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• Full postseason shares for the World Series champion Red Sox were worth $307,322.68. Meanwhile, shares for the Rays, who bowed out against the Red Sox during the American League Division Series, were worth $35,280.10.

• Leave it to Tampa Bay's public relations staff to come up with a "Joecabulary" to define some of the words used by manager Joe Maddon. The definitions look something like this: "Poisontry [n]-A state of negativity. [Following the much-publicized missed third-strike call on Ben Zobrist in the ninth inning April 8 at Texas: "It's up to us whether we want to nurture that poisontry."].

• Executive vice president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman offered high praise about outfield prospect Kevin Kiermaier.

"In our opinion, Kevin Kiermaier might be the best defensive outfielder in our organization, at any level," said Friedman. "He is fearless, gets tremendous jumps, runs well and has a great arm."

Bill Chastain is a reporter for
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