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Rumor Central: Rays open to dealing Brad Miller, Tim Beckham?

Brad Miller has a .202 batting average in 57 games for the Tampa Bay Rays this season. AP Photo/Tony Dejak

The Tampa Bay Rays are "open to offers" on second baseman Brad Miller and shortstop Tim Beckham following Thursday's acquisition of first baseman Lucas Duda and the addition of shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria in late June, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.

Rumor CentralEntering Thursday, Beckham, 27, is slashing .263/.316/.418 with 12 home runs and 36 RBIs in 83 games this season. Miller, also 27, has a .202/.342/.330 slash line with four home runs and 22 RBIs in 57 games.

Per Crasnick, the Rays aren't shopping Beckham or Miller but now have the flexibility to make another move. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times tweeted that the Rays "seem to have one hitter too many" after adding Duda, whom the team views as a designated hitter.

-- Alex Tekip