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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links for December 2nd, 2016 - Andrew McCutchen trade rumors, Braves acquire Jaime Garcia, and the non tender deadline

Rays history and trivia, plus the latest around the game of baseball

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December 2nd in Rays History

2013 - The Rays resigned Jose Molina to a two year deal. Molina had spent the prior two years with the Rays and accrued a total of 0.7 fWAR. However, Molina’s value plummeted in 2014 and after a year of -1.4 fWAR, his career would be over.

2015 - The Rays acquired Hank Conger from the Houston Astros. Conger struggled for the Rays in 2016, and would lose his job in the majors by the end of July.

Rays Trivia

Fun with pinch hitters

The Rays have used a pinch-hitter, 2,367 times

Those pinch-hitters have homered 47 times

Five of those times have been of the walk-off variety

Name those five heroes! (five players who pinch-hit and hit a walk-off HR)