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Rays designate Pat Burrell for assignment; select Hank Blalock

The Rays have designated DH Pat Burrell for assignment, and selected Hank Blalock from Triple-A Durham.

Burrell, who signed a two-year, $16 million deal before last season, had been a disappointment, with his struggles continuing this season (hitting .202). Blalock is expected to be at Tropicana Field around gametime.

Rays designate Pat Burrell for assignment; select Hank Blalock 05/15/10 [Last modified: Monday, November 7, 2011 5:48pm]
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