Verducci's Quick Pitch: Tampa Bay Rays
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Verducci's Quick Pitch: Tampa Bay Rays
Thursday July 17th, 2014

Tampa Bay Rays

Record: 44-53

Standing: 4th in AL East

Team Leaders:

Batting Average: James Loney, .275

Home Runs: Evan Longoria, 11

ERA: David Price, 3.23

When Matt Moore tore his ulnar collateral ligament in just his second start of the season, requiring Tommy John surgery, it foreshadowed darker days ahead for the Rays. Luckily, there have been no more serious injuries to this point, but this season has fallen far short of expectations for Joe Maddon's club.

Sitting 9.5 games out of first in the AL East, the organization has to decide whether or not to trade its ace, David Price. The 2012 Cy Young award winner is 9-7 this season. 

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