Tampa Bay brought its set-up man back on a two-year deal.
The Rays have offered outfielder B.J. Upton a qualifying deal, one in which he is unlikely to accept.
Tampa Bay may bring the veteran OF/DH back later in the off-season, but they cited the need to preserve flexibility as the reason for not picking up his $6 million option for the 2013 season.
The Tampa Bay Rays will pick up their one-year option on pitcher James Shields for 2013. Is it a guarantee that he will be with the Rays next season?
The Tampa Bay Rays have the second-best odds to win the 2013 World Series in their division, coming in behind the New York Yankees at 20-1. The Florida Marlins have 40-1 odds.
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