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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Roster Moves Abound

The Rays cleared four spots from the 40-man roster, the Blue Jays are heading to the ALCS, and there are still three Division Series to be decided

Division Series - Texas Rangers v Toronto Blue Jays - Game Three Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images


Rays History:

On this date in 1976, Pat Burrell was born. He would be the #1 overall pick in the 1998 draft by the Philadelphia Phillies. After spending nine seasons with them, in which he was a two-time MVP candidate and also a World Series champion, he spent an unceremonious year and a half with the Tampa Bay Rays, and then was released, only to promptly regain his former abilities and helped begin the Giants even year crusades.


Name this former Ray based off his career stat line,

.298/.365/.417 - 173 HR - 112 wRC+ - 42.0 fWAR - 2,527 Games

Hints: this player was with the Rays in 1999, 3-time Allstar, 5-time Silver Slugger, and a Rookie of the Year runner up