Found May 25, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the New York Yankees 9-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday at Tropicana Field. Afterward, he addressed some lingering questions about the Rays stadium issue. Currently, there are more unknowns than answers. In late January, Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg met with commissioners from both Hillsborough County and Pinellas County. He has also held talks with St. Petersburg mayor Bill Foster, who has said he wants the Rays to honor a contract that keeps them at Tropicana Field until 2027. Here are some highlights from Buckhorns responses. On the stadium issue: Were in a holding pattern. Were just waiting to see. Were doing all our due diligence to make sure if and when the time comes that well be ready. But were not involved in those negotiations at all. On talks between the Rays and city of St. Petersburg: I get a sense that perhaps over the summer there may be some movement...

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Rays' David Price unsure about timetable for return

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Rays support Fernando Rodney, but for how long?

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Tampa Bay Rays Right Being Patient with Wil Myers

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David Price feels good, weeks away from return

credit: getty images David Price has not began throwing after suffering a triceps strain. The Rays hurler last appeared in a game on May 15. “I feel great, I really do,” Price told the Tampa Bay Times. “That’s probably the toughest thing for me right now: My arm feels the way it does, my body feels the way it does and I’m not able to do anything yet because we have to give...

Jose Molina Misses a Pitch

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Fernando Rodney Blows Another Save, Yankees Rally For Win in 11th

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