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Rays 2011 1st-rounders Debut for Stone Crabs

Grayson Garvin made his pro debut on Thursday.

Two of the Rays many first-round picks from last year's draft made their minor league debuts on Thursday night at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Florida. Left-handed pitcher Grayson Garvin and outfielder Mikie Mahtook, who were both drafted out of SEC colleges last June, did not play in the Rays system in 2011 and last night Rays fans got their first look at the pair.

It's not often that a franchise has two 1st-round draft selections debut on the same night, for the same team, nearly a year after they were first selected, but that is exactly what happened at Charlotte Sports Park on Thursday night. Left-handed pitcher Grayson Garvin, who was the 59th-overall pick in last year's June Draft, and outfielder Mikie Mahtook, who was selected 31st-overall, both made...

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