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Rays manager Kevin Cash has been money

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As Labor Day approaches, here is something only a few super fans would have actually believed possible in April; the Rays actually have a reasonable chance to make the post season. Somehow, Tampa Bay is only three and one-half games behind the Texas Rangers for the second Wild Card spot. With a record of 66-66, the Rays are tied with Anaheim and have only the Minnesota Twins ahead of them before possibly chasing down the Rangers. Kevin Cash deserves a few…

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Rays call up OF Grady Sizemore

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The Tampa Bay Rays have purchased the contract of three-time All-Star Grady Sizemore from Class A Charlotte. Sizemore, released by Philadelphia on June 1, signed with the Rays two weeks later. He spent the past week playing for Charlotte. The 32-year-old outfielder joined the Rays on Sunday and was the designated hitter against Boston. He has a .265 batting average in 10 major league seasons. “We’re going to face a string of right-handed pitching here in these upcoming games, and…

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Tampa employee fired and then reinstated sues city for more compensation

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A Tampa Parks and Rec employee who was fired and then later brought back on board on appeal is suing the city, alleging the back pay she was awarded isn’t enough. Queen Matthews was fired from her job with Tampa’s Parks and Recreation Department after she failed to report to work in October of 2013. Matthews had won a $1,000 shopping spree at a Tampa Sweetbay with Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings. Matthews had requested the day off, but…

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