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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Brandon Lowe reportedly signs extension

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Brandon Lowe will be a member of the Rays for a long time to come

Tampa Bay Rays Photo Day Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

There was some huge new for the Tampa Bay Rays reported late last night as Ken Rosenthal tweeted that the Rays and Brandon Lowe had come to terms on a six year deal.

Marc Topkin later reported that the contract extension also included two option year, making it a possible eight year contract extension for Brandon Lowe, who only has 148 big league plate appearances under his belt.

Game Notes

The Rays lost yesterday, 6-2, against the New York Yankees. Tyler Glasnow was great, until he wasn’t, as he lost command during a disastrous 3rd inning. Overall, Glasnow recorded 3 13 innings pitched, allowing five runs on four hits, while he walked four and struck out four.

Jalen Beeks surrendered a home run during his 1 13 innings pitched. Ryne Stanek collected two strikeouts. Andrew Kittredge had a scoreless outing. Cole Sulser continued his impressive, and thus far, scoreless spring with a perfect frame in the 8th, collecting a strikeout as well.

Offensively, Joey Wendle had a single and also played shortstop for the Rays. Daniel Robertson doubled, Michael Perez and Kevin Kiermaier were the only other Rays regulars with hits.

News and Links

It seems the race is down to Hoby Milner, Hunter Wood, Adam Kolarek, and Emilio Pagan

In this article, Toribio notes that Kevin Cash says they’d like to have all the roster decisions made by Friday (their last game in Port Charlotte).

“I think in fairness to the guys, we have to have a strong sense of where we’re at,” Cash said. “The 22nd is when we play our last game in Port Charlotte, and then we go to Lakeland, so we would like to tell a lot of the guys that day.”

Wander Franco, Matthew Liberatore, Shane Baz among those facing Canadian team.

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