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Countdown to Spring Training: Day 43
Posted By Amanda Borges On January 14, 2014 @ 9:25 AM In Borges - Article,Insider - Rays,main feature,MLB | No Comments
The Tampa Bay Rays are preparing for February as they make changes to their roster prior to Spring Training.
The Rays inked two minor league contracts  Monday, signing 33-year-old outfielder Justin Christian  to a minor league deal, with an invite to spring training. He’s played parts of three seasons in the majors; 2008 was spent with the Yankees , 2011-2012 was with the Giants  and last season with the Cardinals  Triple-A team.
The second deal was with 28-year-old catcher Eddy Rodriguez, who had one stint to the majors in 2012 with the Padres  and spent 2013 in Double and Triple-A.
The deadline to file for arbitration was Monday, but Friday, per Rays policy, is the cut off for negotiating, with a hearing then scheduled.
Seven players remain in the arbitration process, players and projected salaries provided by Marc Topkin :
LHP David Price ($13.1-million)
OF Matt Joyce ($3.7M)
RHP Jeremy Hellickson ($3.3M)
INF/OF Sean Rodriguez ($1.3M)
LHP Jake McGee ($1.2M)
C Jose Lobaton  ($1M)
LHP Cesar Ramos ($700K)
Spring Training tickets go on sale this week, available to Rays Insiders on Thursday and to the general public Friday, on raysbaseball.com .
For more on this story, please visit draysbay.com .Countdown to Spring Training: Day 43 by Amanda Borges
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 inked two minor league contracts: http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/rays/of-christian-signed-to-minor-league-deal-with-invite/2160843
 Justin Christian: http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/players/31809/justin-christian
 Yankees: http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/teams/new-york-yankees
 Giants: http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/teams/san-francisco-giants
 Cardinals: http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/teams/st-louis-cardinals
 Padres: http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/teams/san-diego-padres
 players and projected salaries provided by Marc Topkin: http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/rays/catching-up-with-some-rays-news-and-notes/2160817
 Jose Lobaton: http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/players/33173/jose-lobaton
 raysbaseball.com: http://tampabay.rays.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=tb
 draysbay.com: http://www.draysbay.com/2014/1/14/5306536/the-rays-tank-minor-league-signings-arbitration-spring-training-tix
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