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Joe Maddon Exercises Opt-Out, Won’t Return to Rays

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2013, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon smiles during a news conference before Game 3 of baseball's American League division series against the Boston Red Sox in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Rays announced Friday, Oct. 24, 2014,  that Maddon has exercised an opt-out in his contract, which was due to expire after next season. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2013, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon smiles during a news conference before Game 3 of baseball's American League division series against the Boston Red Sox in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Rays announced Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, that Maddon has exercised an opt-out in his contract, which was due to expire after next season. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— Joe Maddon’s highly successful run as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays is over. After discussions on a new deal bogged down...




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