There is a good chance that if you’ve found this page then you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.
That also means that today’s grid has asked for players that have played for both the Minnesota Twins and Tampa Bay Rays.
And, it also means that you’re probably stuck on this particular box and you’re looking for a little help. Sound about right so far?
Well, good news, you’re in the right place.
I’ve done some research and have found players who played for both the Twins and the Rays.
Jason Bartlett, a shortstop in Major League Baseball, who played from 2004 to 2014, is mainly known for his stints with the Minnesota Twins and Tampa Bay Rays.
Renowned for his solid defense, speedy base running, and clutch hitting, Bartlett was a pivotal player in the Rays’ 2008 run to the World Series. His career year was 2009, when he hit .320, with 14 home runs, 66 RBIs, and 30 stolen bases, earning him a spot on the All-Star team.
Although not a power hitter, Bartlett proved to be a productive offensive contributor, ending his career with a .270 batting average, 31 home runs, and 123 stolen bases.
Denard Span was a center fielder in the Major Leagues from 2008 to 2018. Span played for five teams, starting his career with the Minnesota Twins before moving on to the Nationals, Giants, Rays, and Mariners.
Over his 11-year career, he notched a .281 batting average, accumulated 1498 hits, 265 doubles, 72 triples and 185 stolen bases. One of the highlights of his career was his 2014 season with the Nationals where he led the NL with 184 hits.
Rich Hill is an Immaculate Grid beast. The left-handed pitcher has played for 13 different clubs over his incredible 19-year career – one that is still ongoing as I’m writing this (he’s currently pitching with the Padres).
Hill’s MLB journey began when he was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2002. After making his major league debut in 2005, he had initial success with the Cubs, particularly in 2007 when he had a standout season. However, injuries, inconsistency, and command issues led to him bouncing around the minors and various MLB teams for several years.
After refining his pitching approach and mechanics, he experienced a career resurgence starting in 2015. At an age when many players see diminished returns, Hill became one of the most effective starters in baseball. This late-career renaissance led to stints with the Red Sox, Athletics, Dodgers, Twins, and Rays.