Changes Expected In Rays Offseason Again

Rays_Fernando_Rodney_2013ST. PETERSBURG — Executive vice president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman had his first meeting Wednesday to begin the process of mapping out another offseason of change for the Tampa Bay Rays.

With nine free agents and a bullpen that will undergo its yearly tweaking, the 2014 roster will look different from the one that won 92 games and beat the Indians in the AL wild-card game before being ousted Tuesday by the Red Sox in four games in the ALDS.

“I anticipate that there will be a decent amount of turnover,” Friedman said. “That being said, there are a decent amount of guys who are going to be free agents from our 2013 team that we would be interested in bringing back.”

RHP Fernando Rodney, 1B James Loney, DH Luke Scott, INF/OF Kelly Johnson, RHP Roberto Hernandez, C Jose Molina, RHP Jamey Wright, DH Delmon Young and RHP Jesse Crain are all free agents.

Source: Tampa Tribune