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  1. Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier going through a pre-game workout on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.
  2. Yoshi Tsutsugo strikes out during Monday's game against the Rangers at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.
  3. In the boxscore, this goes down as a two-run double for the Rays' Mike Zunino in the sixth Friday. No one needs to know it had an exit velocity of less than 71 mph.
  4. The Rays' Brandon Lowe hits a two-run double in the first inning Friday against the Yankees.
  5. The Rays' Tyler Glasnow struck out a career-high 14 Monday in a 1-0 win against the Rangers.
  6. Rays first baseman Michael Brosseau, right, is congratulated by shortstop Willy Adames after hitting a solo home run during the eighth inning of Game 5 of the American League Division Series against the New York Yankees in October in San Diego.
  7. Austin Meadows getting plunked on Sunday is the latest in a series of ugly moments between the Yankees and the Rays.
  8. Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg, along with team president Matt Silverman, spoke to the St. Petersburg City Council about the team's proposed sister city plan with Montreal.
  9. Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe takes the throw late as the Rangers' Leody Taveras steals the base in the fourth inning.
  10. From left, Rangers first baseman Nate Lowe, Rays baserunner Brett Phillips and first-base coach Ozzie Timmons sport the No. 42 during Thursday's game on Jackie Robinson Day.
  11. Ryan Fitzpatrick sported his prominent beard, and some of teammate DeSean Jackson's threads, during a postgame news conference following a Week Two upset of the Eagles in 2019.
  12. Tampa Bay Rays principal owner Stu Sternberg, right, and president Matt Silverman, left, presented to St. Petersburg City Council on Thursday, pitching a new stadium on the Trop site as part of their sister-city concept.
  13. White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon, with his back toward catcher Zack Collins, is mobbed by teammates after his no-hitter against the Indians on Wednesday.
  14. Rays starter Josh Fleming pitches against the Rangers during the fourth inning Wednesday at the Trop.
  15. With Chris Archer leaving Saturday’s game with elbow tightness, the Rays summoned Josh Fleming, pictured, and pushed Rich Hill back a day to so Fleming could start on his usual day.
  16. Kriseman hired HR&A Advisors to help city officials weigh the four remaining Trop project proposals and negotiate with the chosen developer.
  17. Veteran Rays pitcher Rich Hill has concerns about a Major League Baseball-backed plan to move pitching mounds back a foot on an experimental basis in the independent Atlantic League, where he used to pitch.
  18. Jackie Bradley Jr., then playing for the Boston Red Sox, hits a home run off Houston Astros pitcher Josh James during the 2018 American League Championship Series. Major League Baseball wants to see if moving back the pitcher's mound will increase offense.
  19. Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Julian Merryweather throws a pitch during a game against the New York Yankees earlier this month in New York.
  20. Rays right-handed starter Tyler Glasnow was pulled by manager Kevin Cash with two out and a runner on first in the eighth inning Monday night. To that point, Glasnow had struck out 14 Rangers batters.
  21. Rays left-hander Ryan Yarbrough allowed six earned runs on 10 hits in six innings Tuesday night against the Rangers.
  22. Rays 24-year-old left-hander Josh Fleming, 4-0 in five starts last season, is set to make his 2021 debut Wednesday at Tropicana Field.
  23. Rays pitcher Chris Archer, second from right, is taken out of Saturday's game against the Yankees after getting injured during the third inning.