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 make Upton qualifying offer
Posted Nov 2, 2012 by Roger Mooney
Updated Nov 2, 2012 at 05:23 PM
The Rays made center fielder B.J. Upton a qualifying offer Friday of $13.3 million for one year. Upton has a week to accept or decline the offer.
If he declines, the Rays will receive a sandwich round pick during the June draft.
MLB Trade Rumors ranks Upton fifth among all free agents.