The Tampa Bay Rays officially announced Thursday the signing of Juan Carlos Oviedo, a right-hander who adds depth to the back of the bullpen in 2014 and could emerge as the closer.
Oviedo signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract that can be worth as much as $2.9 million with incentives.
Oviedo, who saved 92 games for the Marlins between 2009 and 2011 when he was known as Leo Nunez...
The Legend of Sam Fuld, it appears, will live on.
Fuld was non-tendered by the Rays earlier this week, but Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times hears that the 32-year-old outfielder has received “lots of interest” since hitting free agency. He’s only been on the market for a couple of days and is still sorting through the opportunities, so nothing is considered imminent.
The Tampa Bay Rays have re-signed reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo to a $1.5 million, one-year contract.
The deal, which could be worth up to $2.9 million if he reaches performance bonuses, was announced Thursday.
The 31-year-old Oviedo signed with Tampa Bay before the 2013 season, but did not pitch while recovering from Tommy John surgery. Oviedo had 92 saves for the Miami Marlins...
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MLBTR reported yesterday that the Jays are interested in dealing for the Rays’ David Price, and while he resembles the de facto ace that so many teams seek, I wonder if the Jays should put together the kind of package that Tampa is holding out for.
Let’s face it, the players going the other way would be bountiful, propelling the Rays into greater long term prosperity. To be clear...
The Tampa Bay Rays re-signed reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo to a one-year deal with 1.5 million guaranteed, the team announced Thursday.
The figure can increase to 2.9 million if performance bonuses are reached.
The Rays signed Oviedo, 31, before last season, but the right-hander formerly known as Leo Nunez never pitched because he was healing from Tommy John surgery. From 2009 to...
2013 Record: 92-71, 2nd AL East
2014 Prediction: 4th AL East
Last season, the Tampa Bay Rays went head first onto a strong start. However, with everything and everyone pointing to David Price leaving, it may alter the Rays franchise during the 2014 season.
In the past, the Rays scored several awesome deals, such as two rookies, Wil Myers and Chris Archer. Archer, however, came short...
Erik Hamren will stay on as Sweden coach despite the team's failure to qualify for next year's World Cup.
The Swedish Football Association on Thursday said Hamren signed a contract extension through the European Championship in 2016.
Swedish FA chairman Karl-Erik Nilsson said, ''We are happy with the job Erik has done and are convinced he's the best man to lead...
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3 days ago
David Price could end up landing in Seattle
The Seattle Mariners have been sitting low in the AL West for quite a while now and there has been a general lack of excitement about baseball around Seattle since 2001, the last time the Mariners saw the post-season. That lack of excitement has potential to change this off-season with all of the rumors surrounding the Mariners and their...
The Tampa Bay Rays could soon make a decision on David Price.
Baseball's winter meetings will be held next Monday through Thursday in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., and the status of the Rays' ace left-hander will be a popular topic.
Price, the 2012 American League Cy Young Award winner, made 10.11 million last season, and he's not scheduled to become a free agent until after...
The Tampa Bay Rays remain interested in re-signing first baseman James Loney.
Rays president Matt Silverman said on WDAE-620 AM on Wednesday that the team remains “hopeful” of bringing Loney back for the 2014 season if the price is reasonable.
“He’s someone that we’re interested in, and he knows that,” said Silverman.
“The good thing for us is he liked it here. We...
The Rays still need a first baseman, and team president Matt Silverman said this morning they are "hopeful" of re-signing free agent James Loney, who is also of considerable interest to the Pirates.
"He's someone that we're interested in, and he knows that,'' Silverman said this morning on WDAE-620 AM radio. "The good thing for us is he liked...
Catcher Jose Molina is staying with the Tampa Bay Rays, finalizing a $4.5 million, two-year contract.
The 38-year-old, whose deal was announced Monday night, has spent the last two seasons with the Rays. He started a career-high 87 games and batted .233 with two homers and 18 RBIs in 99 games.
The veteran of 14 major league seasons, who had become a free agent, is a .238 career...
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5 days ago
The Tampa Bay Rays chose not to tender outfielder Sam Fuld and reliever Wesley Wright before Monday's deadline, making them free agents. The team also announced it signed catcher Jose Molina to a two-year, 4.5 million deal.
In addition, the Rays tendered contracts to their other arbitration-eligible players: left-hander David Price, right-hander Jeremy Hellickson, catcher Jose...
You’re not saying what we think you’re saying, are you, David Price? The Rays pitcher, whose ability on the mound was eclipsed this postseason by his ability to immolate on Twitter, has sent another questionable tweet to his 192,500ish followers. In it, Price cautions everyone to be careful as Thanksgiving approaches and they hit the road — before implying some things about...
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It seems like a foregone conclusion that David Price won’t be with the Tampa Bay Rays when spring training begins next year. In previous seasons, Tampa Bay has dealt Edwin Jackson and Matt Garza as the team entered costly years in the arbitration process. The Rays also traded James Shields to address team depth, despite his rather affordable contract, which means there’s plenty...