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Breaking down Rays' roster, contract status of players

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Published:   |   Updated: October 10, 2013 at 11:44 AM

What is the Rays' No. 1 priority this offseason?

Re-sign P David Price
22%
Trade Price for MLB, minor-league talent
21%
Re-sign 1B James Loney
29%
Acquire 1B with more power
3%
Find new closer
13%
Improve at catcher
8%
Other
4%

Total Votes: 492

A look at the contract situation for players on the 2013 Tampa Bay Rays roster going into the offseason.

 

UNDER CONTRACT THROUGH AT LEAST 2014

3B Evan Longoria - 2014 salary of $7.5 million as part of 10-year, $100 million contract through 2022

2B Ben Zobrist - Rays expected to pick up $7 million option ($2.5 million buyout)

SS Yunel Escobar - Rays expected to pick up first of two $5 million team options

OF David DeJesus - Rays could pay $1.5 million buyout and try to sign for less than $6.5 million team option

RHP Joel Peralta - $3 million for 2014

LHP Matt Moore - $1 million in 2014 as part five-year, $14 million deal that runs through 2016

 

ARBITRATION ELIGIBLE

(Still under team control)

LHP David Price - Made $10.1125 million in second year of arbitration; could make $13 million in 2014; could be traded

RHP Jeff Niemann - Made $3 million but missed all of 2013 after shoulder surgery; could be non-tendered

OF Matt Joyce - Avoided arbitration in first year of eligibility with $2.45 million for 2013

LHP Wesley Wright - Second year of eligibility. Made $1.025 million in 2013

UTL Sean Rodriguez - Avoided arbitration in 2013 with $1 million contract

OF Sam Fuld - Made $725,000 in 2013, first year of eligibility

RHP Jeremy Hellickson - Made $503,000 in 2013; will get more, but not much more, in first year of eligibility

LHP Cesar Ramos - Made $501,300 in 2013; first year of eligibility

C Chris Gimenez - First year of eligibility; spent most of 2013 at Triple-A

 

FREE AGENTS

RHP Fernando Rodney - Made $2.5 million in 2013; might take less than market value to stay with Rays

1B James Loney - Made $2 million in 2013; Rays want him back but depends on what market pays for 1B with 13 homers

DH Luke Scott - Injury-riddled tenure with Rays coming to an end

INF/OF Kelly Johnson - Playing time decreased with arrival of Wil Myers

RHP Roberto Hernandez - Hard to see a scenario in which he would return

C Jose Molina - Made $1.8 million in 2013; don't be surprised to see him back in 2014

RHP Jamey Wright - Wants to return but could be casualty of yearly turnover in bullpen

DH Delmon Young - Could return if 2014 roster has room for a right-handed DH

RHP Jesse Crain - Shoulder strain prevented him from pitching; wants to sign with Rays

 

UNDER TEAM CONTROL

(Not arbitration eligible; will be offered minimal raise for the 2014)

LHP Jake McGee - made $506,200 in 2013

CF Desmond Jennings - made $501,800 in 2013

RHP Alex Cobb - made $502,200 in 2013

C Jose Lobaton - made $496,500 in 2013

RHP Chris Archer - Split minor-league/major-league minimum

RHP Brandon Gomes - Split minor-league/major-league minimum

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