Rays to start selling plaid "Braysers" at Saks Fifth Avenue

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Remember those hideously awesome plaid “Brayers” the Rays have been wearing?
Well, according to Mark Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times the Rays are working on a deal to sell them at Saks Fifth Avenue … for $300 each.
For that money you can get a “custom made” Brayser “through the same New York City boutique run by local designer Julia Alarcon that made the team’s original blazers.”
And manager Joe Maddon will also consider you a “real man.”

Phillies sign Trevor Plouffe to minor league deal

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Infielder Trevor Plouffe has signed a minor league deal with the Phillies, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports. Plouffe asked for and was granted his release from the Rangers earlier this month.

Plouffe, 31, had a double and a home run in 17 plate appearances with Triple-A Round Rock to start the 2018 season. He spent last year with the Athletics and Rays, putting up a meager .198/.272/.318 batting line in 100 games.

Plouffe has mostly played third base throughout his career, but can also handle the other three infield spots and both outfield corners, so he’ll serve as organizational depth at Triple-A Lehigh Valley for the Phillies.