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The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired infielder and lover of tattoos, Ryan Roberts from the Arizona Diamondbacks for minor leaguer infielder Tyler Bortnick, the teams announced. Roberts, 31, was designated for assignment earlier today. He hit .250/.306/.357 with 6 HR's, 34 RBI's and a 74 OPS+ in 280 plate appearances with the Diamondbacks this season. Prior to Robert being DFA, there were reports that the Rays were interested in the right hander. Image taken by Ken Lund and used under the Creative Common License Agreement.
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