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Rays and infielder Amed Rosario agree to $1.5 million, 1-year contract

Feb. 20, 2024 23:13 PM EST

The Tampa Bay Rays and veteran infielder Amed Rosario have agreed to a $1.5 million, one-year contract. Rosario can make an additional $500,000 in incentive. The 28-year-old can play shortstop, second base and in the outfield. He spent last season with Cleveland and...

Infielder Yu Chang signs minor league contract with Tampa Bay Rays

Feb. 20, 2024 09:10 AM EST

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Infielder Yu Chang has signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays. The club announced the deal, which includes an invitation to major league spring training camp, on Tuesday. The 28-year-old Chang has played all four infield...

Outfielder Harold Ramirez loses to Rays in arbitration and gets $3.8 million instead of $4.3 million

Feb. 15, 2024 22:57 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Harold Ramírez lost to the Tampa Bay Rays in salary arbitration on Thursday and will earn $3.8 million instead of his $4.3 million request. Chris Cameron, Allen Ponak and Scott Buchheit made the decision, one day after hearing arguments. ...

Rob Manfred says he will retire as baseball commissioner in January 2029 after 14 years

Feb. 15, 2024 19:26 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday he will retire when his current term ends in January 2029. Speaking at a spring training news conference, Manfred noted he will be 70 years old and will have been commissioner for 14 years when his term ends on Jan....

Phil Maton and Tampa Bays Rays finalize $6.5 million, 1-year contract

Feb. 14, 2024 12:04 PM EST

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Reliever Phil Maton and the Tampa Bay Rays finalized a $6.5 million, one-year contract on Wednesday, a deal that includes a 2025 club option and could be worth $14 million over two years. Maton gets a $6.25 million salary this season, and the Rays have a...

Reliever Jason Adam goes to arbitration with Tampa Bay Rays for second straight year

Feb. 12, 2024 22:33 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Reliever Jason Adam tried to beat the Tampa Bay Rays in salary arbitration for the second year in a row, asking a panel Monday for a raise to $3.25 million instead of the team's $2.7 million offer. A 32-year-old right-hander, Adam was 4-2 with a 2.98 ERA...

Rays extend contracts of manager Kevin Cash, president of baseball operations Erik Neander

Feb. 08, 2024 12:04 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have extended the contracts of manager Kevin Cash and president of baseball operations Erik Neander. The team announced the moves Thursday but did not specify the length of the agreements. Cash, 46, has led the Rays to...

Amazon will invest in Diamond Sports as part of a bankruptcy restructuring agreement

Jan. 17, 2024 15:21 PM EST

Amazon will partner with Diamond Sports as part of a restructuring agreement as the largest owner of regional sports networks looks to emerge from bankruptcy. Diamond owns 18 networks under the Bally Sports banner. Those networks have the rights to 37 professional teams — 11...

Japanese reliever Naoyuki Uwasawa gets $25,000 signing bonus as part of Tampa Bay Rays contract

Jan. 16, 2024 17:53 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Right-hander reliever Naoyuki Uwasawa will receive a $25,000 signing bonus as part of his minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, who must pay a release fee of $6,250 to the Pacific League’s Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters. If added to the Rays'...

Arozarena, McClanahan among 8 Rays to reach contracts. Adam and Ramírez again on track for hearings

Jan. 11, 2024 23:22 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Slugging outfielder Randy Arozarena and injured ace Shane McClanahan were among eight players who agreed to contracts with the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday and avoided arbitration. Right-hander Jason Adam and designated hitter/outfielder Harold Ramírez...