St. Petersburg, Florida - The Tampa Bay Devil Rays are back at Tropicana Field, and maybe with a few less distractions now that Elijah Dukes is no longer with the team.
The team did not sever ties with the talented, yet troubled outfielder, placing him on the temporary inactive list so he can hopefully resolve his personal problems.
His on field talent has always been there, but so have his off the field issues.
Rays owner Stuart Sternberg is in town with the team and addressed the media on why the team did not outright release Dukes.
Travis Bell & Chris Tilley, Tampa Bay's 10 Sports