Tampa Bay Devil Rays starting pitcher James Shields, shown during his 2006 rookie season, was a 16th-round pick in 2010. [SHADD, DIRK  |  St. Petersburg Times]
With only five rounds instead of 40, the Rays won’t have the usual opportunity to find big-leaguers where others don’t.
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The former outfielder is also accused of threatening her with a gun and slamming her head into a wall. His attorney says “we look forward to showing he is not guilty.”
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TV and radio broadcasters reportedly will call the action off monitors from their home ballparks or a studio in their cities.
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  1. Kevin Kiermaier has earned three Gold Gloves (and one Platinum), and a $50 million contract since being taken with a 31st-round pick. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
  2. Tampa Bay Devil Rays starting pitcher James Shields, shown during his 2006 rookie season, was a 16th-round pick in 2010. [SHADD, DIRK  |  St. Petersburg Times]
  3. “The league’s demand for additional concessions was resoundingly rejected," Major League Baseball Players Association boss Tony Clark, shown here in 2017, said on Thursday, June 4, 2020. [MORRY GASH  |  AP]
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  5. Carl Crawford was a second-round draft pick by the then-Devil Rays in 1999, played for them for nine major-league seasons (2002-10) and was a four-time All-Star outfielder. [ZUPPA, CHRIS  |  St. Petersburg Times]
  6. Rays Radio broadcaster Andy Freed, left, calls the action with Neil Solondz, center and Dave Wills during the second game of a doubleheader between the Rays and Oakland Athletics in 2017 at Tropicana Field. [Times (2017)]
  7. Major League Baseball has rejected the players' offer for a 114-game regular season with no additional salary cuts and told the union it did not plan to make a counterproposal, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. [ROSS D. FRANKLIN  |  AP]
  8. Rays amateur scouting director Rob Metzler discussed the upcoming draft on a Zoom media call Wednesday. [MARC TOPKIN  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  9. Rays outfielder Manuel Margot (left) and shortstop Willy Adames go through a voluntary workout at Tropicana Field on May 25, 2020. [WILL VRAGOVIC  |  Tampa Bay Rays]
  10. Chris Archer won't pitch for the Pirates in 2020 and his time with the club may be over. Pittsburgh announced Wednesday that 31-year-old Archer underwent surgery to relieve symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome. [GENE J. PUSKAR  |  AP]
  11. Hey you! Yeah, you. Are you going to be as eager to buy tickets and concessions while knowing that players and owners are forever locked in a battle for what's in your wallet? [JULIO CORTEZ  |  AP]
  12. Protestors march south along 16th Street past Tropicana Field on Monday in St. Petersburg. [MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE  |  Times]
  13. How will the Bucs (and every other team) fare if stadiums are empty, or only partially filled? [Times]
  14. Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Snell says society needs "to have the uncomfortable conversations about racism, bigotry, police brutality and social injustice." [Times]
  15. In a 2012 photo, former Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra is sentenced for grand theft auto in the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles. [NICK UT  |  AP]
  16. The Tampa Bay Rays stretch after practice during the start of spring training in Port Charlotte on Feb. 13. [Times]
  17. In this Tuesday, April 28, 2020, file photo, a darkened Chase Field, home of the Diamondbacks, sits empty. Opening day in the coronavirus-delayed season would be June 30 under the players' counter to the league's economic proposal of last week, The Associated Press reported Sunday. [ROSS D. FRANKLIN  |  AP]
  18. New York Mets first baseman and Tampa native Pete Alonso says, "My heart has been broken over the murder of George Floyd." [BRYNN ANDERSON  |  AP]
  19. The Phillie Phanatic mascot performs before a spring training game against the Blue Jays at Spectrum Field in Clearwater in February. [FRANK FRANKLIN II  |  AP]
  20. The wedding of Ashley Hill and Ron White takes place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on Saturday, May 30, 2020. [WILL VRAGOVIC  |  Tampa Bay Rays]
  21. This Feb. 10 file photo shows slot machines at the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City,N.J., that are controlled by gamblers over the internet. The coronavirus pandemic could lead to a quicker expansion of sports betting and internet gambling in the United States as states deal with huge budget deficits and look for new tax revenue wherever they can find it. [WAYNE PARRY  |  AP]
  22. In this Dec. 10, 2019, file photo, sports agent Scott Boras, wearing a jacket with his personal logo, speaks at the Major League Baseball winter meetings in San Diego. Nearly 30 years after negotiating his first contract, Boras worked out $814 million in deals for Stephen Strasburg, Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rendon in a three-day span, part of what is expected to be a $1.2 billion offseason for baseball's most visible agent. [GREGORY BULL  |  AP]
  23. A worker prepares for guests to dine on the field at McCoy Stadium, home of the Pawtucket (R.I.) Red Sox on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. With the minor-league baseball season on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox had found another use for its home field. Starting next weekend, “Dining on the Diamond” will allow PawSox fans and others just longing for a taste of baseball to sample typical ballpark fare on the McCoy Stadium infield. [JIMMY GOLEN  |  AP]
  24. Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher David Price delivers against the Cincinnati Reds during the second inning of a spring training game on March 2, 2020, in Goodyear, Ariz. [ROSS D. FRANKLIN  |  AP]