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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Corey Dickerson carries Rays to victory

Corey Dickerson and Erasmo Ramirez impressed during the Rays victory

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Corey Dickerson, making his Rays debut, showed that his power isn't limited to Coors Field as he lifted a gargantuan home run that soared beyond the deck in right field that eventually rolled approximately 569 feet from home plate. The blast gave Dickerson his first home run of the spring propelled the Rays to a 10-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.

"He shortened up a little bit on that pitch. I don’t think we’ll ever see the typical shorten-up swing, but if you look at the first two pitches he swung at, he about fell over. That was his shorten-up swing, I guess, and it went a long way." - Kevn Cash

- Clips from the game

  • Erasmo was dealing
  • If this Desmond Jennings can stay healthy, that'd be nice
  • Steve Pearce has a very closed stance, made going the other way, look very easy
  • Dickerson can hit a ball very far

Here are couple of sound bites following the game from Erasmo Ramirez and Corey Dickerson

- Souza update


- The center of Rays trade rumors this winter, Javier Baezstruggled in center field yesterday

- Dayron Varona thrillingly defected from Cuba three years with the hopes of pursuing professional baseball. Now that he's on the cusp of reaching the majors, baseball may bring him back home.

- Remembering Hubert Mizell, a long time sports columnist for the St Petersburg Times

The Tampa Bay Times did a write-up on Johnny Field, whose father's biceps would make Jose Canseco jealous

If you aren't following HankGate, you need to be. The Brewers are preparing to address the matter later this morning.