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Major League Baseball has officially reinstated Manny Ramirez from the voluntary retirement list, Buster Olney of ESPN reports. This move will allow Ramirez to play ball in 2012 should he sign with a team. However, he will still have to serve a 50-game suspension when placed on a team's roster. As recently as September of 2011, Ramirez indicated that he wanted to return to professional baseball. Back in April the controversial Ramirez retired after being informed by MLB of an “Issue” regarding the Drug Prevention program. He was looking at a 100 game suspension at the moment because it was his second offense. Image by Keith Allison under the Creative Commons License. ]]>
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Tampa Bay Rays lefthander David Price quoted Muhammad Ali, but admits he's no fighter.
Price encountered a man urinating on his car after the hurler worked as a guest bartender for Rays manager Joe Maddon's charity event.
When noticed, the man pushed Price, raised his fists and fired a few punches in his direction.
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charitable event during which the needy are given a taste of Maddon's
own spaghetti-and-meatball sauce.
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The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired right-hander Blake Badenhop from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league catcher Jake Jefferies.
Badenhop has spent the first four seasons of his career with Florida.
The 38-year-old went 2-3 with a 4.10 ERA in 50 appearances last season.
Jefferies was a third-round pick in 2008. He spent a bulk of last season at Class-A Charlotte.
ST. PETERSBURG Knowing what he knows about his client's potential and knowing what he knows about the way the Rays like to do business, Matt Sosnick had a feeling his client, Matt Moore, would be inline for a long-term contract.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Matt Moore's $14 million, five-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays is heavily backloaded,...
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The Rays have become notorious for locking up their young talent...
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