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Updated: 04/04/2013 08:00:05AM

Crabs’ lefty shows promise

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SUN PHOTO BY KATHERINE GODINA Stone Crab's Filipe Rivero cracks a smile at Tuesday's practice at Charlotte Sports Park


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PORT CHARLOTTE — Felipe Rivero slept through one of the biggest phone calls of his life.

It came at 3 o’clock one November morning over the offseason, and it didn’t wake him. But Tampa Bay called back later, to let the young pitcher know that it had added him to its 40-man roster in order to protect him from the Rule 5 draft.

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