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Indians shut out Rays again, 3-0

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Jay Bruce drove in his first two runs for the Cleveland Indians and Mike Clevinger struck out nine in seven innings Saturday night in a 3-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Bruce, acquired in a trade from the New York Mets on Wednesday night, drove in the first run with a two-out fly ball that dropped for a double between left fielder Corey Dickerson and third baseman Trevor Plouffe in the first inning.

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Rays acquire power-hitting Lucas Duda from Mets

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The Tampa Bay Rays continued a busy trading day on Thursday when they acquired veteran first baseman Lucas Duda from the New York Mets. In return, the Mets received minor league reliever Drew Smith from the Rays. Duda provides another left-handed power hitter to the Rays’ lineup. He has stroked 17 home runs this season in 75 games, and has 125 home runs during his 8-year major league career, all with the Mets.

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Tim Tebow beginning to turn some heads on the diamond

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Perhaps Tim Tebow just prefers to play professional baseball in his home state. Who would have thought three weeks ago the former Heisman Trophy winner would join the St. Lucie Mets in the Florida State League and play like a legitimate prospect? On Thursday, Tebow hit a walk-off homer against the Daytona Tortugas in Port St. Lucie, the first game-ender since his high school days at Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach.

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Tim Tebow makes splash in Florida debut, but it will get much tougher

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Tim Tebow made quite a splash during his first night in Florida as a professional baseball player. Following his promotion from the Columbia Fireflies to the St. Lucie Mets of the Florida State League, the former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback went 3-for-5 in a double header Wednesday night against the Palm Beach Cardinals. One of those hits was a home run off Junior Fernandez, whose fastball was in the mid-90’s range. The 2,315 who attended got what they could only hope…

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Tim Tebow’s week includes 4 hits, wrong side of no-hitter

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Tim Tebow scored on a walk-off walk and watched his Columbia Fireflies get no-hit a few days later. After his first month in pro baseball, the New York Mets prospect and former Heisman Trophy winner seems to be getting more comfortable on the baseball field. The outfielder and designated hitter for the Single-A South Atlantic League club had four hits last week during Columbia’s homestand last week. The Fireflies went 1-4, splitting two games with the Delmarva (Maryland) Shorebirds and…

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Hey, Rookie! Mets’ Tim Tebow takes practice swings on wrong side

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Tim Tebow made his first rookie mistake even before stepping into the batter’s box. The New York Mets newcomer walked behind home plate and took his practice swings near Boston’s on-deck circle. “I didn’t know who that was back there. I thought it was the ball boy,” AL Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello said. Tebow’s debut as a big leaguer didn’t go much better Wednesday. The former NFL quarterback went 0 for 3, twice looking at strike three and…

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Tim Tebow signs minor league contract with New York Mets

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Tim Tebow has signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets. The Mets announced Thursday that the former quarterback will take part in the Instructional League in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Tebow won the 2007 Heisman Trophy at Florida and played on the 2006 and 2008 national championship teams with the Gators. Tebow played for the Denver Broncos and New York Jets in the NFL from 2010-2012. He was with the New England Patriots in 2013 preseason and…

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