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Ex-Rays Burrell, Ramirez among 19 new Hall of Fame candidates

Pat Burrell hits a double during a 2010 game against the Royals.

JAMES BORCHUCK | Times (2010)

Pat Burrell hits a double during a 2010 game against the Royals.



Two players who had short and unsuccessful stints with the Rays - Pat Burrell and Manny Ramirez - are among 19 new candidates on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot released Monday.

Of more significance, Ramirez is joined by catcher Ivan Rodriguez, outfielder Vladimir Guerrero and shortstop Edgar Rentería among the group of newcomers.

They join 15 holdovers, led based on votes received last year by 1B Jeff Bagwell, along with OF Tim Raines, RHP Trevor Hoffman and RHP Curt Schilling.

Ballots were mailed to more than 400 voting members of the BBWAA, with 75 percent of the ballots cast needed for election. Results will be announced Jan. 18.

The ballot:
Jeff Bagwell
Casey Blake
Barry Bonds
Pat Burrell
Orlando Cabrera
Mike Cameron
Roger Clemens
J.D. Drew
Carlos Guillén
Vladimir Guerrero
Trevor Hoffman
Jeff Kent
Derrek Lee
Edgar Martínez
Fred McGriff
Melvin Mora
Mike Mussina
Magglio Ordóñez
Jorge Posada
Tim Raines
Manny Ramírez
Edgar Rentería
Arthur Rhodes
Iván Rodríguez
Freddy Sánchez
Curt Schilling
Gary Sheffield
Lee Smith
Sammy Sosa
Matt Stairs


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