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Tampa Bay Rays Potential Trade Deadline Upgrades

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May 29, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Steven Souza Jr. (right) celebrates with first baseman Logan Morrison (7) after scoring against the Texas Rangers during the third inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
May 29, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Steven Souza Jr. (right) celebrates with first baseman Logan Morrison (7) after scoring against the Texas Rangers during the third inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Rays are hovering around .500 as we turn the calendar to June. What areas should they look to upgrade as they get closer to the trade deadline?

If the Tampa Bay Rays were able to get through the first couple of months of the season, it was expected that they would have a chance to contend. They have done their part thus far, hovering around the .500 mark as the calendar has turned to June.

As good as the Rays have to feel given their record, they have to be looking forward to the coming month. Tampa Bay should have several reinforcements coming, as Wilson Ramos, Matt Duffy, and Brad Boxberger are expected to make their 2017 debuts. These players should certainly shore up some of the holes that the Rays currently have.

However, even with those reinforcements, the Rays still have a few holes on the roster. Ramos, Duffy, and Boxberger will help, but they cannot slot in everywhere. There are still a few areas of concern that need to be addressed if the Tampa Bay Rays are going to look at making a run to the postseason this year.

What areas do the Rays need help in? Let us examine the roster and find places where the Rays may go shopping come the deadline.

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