Rays look to technology to try to get an edge in baseball

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Isn’t this how The Terminator got started?

Meet the Tampa Bay Rays’ newest free-agent signing. It’s Kinatrax, a new piece of technology designed to keep pitchers healthier.

According to Jeff Passan at Yahoo.com, the Rays have become the first team in Major League Baseball to sign on with Kinatrax, a series of eight ultra-speed cameras. The aim to to use biomechamanical data to study different body parts.

Don’t laugh. At one point, it was easy to scoff at the Rays’ shoulder exercises.

There is no word on whether it can help construct a new stadium.

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