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The Tampa Bay Rays will hold the rights to David DeJesus for at least the next two years. The team and DeJesus agreed to a two-year extension with an option for the 2016 season. The Rays hold the option, so if DeJesus performs well, the team can exercise it, but if he does not, they can buy him out.
Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times broke the news after previously confirming the team was going to pick up DeJesus’ 2014 option.
Just talked to @David_DeJesus3, quite pleased to be staying w/ #Rays + new deal (2014-15, ’16 option): “I’m excited to be a Ray again.”
— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) November 4, 2013
DeJesus played for the Chicago Cubs, Washington Nationals, and the Rays last season. With the Rays, he played in 35 games and hit .260/.328/.413. Overall, DeJesus is a career .279/.353/.417 hitter in 11 seasons. The Rays appreciated what he was able to do for them in a short amount of time and want to see what he can do long-term.
DeJesus suffered a right shoulder strain ear...
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A club option was exercised on outfielder David DeJesus, the Tampa Bay Rays announced Sunday night. He will make 6.5 million next year.
DeJesus, 33, came to Tampa Bay in a trade with the Washington Nationals on Aug. 23. The Rays had coveted the 11-year veteran for some time, dating to his early career with the Kansas City Royals.
After his acquisition, DeJesus played in 35 of 38...
Congratulations is due to veteran outfielder David DeJesus whose $6.5 million option was just picked up by the Tampa Bay Rays. More so, it is being reported by RotoWorld that the two sides are working on a long-term extension.
DeJesus, who is more of a platoon player at this stage in his career, batted onlly .251 in 122 games, hitting eight home runs while knocking in 38.
The Tampa Bay Rays have exercised a club option on outfielder David DeJesus for next season.
The 33-year-old started 26 games after being obtained in a trade from the Washington Nationals on Aug. 23, helping Tampa Bay earn an AL wild-card berth. He will earn $6.5 million in 2014.
A .279 career hitter, DeJesus batted .251 with eight homers and 38 RBIs in 122 games with the Rays...
After exercising an option on David DeJesus on Sunday the Tampa Bay Rays went a step farther today when it was announced they had reached an agreement on a two-year deal with David DeJesus that will cover the 2014-15 seasons and include a club option for 2016, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times (on Twitter).
DeJesus batted .260/.328/.413 in 35 games (117 plate appearances...
To be presented shortly: some statements, each of them more or less inarguable.
The Tampa Bay Rays are one of the best teams in baseball. This past season, they lost in the ALDS to the Rangers. They’ve won at least 90 games four years in a row, they’ve won at least 84 games six years in a row, and in 2008 they advanced to the World Series. In terms of sustaining success, the...
The Tampa Bay Rays exercised their option on outfielder David DeJesus on Sunday.
DeJesus will make $6.5 million during the 2014 season for the Rays while operating in a platoon role. Last season DeJesus hit .251/.327/.402 with eight homers and 38 RBI in 122 games.
Had the Rays declined the option on DeJesus they would have been left paying a $1.5 million buyout.
The Tampa Bay Rays will have the same double-play combination in 2014 that they had in 2013. MLB.com’s Bill Chastain reports that the Rays have exercised the 2014 club option years for both second baseman Ben Zobrist ($7.25 million) and shortstop Yunel Escobar ($5 million). Chastain describes the decisions as “clear cut.”
Both players have remained very healthy throughout their...
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Wil Myers brought home the Players’ Choice Award for 2013 AL Outstanding Rookie award. Maybe he can use it to brush his wreckage that he calls a hair-do.
The Tampa Bay Rays have declined a $2 million club option on reliever Juan Oviedo for next season.
The team announced the move Monday night. Meanwhile, outfielder Brandon Guyer and right-handed pitchers Jeff Niemann and Alex Colome were moved from the 60-day disabled list to the 40-man roster.
Oviedo signed a minor league contract with the Rays last winter. He did not pitch in...
A free agent by any other name. After a tumultuous two-year period, reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo finds himself on the open market, after having his $2 million option for 2014 declined by the Tampa Bay Rays.
Oviedo, who received a $30,000 buyout will look to sign a minor league contact after failing to appear in a game in 2013. Signed by Tampa Bay last winter, the Dominican was still...
Should Rays trade David Price even though he can't be a free agent
#Reds sign OF Jason Bourgeois, who elected free agency from #Rays. Went 3-for-16 in 9 games in 2013, but career .308 AVG, .355 OBP vs LHP— Matt Eddy (@MattEddyBA) November 2, 2013The Reds have struck early in free agency this offseason by signing 31-year-old outfielder Jason Bourgeois.This is according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America via Twitter. Details of the deal were not...
Wil Myers won the Players Choice Award for Outstanding Rookie in the American League on Monday night, and while his skills were more than deserving of the honor, his hair was not up to par.
The Tampa Bay outfielder beat out fellow teammate Chris Archer and Detroit shortstop Jose Iglesias to take home the hardware, and although Myers didn’t join the big league club until June...
I was going to write a piece today on all the moves that Angel fans want the team to make but have absolutely no chance of happening. It was going to be just a quick run through all the bad and/or unrealistic ideas floating around out there. Then I realized I was just using that as a thinly veiled premise to take those dreams of the Angels trading for David Price and smashing them...
By Christopher Carelli
a flurry of transactions leading into the weekend, Saturday was rather quiet
for MLB teams. Here's a quick roundup of Saturday's moves and other happenings in the game.
Rays exercise options on Zobrist,
Tampa Bay Rays exercised their club options on second baseman Ben Zobrist and
shortstop Yunel Escobar...