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REPORT: Rays sign Chris Archer

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He’s baaaaaaaaack!

Toronto Blue Jays v Tampa Bay Rays Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images

The Rays will have their former ace back in Navy and Columbia Blue in 2021

Early details on the 1 year deal from Passan:

The Rays have been on the hunt for somebody to fill their 3rd Starter spot, with somebody who can potentially give them 150 innings and solid veteran presence and leadership to go with the enviable youth depth waiting in the wings. For Rays fans, it’s the return of the former ace back to where he did his best work.

Not to toot our own horn, but Archer was a popular option for offseason speculation at DRaysBay

Sarah Langs with a fun bit of history to remember:

Also, it’s now definitive that the Rays won the trade:

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