Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - The Tampa Bay Rays have reportedly agreed to
a contract with free agent first baseman James Loney.
According to the St. Petersburg Times and CBS Sports, Loney will cost just $2
million for one year. The deal also includes incentives that could make it
worth an additional $1 million.
Loney split last season with the Dodgers and Red Sox, batting a combined .249
with six homers and 41 runs batted in. He was part of the blockbuster August
deal that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett to Los Angeles.
The 28-year-old former first-round pick is a career .282 hitter with 73 homers
and 459 RBI in 926 games over seven big league seasons.
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