The Tampa Bay Rays played The Texas Rangers on October 4, 2011. The Rays ended their AL wild-card streak, losing 4-3.
The Tampa Bay Rays play the Texas Rangers for Game 2 in Texas! Final score: 6-8 (Texas)
The Rays beat the New York Yankees to clinch a playoff spot in the 2011 playoffs!
By: John Mamola
The trade rumors continue to swirl Tuesday evening as ESPN's Tim Kurkjian is reporting a source says the Rays and Angels are talking a trade involving Rays starting pitcher James Shields. The source claims the Rays would send Shields to the Angels in return for CF Peter Bourjos and C Hank Conger. The deal according to Kurkjian's source could be complicated by salary and could include P Ervin Santana.
Shields is 8-6 in 20 starts this season, with a 4.39 ERA. Shields contract includes club options of 9 million (1.5 million buyout) in 2013, and 12 million (1 million buyout) in 2014.
Read the full report from Kurkjian here.
MLB's trade deadline is July 31st.