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Daily News, Links, Trivia, and History for January 4th, 2017

Chicago White Sox v Tampa Bay Rays Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images

Links

BASEBALL THINGS NEED TO HAPPEN TODAY...PLEASE

History

One former Rays player was born on this date; Jason Bourgeois (1982)

2012 - The Rays signed veteran reliever, Fernando Rodney. He’d go on to have a historic season putting up some of the best numbers for a reliever in history. Over 76 games that season, Rodney held down a 0.60 ERA and a 2.13 FIP to go along with a 27% strikeout rate and a 5.3% walk rate.

Trivia

Fun With Splits

Name the top five left-handed hitters in Rays history with the highest OPS against left-handed pitchers (minimum of 100 plate appearances)

  1. ___________ .856
  2. ___________ .812
  3. ___________ .799
  4. ___________ .786
  5. ___________ .751