be traded by the end of the week.

Links

-Dallas Braden, he of the 19th Perfect Game in MLB history (which was thrown against the Rays on Mother's Day of 2010), told Susan Slusser of the SF Gate Chronicle that he is retiring. Braden described his shoulder as a "shredded mess".

-Doug Miller of MLB.com showcases the free agent bargains that are still available at this point in the offseason.

-Jonathan Bernhardt of Sports on Earth discusses the teams who need Masahiro Tanaka the most, with the Orioles, Yankees and Angels topping the list.

-Will you be planning to visit the Trop as Bud Selig makes his 2014 Farewell Tour?

-Dave Cameron of FanGraphs mentioned that SABR is seeking nominations for the best baseball analytics articles of 2013.

-If you're near the Durham area and enjoy college baseball, "Duel at the DBAP" was just announced yesterday and will be taking place on April 15. This will be the only meeting of the two rivals for the entire season. Tickets start at $10.