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A former stand out pitcher is on the move. Former UAlbany Great Danes pitcher Stephen Woods was involved in a trade today sending him to the Tampa Bay Rays. Woods, a 2016 eighth round selection by the San Francisco Giants was traded to the Rays today in a deal also involving Christian Arroyo, Matt Krook, and Denard Span. The San Fransico Giants in return received three time All-Star and ten year MLB veteran Evan Longoria. The long time Ray, Longoria, still has five years remaining on a six-year, $100 million contract that also includes a seventh-year club option.

As for Woods, this is not the first time the Tampa Bay Rays franchise has shown interest in his skills. Woods was drafted in 2013 in the sixth round by the Rays out of High School. In his final season with the Great Danes, Woods finsihed with a 4-5 record with a 5.57 ERA, 88 strikeouts, and 41 walks in 64.2 innings over 14 appearances... Woods led the America East in strikeouts and ranked 10th in the America East in hits allowed What do you make of the trade involving a former Capital Region player? Let us know below.