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Siri’s Temper Flares In Dominican Winter League Game

photo: Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Rays

It may be the offseason in Major League Baseball, but for Rays outfielder Jose Siri, the will to compete and win doesn’t take any time off.

Siri, who is currently playing for Gigantes de Cibao in the Dominican Winter League, was ejected from his team’s game Sunday for arguing balls and strikes, and had to be restrained by his teammates from going after the umpiring crew.

Siri, who has played for Gigantes in each of the last seven offseasons, is currently hitting .300/.380/.414 with four RBI in 19 games this winter.

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Steve Carney is the founder and publisher of St. Pete Nine. One of the people most associated with baseball coverage in Tampa Bay, he spent 13 seasons covering the Rays for flagship radio station WDAE, first as producer of Rays Radio broadcasts, then as beat reporter beginning in 2011. He likes new analytics and aged bourbon, and is the owner of one of the ugliest knuckleballs ever witnessed by baseball scouts.

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