Evan Longoria

Clear the Air: Rays bring filter system to road clubhouses

Aiming for a winning atmosphere in the clubhouse, the Tampa Bay Rays want to clear the air.

So starting this weekend, the Rays will take a couple of air filters on the road with them to limit germs. They began using them Friday night in Boston, where the flu hampered the Red Sox last week.

The Rays had two high-tech units — shaped about the size of a toaster oven — at Fenway Park. The devices are similar to the system the team has in its home clubhouse at Tropicana Field

One of the units was put in the trainer's room and the other in the players' lounge. Later, one was moved to manager Kevin Cash's office before batting practice.

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