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!
Though the chances of B.J. Upton returning to the Rays would seem practically impossible. he at least left open the possibility Friday.
"This decision doesn't necessarily close the door on the Rays," Upton told the Tampa Bay Times. "But now it's time to focus on the next phase of my career."
Further executive VP Andrew Friedman said Upton's decision to turn down the Rays' qualifying offer doesn't end dialogue between the sides.
For the full Times story go HERE.