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X-RAYS REPORT

Their tenure in Tampa Bay was short. Here is how four former Devil Rays have done (through Friday):

OF Bob Abreu, Phillies, traded for SS Kevin Stocker: .302, 0 HR, 6 RBI.

RHP Brian Boehringer, Padres, traded for C John Flaherty: 3-1, 4.67 ERA.

INF Andy Sheets, Padres, traded for Flaherty: .250, 2 HR, 3 RBI.

INF Dmitri Young, Reds, traded for OF Mike Kelly: .325, 1 HR, 12 RBI.

STAT OF THE WEEK

.244

Opponents' batting average against Devil Rays relievers, lowest in the AL.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"We've been able to see where our strengths are as a club, where our weaknesses are and where we need to get better to compete for 1998. So from that standpoint, we truly have proved to ourselves that we can compete this year in the American League."

_ CHUCK LaMAR

Devil Rays GM,

evaluating the team's first month.

EXPANSION TWINS

How the Rays and D'backs compare, through Friday:

TB Ariz.

12-15 W-L 7-21

121 Runs 105

.288 BA .244

24 HRs 31

4.44 ERA 5.88

12 Errors 14

Avg. home

31,605 Attendance 46,355

INJURY REPORT

These are the Rays on the disabled list, with the date they are eligible to come off and their injury:

3B Wade Boggs _ 15-day (May 2), strained right calf.

LHP Vaughn Eshelman _ 60-day (May 30), recovery from shoulder surgery.

RHP Rick Gorecki _ 15-day (May 3), shoulder pain.

INF Herbert Perry _ 60-day (May 30), recovery from knee surgery.

RHP Bryan Rekar _ 15-day (April 6), sore back.

LHP Terrell Wade _ 60-day (May 30), recovery from shoulder surgery.

FREQUENT FLYERS

Here's a look at the Devil Rays' travel itinerary, through Saturday:

Flights: 9

Miles flown: 8,487

Hotel nights: 19

MAY DAZE

The Rays set a record for first-year expansion teams by winning 12 games in April. It will take a little better month to set the May mark. Here is how the 12 previous teams did in month two compared to the full season:

May Ovrll

Team W L Pct. Pct.

1961 Senators 17 12 .586 .379

1969 Pilots 13 13 .500 .395

1977 Mariners 13 14 .481 .395

1969 Royals 12 15 .444 .426

1961 Angels 12 16 .429 .435

1962 Colt .45s 12 19 .387 .400

1993 Marlins 11 15 .423 .395

1969 Padres 11 16 .407 .321

1962 Mets 9 17 .346 .250

1977 Blue Jays 8 17 .320 .335

1993 Rockies 7 22 .241 .414

1969 Expos 4 19 .174 .321

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