Rays And Richie Shaffer Agree To Contract

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Third baseman Richie Shaffer, taken by the Tampa Bay Rays with the 25th pick in the first round of last month’s amateur draft, agreed to a contract for a signing bonus of $1.71 million. The deal yesterday with the 21-year-old was just below the slot value of $1,725,000 assigned under baseball’s new labor contract.

Source: AP