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Updated: 08/27/2014 10:15:31PM

Archer unveils changeup in spring debut

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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer delivers a warm-up throw in the first inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Tampa BayÕs Chris Archer worked two innings against the Red Sox at JetBlue Park on Tuesday. He faced six batters and gave up one hit.

By Josh Vitale

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FORT MYERS—The Tampa Bay Rays would rather have Chris Archer try and fail then not try at all.

That’s what they told him, so that’s exactly what the 25-year-old right-hander did in the Rays’ 8-0 win over the Boston Red Sox at jetBlue Park on Tuesday. Archer has been working on adding a changeup to his arsenal, and he got a chance to try it out against the defending champions.

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