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Tampa Bay Rays Notes, Quotes 2009-05-09

Tampa Bay Rays Notes, Quotes 2009-05-09
--Backup C Shawn Riggans had a setback in his rehab from right shoulder tendinitis that could delay his return extensively. Riggans felt discomfort making a throw during a rehab game Thursday and will see Dr. James Andrews on Monday. "I'm not overtly optimistic that he'll be back anytime soon right now," manager Joe Maddon said.

--INF Adam Kennedy, who was playing at Class AAA Durham, was traded to Oakland for a player to be named and cash as the Rays kept their word with the big-league veteran. When Kennedy signed with the Rays after being released by St. Louis just before spring training, there was an understanding that if he didn't make their squad and went to Durham, they wouldn't keep him from an opportunity to get back to the major leagues, so when Oakland called they worked out a deal.

--3B Evan Longoria became the first Ray in 12 seasons to win an American League Player of the Month award after hitting .369 with six home runs and 24 RBIs in 21 April games. It wasn't that much a surprise since he'd already won two of the first four Player of the Week awards, but Longoria, who gets a 52-inch high-definition TV and a trophy, said it was very special to be honored.

BY THE NUMBERS: 6 -- Stolen bases by Carl Crawford in Sunday's game, tying the modern-day major league record.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "I wish I had known during the game. I probably would have broken it. At least I would have tried." -- Carl Crawford, on finding out after the game he had tied the modern-day major league record with six steals.

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