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Three Rays Comebacks to Impact 2016

By Mat Germain
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Mar 20, 2015; Port Charlotte, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Burch Smith (56) throws a warm up pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays at Charlotte Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 20, 2015; Port Charlotte, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Burch Smith (56) throws a warm up pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays at Charlotte Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

The Rays dealt with injuries to their pitching in 2015 and it held them back from performing to expectations. With most return to health in 2016, we have a lot to look forward to.

Spring Training hasn’t begun and yet we’re looking ahead at what to expect this season. We’d like to have a crystal ball that would let us know what to expect, but instead we’ll have to rely on the facts we have at hand and hope they develop as expected.

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There are three possibly impactful Rays pitchers that will be returning in 2016 and could impact the season in a positive way. The first two haven’t made their mark as Rays pitchers yet, while the third is looking to regain his previous dominance in MLB.

We’re going to touch on all three, what they last did right, and what they could provide the Rays with in 2016. With arms always being at a premium, it’s good to know that reinforcements are on the way. One of these will look to add to the bullpen, one could do either, while the last will definitely add to the rotation.

Next: We begin with a SP acquired from the Padres at #1

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