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No. 5 down to four



The Rays have narrowed the competition for the fifth and final starting rotation spot to four after reassigning RHP Jason Hammel to Triple-A Durham and moving RHP Brian Stokes to the bullpen.

That leaves RHPs Edwin Jackson, Tim Corcoran and Jae Kuk Ryu and lefthander J.P. Howell as the remaining candidates.

Read more about the fifth spot and how Stokes moving to the pen affects the staff in tomorrow's Times.

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:30am]


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