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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links for December 7th, 2016 - Rays Sign Wilson Ramos, Red Sox Acquire Chris Sale

The Rays made a huge addition while the Red Sox made several major moves

MLB: Washington Nationals at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports


*Much more to come on Wilson Ramos later today

December 7th in Rays History

One former Rays player was born on this date: Tino Martinez (1967)

2001 - The Rays re-signed short stop, Chris Gomez, whom they picked up halfway through the past season. During his year and a half Rays tenure, Gomez slashed .275/.313/.440 with 18 HR over 185 games. Marc Topkin considers him a player the Rays let slip away.

2005 - Dewon Brazelton, the former first round draft pick by the Rays, is traded to the San Diego Padres for former uber-prospect, Sean Burroughs. Both players wouldn’t go on to do too much.

2006 - After resurrecting his career, former number one prospect, Josh Hamilton, was left off the Rays 40-man roster and he’d be selected by the Chicago Cubs during the Rule V draft, he would then be flipped to the Cincinnati Reds. He would go on to be a perennial award winner.