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Reliever J.P. Howell has agreed to a $1.35 million, one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, avoiding arbitration.
The left-hander went 2-3 with a 6.16 ERA in 46 appearances last season, when he returned from left shoulder surgery that sidelined him all of the previous year.
The 28-year-old earned $1.1 million in 2011.
The deal reached Monday leaves the Rays with four players eligible for arbitration - centerfielder B.J. Upton and pitchers David Price, Jeff Niemann and Burke Badenhop.
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The Rays and JP Howell have agreed to a 1-year, $1.35 million contract, avoiding arbitration (per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times). Howell was projected to make $1.4 million through arbitration, so the Rays may have saved a couple of dollars by avoiding the arbitration process.
The Rays still have four players that are eligible for arbitration, including David Price, BJ Upton...
Two key Tampa Bay Rays players received a nice pay raise yesterday. SP David Price and CF B.J. Upton both received hefty pay increases while avoiding arbitration with the Tampa Bay Rays. Tampa also reached a new deal with newly acquired RP Burke Badenhop. On Monday, the Rays reached a new one-year deal with RP J.P. Howell worth $1.35 million dollars.
Price, 26, saw...
Arbitration time can be an exciting time of the year for some players and a frustrating one for others. For guys like David Ortiz who have been looking for a long-term extension but keep agreeing on a one-year salary, it’s tedious. For a young player like David Price who is just now starting to make his millions, it’s fun. Price just reached a one-year deal with the Rays for...
ROGER MOONEY David Price agreed to a one-year, $4.35 million contract today with the Rays, thus avoiding arbitration. The figure matches the $4.35 given to Dontrelle Willis in 2006 for the highest contract given to a pitcher in his first…
Reliever J.P. Howell is the first to avoid arbitration, agreeing to a one-year deal.1 inch 1 inch of body type 1 inch 1 inch of body type 1 inch 1 inch of body type 1 inch 1 inch of body type 1 inch 1 inch of body type 1 inch 1
ROGER MOONEY The Rays avoided arbitration with David Price, B.J. Upton and Burke Badenhop this afternoon by agreeing on one-year deals with the three players. Jeff Niemann appears to be headed to arbitration. Price, a Super 2 player who voided…
Centerfielder B.J. Upton and pitchers David Price and Burke Badenhop have agreed to one-year contracts with the Tampa Bay Rays, avoiding arbitration.
Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg said today he is optimistic the team will resolve its stadium troubles even though it came no closer to a solution during his meeting with St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster.
Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg said he is optimistic the team will resolve its stadium troubles even though it came no closer to a solution during his meeting with St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster.
With the Yankees in the market for a designated hitter now that Jesus Montero is heading to Seattle, they are looking at a number of options and reportedly already reached out to Johnny Damon and Carlos Pena.Since they already added $10 million to the payroll with the signing of...