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Last night, the Rays decided not to tender a contract to Andy Sonnanstine. This came just hours after the Rays added a middle reliever in a minor trade with the Marlins.
In explaining the decision to non-tender Sonny, Andrew Friedman made it clear that there is no longer room on the roster for a player that is rarely used (via Marc Topkin of TampaBay.com).
Friedman said there was no longer “an optimal fit” for Sonnanstine.
And just like that, the Sonnanstine era with the Tampa Bay Rays appears to have come to an end. We will always have a fond spot in our hearts for the guy we affectionately called “The Duke” (El Duque Hernandez’ twin brother from a caucasian mother).
The remainder of the Rays’ arbitration-eligible players were tendered contracts including JP Howell.
One reason it was easier to move Sonnanstine was the addition of (...)Read the rest of Rays Dump Sonnanstine, Add Middle Reliever From Marlins (74 words)
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