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The Tampa Bay Devil Rays are looking for ways to broaden fan support, including the possibility of shifting a three-game series against the Texas Rangers from Tropicana Field to Disney World next season.
According to a baseball official, the Yankees inquired about a trade for Tampa Bay's Ty Wigginton, but the price tag apparently was too high.
They are looking for a right-handed bat to play first base.
Princeton will continue to be the Devil Rays' affiliate in the Rookie Appalachian League through the 2008 season after the Rays agreed to a two-year extension of their current contract.
"We are excited to be back with Princeton," Rays director of Minor League operations Mitch Lukevics said. "Many of our current Major League players began their professional careers there. It's proven to be a successful starting point for our entry-level players."
Tampa Bay released right-hander Doug Waechter on Wednesday.
Waechter, who had surgery on his pitching shoulder last month, split the 2005 season between the Devil Rays and Triple-A Durham. He went 1-4 with a 6.62 ERA in 11 games for Tampa Bay before being optioned to Durham, where he was 1-12 with an 8.32 ERA in 17 games.
The Athletics and right-hander Scott Dunn agreed to a one-year contract on Monday.
Dunn began last season with Tampa Bay, going 1-0 with an 11.74 ERA in seven relief appearances before being sent to the minors. He went 4-2 with a 2.73 ERA in 38 games at Triple-A Durham.
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