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Rays Denied Option on Juan Carlos Oviedo

Posted By Sports Talk Florida News Desk On November 5, 2013 @ 11:10 AM In Legacy | No Comments

juan_carlos_oveido_2013 [1]Juan Carlos Oviedo missed the entire season following Tommy John elbow surgery and the Rays have declined his $2 million option for 2014, giving the reliever formerly known as Leo Nunez a $30,000 buyout instead.

Tampa Bay signed Oviedo to a minor-league deal in January hoping he’d come back in time to potentially pitch in the second half, but he had various setbacks to rule that out.

Because of injuries and legal problems associated with his false identity Oviedo hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2011, when he saved 36 games for the Marlins.

Source: Aaaron Gleeman, NBC Sports [2]


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