Originally written on Sports Injury Alert  |  Last updated 12/1/13
Former Marlins closer Juan Carlos Oviedo (known then as Leo Nunez) last pitched in the Majors in 2011 due to Tommy John surgery, but that did not stop the Tampa Bay Rays from signing him to a contract for 2013. Oviedo never pitched in 2013, and the Rays granted him free agency in early November. Now, as NBC Sports.com’s Bill Baer reports, the Rays have re-signed Oviedo for 2014. Terms of the deal are not yet available. Mark Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times first broke the story Friday evening. Another piece for #Rays bullpen – hearing they are re-signing RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo (former Leo Nunez). Spent ’13 rehabbing. — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) November 29, 2013 Oviedo was a successful reliever before his injury. He saved 93 games with a 9-13 record and 3.86 ERA for the then-Florida Marlins from 2009-2011 before spraining the UCL ligament in his right elbow. He was also 9-7 in 106 games with the Royals from 2005-2008. He missed a total of 110 games from 2007-2008 with a fractured rig...
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