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Ex-Red Sox James Loney tearing it up for Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — You can put James Loney in that J.D. Drew category.

You want to shake him because you know there’s more than meets the eye. He has talent, very good defensive skills, and a sweet swing. When he was coming up through the Dodgers system, a few people in the organization thought he would win a batting title.

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