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Tampa Bay Rays News & Links: Happy Roberto Clemente Day!

Ryan Yarbrough and Nelson Cruz are nominees for the Roberto Clemente award

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The Rays gutted their way to a 2-0 win last night over the Toronto Blue Jays, featuring great performances from Drew Rasmussen and the A-bullpen, stellar defense, and a pair of solo homers from Choi and BLowe. The win lowered Tampa Bay’s magic number to 9. Marc Topkin with the early story on your 90-win Rays.

The Rays have not one, but two finalists for the Roberto Clemente award in Nelson Cruz and Ryan Yarbrough. Cruz’s nomination comes courtesy of his time with the Twins.

MLB has expanded the list of who can wear 21 for Roberto Clemente Day.

The great Norm MacDonald passed away yesterday after a long and private fight with cancer.

How the Rays scouted Joe Ryan.

Speaking of Ryan, he got smoked by a comebacker yesterday.

Luckily, x-rays were negative. It’s being called a right wrist contusion.

MiLB.TV is free for the rest of the season and the playoffs.

Seattle will host the 2023 All Star Game.

Ryan Braun officially announces his retirement.

Wander Franco’s recovery from his hamstring injury is progressing well.

A piece from Dayn Perry on the age-defying Nelson Cruz and Adam Wainwright.

Lastly, look at this badass doggo.

Go Rays!