Rays Break CBA Rules, Fines Coming

The Rays will face harsh penalties for exceeding their draft bonus pool, Ben Badler of Baseball America reports. Baseball’s new collective bargaining agreement limited teams to $2.9MM in international bonuses for 2012-13. The Rays spent more than $3.7MM internationally for the ’12-13 period, which means they face a 100% tax on the overage and won’t be able to sign a player for more than $250K in the coming year.

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