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Rays showing interest in Qualls
Qualls, who turns 32 on Aug. 17, has endured a mostly horrific season in Arizona, losing the closer’s role and going 1-4 with an 8.51 ERA.
The Rays would be buying low on Qualls, banking on him pitching better in a new environment and, perhaps, pitching into better luck.
Opponents are batting .438 against Qualls in balls in play, an average that reflects his misfortune with the D'backs; the league average generally is around .300.
If a trade is completed, Qualls will be reunited with his good friend, Rays right-hander Dan Wheeler, his former teammate with the Astros.
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