Hammel Has a Chance to Start for Tampa Rays?

MLB.com reported that South Kitsap grad Jason Hammel could be in the starting rotation at the start of the season for the defending American League champion Tampa Rays. There’s also a chance the team could trade him. Hammel, a right-hander who was left off the postseason roster, would prefer to start.

 After starting 2008 as a starter, the 26-year-old  wound up being used in long relief. Manager Joe Maddon has some good things to say about Hammel, who sounds like he wants to stay in the Tampa organization.

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