Found December 12, 2011 on
PLAYERS: Matt Moore
TEAMS: Tampa Bay Rays
Matt Moore's $14 million, five-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays is heavily backloaded, with the team paying a total of $3.5 million over the next three years.

Rays LHP Price shows quick moves, wit in incident

Tampa Bay Rays lefthander David Price quoted Muhammad Ali, but admits he's no fighter. Price encountered a man urinating on his car after the hurler worked as a guest bartender for Rays manager Joe Maddon's charity event. When noticed, the man pushed Price, raised his fists and fired a few punches in his direction. "Float like a butterfly/So I didn't feel the...

Sox sign Shoppach, likely ending Varitek's run

After a six-year absence, catcher Kelly Shoppach is back for another stint with the Red Sox. Shoppach, 31, has...

HBT: Rays' Price attacked by man peeing on his car

HBT: Leaving a charity event, Rays pitcher David Price finds a man peeing on his car.

Baseball Star Attacked After Confronting Man Peeing on His Car

Tampa Rays pitcher David Price is 6-foot-6, but even he doesn't want to tangle with a man in midstream. The star was attacked by a man he caught peeing on his car after a charity fundraiser Friday night, according to the St. Petersburg Times. The 26-year-old left was not injured, but the man pushed him and threw a wild punch after the pitcher approached him outside the restaurant...

Burke Badenhop bolsters Rays' bullpen

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Tampa Bay Rays' search for bullpen help may have turned up a long reliever Monday when they...

Report: Sox Sign Kelly Shoppach

More here.The speculation is that this acquisition will end Jason Varitek's career in Boston. I would think so.

Red Sox Sign Kelly Shoppach

The Red Sox have signed catcher Kelly Shoppach to a one year $1.35 million deal.  Shoppach was originally drafted by the Red Sox and played with the team in 2005 before being traded as part of the Coco Crisp Deal.  With the signing of Shoppach, it is very unlikely that Jason Varitek will be back.

When making deals, Rays bank on potential

ST. PETERSBURG Knowing what he knows about his client's potential and knowing what he knows about the way the Rays like to do business, Matt Sosnick had a feeling his client, Matt Moore, would be inline for a long-term contract.
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