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Friday, August 27, 2010
Brad Hawpe agrees to minor league deal

Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to terms on a minor league deal with veteran outfielder Brad Hawpe.

Hawpe was released earlier this month by the Colorado Rockies. He'll report to Class A Charlotte of the Florida State League.

Hawpe was one of the cornerstones on the Rockies' 2007 NL championship team and a first-time All-Star last season. He hit .255 with seven homers and 37 RBIs this season with Colorado.

The move was announced before Tampa Bay's game Friday night against the Boston Red Sox.