The city of Tampa, Fla. seems to be feeling the pressure of the MLB to PDX movement.

In what would be an unprecedented move, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that the Tampa Bay Rays has been given permission by Major League Baseball to explore becoming a two-city team, and would partner with Montreal.

Montreal last fielded a baseball team in 2004, when the Expos left town after 36 years.

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