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Rays look to the future by signing Garrett Whitley

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It may take years in its arrival, but the Tampa Bay Rays may have help for their anemic offense on the way. The Rays signed their No. 1 draft pick, high school center fielder Garrett Whitley, to a contract Wednesday afternoon. Whitley, 18, was taken 13th in baseball’s recent draft. He will join the Gulf Coast Rays. “Garrett has all the tools we look for in a young prospect both physically and mentally,” said Rays’ director of scouting R.J. Harrison.…

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