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Updated: May 22, 2003, 8:28 AM ET
By Jim Baker
American League

Kansas City Royals: He's not racking up the kind of numbers that are going to win him the Rookie of the Year trophy, but designated hitter Ken Harvey often comes through in the clutch for the Royals, writes Dick Kaegel of the Kansas City Star. When you look the way Harvey does, chances are you're pretty good because otherwise, you'd never get past scouts' natural tendency to shy away from non-athletically-built types.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Ben Grieve is due off the disabled list today and that means somebody is going to have to stop wearing the Tampa Bay uniform in order to make room for him, writes Scott Carter of the Tampa Tribune. Possible candidates named by Carter are Jared Sandberg, Jim Parque, Damian Easley or Terry Shumpert. One player who is having a wail of a bad year so far is Carl Crawford. Aside from stealing at a good percentage, nothing is going right with his offensive game.
Jim Baker is an author at Baseball Prospectus and a frequent contributor to Page 2. You can e-mail Jim at bottlebat@gmail.com.

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