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Rays pick up options on Shields, Rodney, Molina, decline option on Scott

Posted Oct 31, 2012 by Roger Mooney

Updated Oct 31, 2012 at 03:32 PM

As expected the Tampa Bay Rays picked up the 2013 options on pitchers James Shields and Fernando Rodney and catcher Jose Molina and declined the 2013 option on designated hitter Luke Scott.

The Rays paid the $1 million buyout on Scott’s contract rather than pay him $6 million this season.

Scott, who hit 14 home runs and drove in 55 runs in 314 at-bats, was limited to 96 games because of back and oblique injuries that twice sent him to the disabled list. Scott said he hoped to return for 2013, and he could be resigned, but it would be for less than the $6 million he would have received.

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