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Blalock can opt out of 'convoluted' deal with Rays

Mar 9, 2010, 3:44 PM EDT

Hank Blalock’s minor-league contract with the Rays includes an opt-out clause that allows him to request his release and become a free agent if not added to the 40-man roster by April 1.
He can also choose to accept an assignment to the minors, which seems like it could be a decent option given that the other 29 big-league also weren’t willing to give him a major-league deal. In fact, only the Marlins were really linked to him at all.
Rays executive vice president Andrew Friedman used “convoluted” to describe the deal, which would pay $925,000 if Blalock makes the Opening Day roster and includes another $250,000 in playing time-based incentives.
“What I will say is that at the end of spring if there’s not a 25-man spot for him and there is somewhere else we’re not going to stand in his way,” Friedman told Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times.

  1. joethefirst - Mar 9, 2010 at 6:55 PM

    Sign with the Twins.

  2. Old Gator - Mar 9, 2010 at 8:46 PM

    Aw come on, they can’t be that desperate for a closer, can they?

  3. skipperxc - Mar 10, 2010 at 9:43 PM

    :: rimshot ::

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