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Rays decline Juan Carlos Oviedo’s option

Nov 5, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

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Juan Carlos Oviedo missed the entire season following Tommy John elbow surgery and the Rays have declined his $2 million option for 2014, giving the reliever formerly known as Leo Nunez a $30,000 buyout instead.

Tampa Bay signed Oviedo to a minor-league deal in January hoping he’d come back in time to potentially pitch in the second half, but he had various setbacks to rule that out.

Because of injuries and legal problems associated with his false identity Oviedo hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2011, when he saved 36 games for the Marlins. He’ll latch on somewhere with a minor-league deal.

  1. NYTolstoy - Nov 5, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    what’s up with the rays signing injured guys hoping they will get back in time to play? I guess they wanna keep rolling the dice but they keep getten snake eyes!

  2. 13arod - Nov 5, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    NYTolstoy when they signed him he was healthy

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