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Rays tell James Loney he won’t be on opening-day roster

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For James Loney, it’s time to move on. Loney, the Rays’ first baseman for the past three seasons, has been told he will not be on the team’s opening-day roster, leaving Tampa Bay on the hook for his $8-million salary. He was told Wednesday he will be released or traded. Loney hit .291 in his time with the Rays, and he was the star of the international victory over Cuba. But it figured to be difficult for Loney after the…

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Rays look for help by trading for Angels’ Marc Krauss

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After being shut out twice in four days, the Tampa Bay Rays were looking for help. At this point, even a guy hitting .143 will do. The Rays aquired left-handed-hitting first baseman Marc Krauss from the Los Angels Angels of Anaheim Wednesday for minor league right-handed pitcher Kyle Winker. The Rays optioned Nick Frankin to Durham to make room for him. Krauss, 27, spent parts of three seasons with the Angels and Astros, hitting .194. He has played first baseball,…

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