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Rays Break CBA Rules, Fines Coming

[1]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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