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  1. Rays sign infielder Mike Fontenot to minor league deal

    Nov 29, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Shane Victorino, Mike Fontenot

    Mike Fontenot, who was released by the Phillies in August, has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Rays. Once upon a time Fontenot looked like a solid regular, but his stock has dipped dramatically in recent years. He got a late start in the majors and then hit .291 with an .826 OPS in…

  2. Rays lose All-Star candidate Matt Joyce to DL

    Jun 22, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT

    Matt Joyce

    The Rays have been without their best hitter in Evan Longoria for almost two months now. Now they’re going to be without their second-best for at least two weeks. Matt Joyce, who leads the team in average, homers and RBI this season, was placed on the disabled list due to his back injury. He last…

  3. Rays activate Desmond Jennings from the disabled list

    Jun 5, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    Desmond Jennings Reuters

    Tampa Bay activated Desmond Jennings from the disabled list after the speedy left fielder missed the past four weeks with a knee injury. Jennings went just 3-for-15 (.200) with zero walks and one double on a brief minor-league rehab assignment. Hideki Matsui has started four of the past five games in left field, so with…

  4. Rich Thompson designated for assignment by A’s

    Apr 25, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

    Thompson_Rich

    UPDATE: That was quick. Less than a week after claiming him off waivers the A’s designated Thompson for assignment, putting him back on the waiver wire following one appearance. ========== Designated for assignment by the Angels last week, Rich Thompson will stay in the AL West after being claimed off waivers by the A’s. Thompson…

  5. Running down the rosters: Los Angeles Angels

    Feb 8, 2012, 6:10 PM EDT

    Baseball player Albert Pujols wears an Angels cap after he is introduced by the Los Angeles Angels during a news conference at Angels Stadium in Anaheim

    Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be projecting 25-man rosters for each of the 30 teams. I’m starting today with the Angels. The winter’s biggest spenders, the Angels are now again poised to threaten a Rangers team that appeared to be in pretty good position to set up its own little mini-dynasty in the…

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