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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Everything is awful and we can't have nice things, just cancel the rest of the season

Kevin Kiermaier will likely be out of action until late July

Tampa Bay Rays v Detroit Tigers Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images

Earlier this month, the Rays lost arguably their best player for at least a month if not more and now, thanks to an unfortunate dive, the Rays will be without the best defender in the game for almost two months.

Truly a crushing blow, and to make matters worse, the Rays let a winnable game slip away due to another poor performance from the bullpen ending their four game win streak and placing them back even at .500

Rays Links:

- In Topkin's Rays tales he has several members of the team look back at their first career hits with Longoria, Baldelli, as well as others telling their stories

- Kevin Kiermaier knew as soon as he hit the ground something was wrong, here's Topkin's complete story and the abbreviated tweet version below

- Need a refresher on Mikie Mahtook? Jared wrote this preview on him being a breakout candidate -- maybe putting up 7 WAR? -- back in January

- Neil Solondz offers up his notes on the Rays defeat

- MLB Daily Dish looks at the Rays recent struggles in the draft

Around the League:

- The latest MLB mock draft is out and it has A.J. Puk going number one

- The almost $200 million man, Jason Heyward made a fantastic catch, but also had leave immediately after with an injury

- Addison Russel is becoming one of the top short stops in the game

- Vanderbilt somehow pulled off a triple steal...again

- Yu Darvish will make his 2016 debut this Saturday