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Smyly's statement regarding trade to Seattle



Drew Smyly, traded Wednesday to the Mariners for outfielder Mallex Smith and a pair of prospects, texted the Tampa Bay Times today with this reaction to the deal:


“I want to thank the Tampa Bay organization for the opportunity and trust they showed in me since day 1 of becoming a Ray. There's no doubt in my mind I've become a better pitcher since arriving. I will forever be grateful to everyone in the organization that has helped me grow as a player on the field and a man off the field. I loved my time there and was able to receive quality information about myself that I never knew before, and will carry that with me to Seattle. I'm blessed to be a Major League Baseball player and can't wait for the new challenge in Seattle.” 

[Last modified: Thursday, January 12, 2017 1:53pm]


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