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5/10/2013 10:00 A.M. ET

Rays extend thanks to wives on Mother's Day

ST. PETERSBURG -- All Major League players think about their mothers on Mother's Day, but what about their wives and significant others, who are the mothers of their children? These are the women they love, who normally serve as the backbone of any Major Leaguer's family.

Rays players are no different. Many are young fathers, who depend on their wives to raise their families while they are on the road playing the game that earns them a living.

Several of these fathers took time to express their gratitude to their wives for all they do in helping to raise their family, taking care of their homes and providing emotional support and love when they are struggling at a difficult game.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.