The Tampa Bay Rays signed infielder Matt Mangini, first baseman Juan Miranda, right-handed pitcher Jhonny Nunez, and right-handed pitcher Ricky Orta to minor league deals earlier this month. While these signings may not be the type of news that stimulates a fan base or season ticket sales, they are still worth paying attention to for Rays' fans.
Rays fans are accustomed to seeing Andrew Friedman finding bargain after bargain each Winter and taking chances on undervalued players who end up being pivotal members of the Major League squad. The recent signing of Juan Miranda to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invite brings back memories of a former Ray who came to the team under similar circumstances...and flourished.
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The Tampa Bay Rays have signed infielder Matt Mangini, right handed pitcher Jhonny Nunez, first baseman Juan Miranda and right handed pitcher Ricky Ortiz to minor league deals with invites to Spring Training according to the Tampa Tribune.
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