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6 Rays in arbitration agree to deals
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A day after agreeing to a one-year contract with three-time All-Star pitcher David Price, the Tampa Bay Rays reached deals with their six players remaining in arbitration.
Pitchers Jeremy Hellickson, Jake McGee and Cesar Ramos, outfielder Matt Joyce, catcher Jose Lobaton and infielder/outfielder Sean Rodriguez agreed Friday to one-year contracts, avoiding hearings.
Hellickson will earn $3,625,000 and could earn a $25,000 bonus for 195 innings pitched. McGee will receive $1.45 million and Ramos $749,750.
Joyce will make $3.7 million, while Lobaton will earn $950,000 and Rodriguez $1,475,000 with the chance to earn another $25,000 for 300 plate appearances.
Price agreed Thursday to a $14 million salary.
Hellickson started 31 games last season, going 12-10 with a 5.17 ERA. McGee 5-3, 4.02) and Ramos (2-2, 4.14) are left-handed relievers.
Joyce hit .235 with 18 homers and 47 RBIs. Lobaton batted .249 with seven homers and 32 RBIs, while Rodriguez hit .246 with five homers and 23 RBIs while appearing in 94 games at five positions.
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