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Gutsy trades bring Lester, Shields together for AL wild-card game

...spotlight tonight.For the Royals, it's "Big Game James"? James Shields, the centerpiece of a deal with the Tampa Bay Rays that finally pushed the long-downtrodden franchise into the postseason for the first time in 29 years. For the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-09-29/gutsy-trades-bring-leste
The many swings of Jason Heyward

...sometimes for the worse. B.J. Upton has already made a couple tweaks as a Brave and made plenty more major changes in Tampa Bay. Rays fans see the tweaks he's constantly making in Atlanta and likely nod in an unsurprising way. But the player to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2014-09-30/many-swings-
For girls in baseball, Little League not the end

...Chelsea Baker, a 17-year-old high school knuckleball pitcher from Florida, recently threw batting practice to the Tampa Bay Rays and another woman is pitching in the NCAA.Davis, a 13-year-old, has been dominant leading up to the series...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-14/girls-baseball-little-le
Jeter says final All-Star Game will be an enjoyable as rest

...reflecting nostalgically on his exceptional career. That part has been left up to everyone else around the game.Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price said Jeter's final presence was what excited him the most about this year's event."I know...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-14/jeter-says-final-all-sta
Rays try to end slump by getting back to basics

...team with baseball's worst record?Don't snicker.Joe Maddon is adamant that extra work he's ordered for the Tampa Bay Rays can help his underachieving club, off to its worst start in nearly a decade, turn the season around.Bunt defenses...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-06-23/rays-try-end-slump-getti
Pittsburgh Pirates first-rounder Reese McGuire shows talent behind plate

...stealing rate, which is off the charts for a minor league catcher.To compare, Ryan Hanigan, now a catcher for the Tampa Bay Rays, led Major League Baseball in caught stealing percentage in 2013 for the Cincinnati Reds at 45.5 percent.McGuire's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-05-17/pittsburgh-pirates-first
Florida House seeks to change MLB Cuban player policy

...TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Major League Baseball will have to change its policy on Cuban players if the Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays want a share of state money that would be set aside for professional sports stadiums under a bill the House passed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-04-25/florida-house-seeks-chan
Daytona International Speedway president Joie Chitwood finds new way to drum up support

...Jamie in Jacksonville. We will have Aric Almirola in Tampa. He's from Tampa and we'll do some stuff with the (Tampa Bay) Rays. For us, we really want to focus on Florida and taking our star athletes out to these unique experiences."It's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-06-11/speedway-president-joey-ch
Don Zimmer won't be forgotten

...often filling his cheek. Everyone in the game seemed to know him, and love him.Zimmer was still working for the Tampa Bay Rays as a senior adviser when he died Wednesday at 83 in a hospital in nearby Dunedin, Fla. He had been in a rehabilitation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-06-05/don-zimmer-wont-be-forgo
East Carolina, Ohio on a mission at Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl

...note when they meet today in the annual pre-Christmas game at Tropicana Field, home of major league baseball's Tampa Bay Rays.The teams feature pass-oriented, high-scoring offenses led by quarterbacks Shane Carden, of East Carolina, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2013-12-22/east-carolina-ohio-missio