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Rays to appear with first lady

Rays to appear with first lady

NEW YORK -- Rays players James Shields, David Price and Sean Rodriguez, along principal owner Stuart Sternberg and team president Matt Silverman will be part of a contingent making an appearance with first lady Michelle Obama at Baltimore's Camden Yards on Tuesday morning. The group will be addressing the subject of childhood obesity and how to combat the problem via a joint White House, Major League Baseball and MLB Players' Association initiative.

"I think as far [as appearing with Obama], that's pretty cool," Shields said. "I think Major League Baseball being associated with fighting childhood obesity and Michele Obama being passionate about it, that's a pretty cool thing."