Found January 16, 2012 on Rays Index:
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, Jeff Niemann, and recently acquired reliever Burke Badenhop. If those players do not agree to a contract extension by tomorrow, the Rays will have their 2012 salaries determined by an arbitrator. If tomorrow’s deadline passes, there is still the possibility that the players could avoid arbitration by signing a multi-year deal. However, the Rays will not grant anymore 1-year deals to the arb-eligible players, per team policy. Related posts:Bartlett, Howell, Garza Avoid Arbitration, Upton Does Not Rays, Upton Avoid Arbitration Rays And Joel Peralta Avoid Arbitration © The Professor for Rays Index, 2012. | ...

Howell, Rays avoid arbitration with 1-year deal

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...

The One Where We Discuss Shields’ Heiny, More Damon Suitors, And Navi’s New Home

Off-Season (click image for random Wikipedia page) The Rays 2011 All-Stars, David Price, James Shields, and Matt Joyce, have been named the grand marshalls for the 2012 Gasparilla parade on January 28. Speaking of Shields…Does anybody in baseball have a more intimidating ass? If we were on first base when Shields went into his stretch, we’d be scared. Just sayin’. THE JUNKYARD...

Jeff Niemann Asking For $3.2 Million Through Arbitration

Earlier today, the Rays reached agreements on one-year deals with three of their four remaining arbitration-eligible players. The fourth, Jeff Niemann, will have his 2012 salary determined by an arbitrator. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that Niemann is asking for $3.2 million. The Rays are offering $2.75 million, a difference of just $450,000. And while not many teams would...

Rays Roundup: Scott In, Damon Out

In this week's addition of Rays Roundup: Luke Scott is signed to fill an offensive need, Andrew Friedman isn't done shopping for bats, Johnny Damon is disappointed to not be returning to Rays and Matt Joyce has been working out at first base. All of this plus notes and quotes inside.

Decisions loom on Price, Upton deals

ST. PETERSBURG David Price is inching closer to the biggest payday of his professional career. The same goes for B.J. Upton.

Rays agree with Upton, Price, avoid arbitration

Centerfielder B.J. Upton and pitchers David Price and Burke Badenhop have agreed to one-year contracts with the Tampa Bay Rays, avoiding arbitration.

One-year deal avoids arbitration with Howell

The Rays avoided arbitration with J.P. Howell by reaching a $1.35 million deal with the left-hander that could escalate to $1.4 based on incentives earned during the coming season, leaving the club with four remaining arbitration-eligible players.

Rays, Howell agree to 1-year deal

Reliever J.P. Howell has agreed to a $1.35 million, one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, avoiding arbitration.

Niemann Going to Arbitration

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