Roger Mooney covers the Tampa Bay Rays for The Tampa Tribune, TBO.com and News Channel 8. He has covered the Rays since their first season in 1998, including 11 years for the Bradenton Herald. Roger has also covered Florida, South Florida and Florida State football, the Bucs and the Lightning.
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Rays agree to terms with S-Rod on 1 year, $1 million deal
Posted Dec 4, 2012 by Roger Mooney
Updated Dec 4, 2012 at 02:23 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Rays agreed to terms today with infielder Sean Rodriguez on a one-year, $1 million contract, thus avoiding arbitration.
Rodriguez, who is in his first year of arbitration eligibility, made $492,800 last season.
Rodriguez began the 2012 season as the Rays Opening Day shortstop but quickly lost the job. He was even sent to Triple A Durham in August. (His 2012 stats: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/rodrise01.shtml)
The Rays, though, need depth at infield, and Rodriguez still fits that bill.