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Earlier today, the Rays came to terms with both Sam Fuld and Jeff Niemann to avoid arbitration. Add the remaining two to that list as Tampa Bay made the signings of Ryan Roberts and Matt Joyce official. Here is the official release from the team: ST. PETERSBURG, FL—The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a one-year contracts and avoided arbitration with outfielders Sam Fuld and Matt Joyce, right-handed pitcher Jeff Niemann and infielder Ryan Roberts. Fuld, 31, will earn $725,000. In 2012, the outfielder missed the first 96 games of the season while recovering from surgery to repair ligaments in his right wrist, an injury he incurred during spring training. He underwent surgery on April 3 and was reinstated on July 24. After rejoining the club, he played in 44 of the team’s final 66 games, batting .255 (25-for-98) with seven stolen bases and 14 runs scored. In two seasons with the Rays, he has hit .244 (99-for-406) with three home runs, 32 RBI and 27 stolen bases in 149 games. Joyce, ...
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The Rays have reached one-year deals with four of their remaining arbitration-eligible players, the team announced Friday, in advance of the deadline to make a deal before the two sides would have to enter arbitration.
Outfielders Sam Fuld and Matt Joyce, and pitcher Jeff Niemann and infielder Ryan Roberts all agreed to one-year deals.
Fuld will earn 725,000, Joyce will earn 2...
The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to one-year contracts with right-handed pitcher Jeff Niemann and infielder Ryan Roberts, along with outfielders Matt Joyce and Sam Fuld to avoid arbitration.
Niemann, who turns 30 next month, will earn $3 million the team announced Friday. The 32-year-old Roberts received $2.95 million plus incentives. Joyce gets $2.45 million and Fuld will earn $725...
Tampa Bay avoided arbitration with pitcher Jeff Niemann by reaching agreement on a one-year, $3 million contract, the Tampa Bay Times reported. Niemann is coming off an injury-plagued 2012 season when a broken fibula and shoulder problem limited him to eight games. He posted a 2-3 record with a 3.08 ERA. The new contract will give Niemann a small raise from the $2.75 million...
The Tampa Bay Rays paid the high cost to acquire Wil Myers from the Kansas City Royals with the expectation that he will play for them for a long time. But as Myers made his first visit to Tropicana Field during the recent winter development camp, the more pressing question was: When will Myers get to start playing for them? "I don't know the answer to that," executive...
The Tampa Bay Rays continue to look around for a center
fielder, according to Jayson Stark of ESPN, who adds there’s “not much out
there.” Stark continues on to speculate that the Rays could be an ultimate
landing spot for free agent center fielder Michael Bourn.
I hear #Rays still looking around for a CF but not much out there. I wonder if they could be a landing spot...
Jeff Niemann agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal with the Rays for 2013 after losing arbitration. The news on the signing first broke on Twitter via Jon Heyman of CBS. Niemann, who turns 30 next month, was placed on the 60-day D.L. last season on May 14th. He was 2-3 with a 3.38 ERA before breaking his leg due to a comebacker from Toronto’s Adam Lind. He would return in September...
Rays pitcher David Price had a special season in 2012, winning 20 games to go with a league-leading 2.56 ERA.
He also topped 200 strikeouts for the second time in his career, en route to winning the Cy Young Award.
Watch below as Price accepts his award at the Baseball Writers' Association of America dinner in New York.
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