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Brad Hawpe To Sign With Rays

Free agent outfielder/DH Brad Hawpe has made his decision, and his decision is to sign with Tampa Bay over Boston and any other suitors he may have had.

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With the Rays, Hawpe could end up displacing Dan Johnson, a lefty bat who was promoted to serve as a bench bat against right-handed pitchers. By signing before the end of August, Hawpe will be postseason-eligible.