Six Rays Avoid Arbitration
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) A day after agreeing to a one-year contract with three-time All-Star pitcher David Price, the Tampa Bay Rays have reached deals with their six players remaining in arbitration.
Pitchers Jeremy Hellickson, Jake McGee and Cesar Ramos, outfielder Matt Joyce, catcher Jose Lobaton and infielder/outfielder Sean Rodriguez agreed Friday to one-year contracts.
Price agreed Thursday to a $14 million salary.
Hellickson started 31 games last season, going 12-10 with a 5.17 ERA. McGee 5-3, 4.02) and Ramos (2-2, 4.14) are left-handed relievers.
Joyce hit .235 with 18 homers and 47 RBIs. Lobaton batted .249 with seven homers and 32 RBIs, while Rodriguez hit .246 with five homers and 23 RBIs while appearing in 94 games at five positions.
Source: Associated Press