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Rays re-sign Juan Carlos Oviedo

Nov 29, 2013, 6:54 PM EST

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The Rays have re-signed reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo, formerly known as Leo Nunez, reports Mark Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. The right-hander hasn’t pitched in the Majors since 2011 with the Marlins.

Oviedo will turn 32 years old on March 15. He was signed by the Rays prior to the start of the 2013 season even though he was recovering from Tommy John surgery. He missed the entire season and threw all of three pitches in 2012 — 2.2 innings with Single-A Jupiter and 0.1 innings with Triple-A New Orleans.

  1. connormyboy - Nov 29, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    Another big signing what an offseason so far.

  2. raysfan1 - Nov 29, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    They just want “Fausto Carmona” to have some company.

    • proudlycanadian - Nov 29, 2013 at 9:20 PM

      The Rays make use of the newest inefficiency.

    • babyfarkmcgeezax - Nov 29, 2013 at 10:00 PM

      Is Fausto Carmona not allowed to have company?

      • raysfan1 - Nov 29, 2013 at 11:39 PM

        Roberto Hernandez was lonely.

    • clydeserra - Nov 30, 2013 at 12:30 AM

      need to get santiago casilla

  3. sincitybonobo - Nov 29, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Apparently, one hell of a pick off move.

    Props to Charlie Steiner- “The Player To Be Named Later”.

  4. Old Gator - Nov 30, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    To all of us disenfranchised Feesh fans, he will always be Leo Nunez – a classic Feesh story.

  5. flatsorter - Nov 30, 2013 at 3:50 AM

    How did this guy get 9 batters out on 3 pitches?

    • Old Gator - Nov 30, 2013 at 8:54 AM

      Easy. He got three guys to hit into triple plays on the first pitch.

      “Do the math.” – Werner Heisenberg

      • dcarroll73 - Nov 30, 2013 at 9:32 AM

        Hey Gator, now that he has signed I can tell where he is but I can’t tell you how fast he is.

      • Old Gator - Nov 30, 2013 at 10:49 AM

        That’s okay. God doesn’t play baseball with the universe anyway.

      • flatsorter - Dec 23, 2013 at 4:01 AM

        He can also get credit for getting 9 outs with 0 pitches, by picking off 9 runners.

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