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Rays Acquire Tommy Pham

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The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired outfielder Tommy Pham from the St. Louis Cardinals as part of a four-player trade that was announced on Tuesday.

Tampa Bay also received international slot money from the Cardinals, as St. Louis landed minor leaguers Justin Williams, Genesis Cabrera and Roel Ramirez in the trade.

Pham is batting .248 with 14 home runs and 41 RBIs in 98 games this season for St. Louis, and is coming off a solid season in 2017 in which he batted .306 with 23 homers, 25 stolen bases and 95 runs scored.

 

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Rays Place Austin Meadows On IL

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The Tampa Bay Rays placed outfielder Austin Meadows on the 10-day injured list due to a sprained right thunb.

Rays general manager Erik Neander said that the team may be without Meadows for “a few weeks”, according to the Tamp Bay Times’ Marc Topkin.

Meadows has started the 2019 season hot, posting a stellar .351/.422/.676 slash line to go along with six homers for Tampa Bay.

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Blue Jays’ Matt Shoemaker Out for Season with Torn ACL

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Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Matt Shoemaker will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL, according to Sportsnet’s Ben Nicholson-Smith.

Shoemaker, who was initially placed on the 10-day injured list, suffered the injury during a game on Saturday.

Shoemaker, 32, was off to an impressive start for Toronto, pitching the the tune of 1.57 ERA.

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Indians Activate Francisco Lindor, DFA Hanley Ramirez

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The Cleveland Indians have activated star shortstop Francisco Lindor from the injured list on Saturday.

In a corresponding move, the Indians have designated veteran Hanley Ramirez for assignment to create the necessary roster spot for the return of Lindor.

Ramirez, 35, appeared in 16 games this season for Cleveland, posting a slash line of .184/.298/.327 with two home runs.

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