Originally posted on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 1/18/13
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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