Randy Arozarena indicators for an additional 12 months with the Rays and can earn double his former wage

Eight gamers, together with Cuban-born Mexican outfielder Randy Arozarena and the injured Shane McClanahan, secured contracts with the Tampa Bay Rays, avoiding wage arbitration.

Arozarena, who earned $4.15 million final season, will obtain $8.1 million in 2024 after a formidable 12 months as an American League All-Star. His 2023 stats embody a .254 batting common, 23 dwelling runs, 83 RBIs, and 22 stolen bases.

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McClanahan, regardless of present process his second Tommy John surgical procedure in August 2023 and never anticipated to return till 2025, signed a two-year deal price $7.2 million, paying $3.6 million yearly. Within the earlier season, McClanahan demonstrated his expertise with an 11-2 report and a 3.29 ERA in 21 begins.

The Rays nonetheless have two gamers, right-handed pitcher Jason Adam and designated hitter/outfielder Harold Ramirez, set for hearings subsequent month. Final 12 months, Tampa Bay skilled 4 hearings, successful in opposition to left-hander Colin Poche and right-hander Ryan Thompson however dropping to Ramirez and Poche.

Adam, the right-handed reliever, is in search of $3.25 million, whereas the Rays countered with $2.7 million. Ramirez, who gained his arbitration case in 2023 with a $2.2 million payout, requested for $4.3 million, and Tampa Bay provided $3.8 million.

Rays increasing their roster

Tampa Bay additionally expanded their roster with the addition of Japanese right-hander Naoyuki Uwasawa, signing him to a minor league contract with an invite to main league spring coaching. Uwasawa boasted a 9-9 report with a 2.96 ERA with Nippon Ham within the earlier season.

Moreover, one-year contracts had been agreed upon by right-handers Aaron Civale, Shawn Armstrong, Zack Littell, Drew Rasmussen (starting the season on the injured record after elbow surgical procedure), Colin Poche, and Mexican infielder Isaac Paredes. Civale secured $4.9 million, Armstrong $2.05 million, Littell $1.85 million, Rasmussen $1,865,000, Poche $2,375,000, and Paredes $3.4 million.

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