Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tampa Bay Rays (Devil Rays before) team in avoiding salary arbitration before the deadline

Tampa Bay Rays (Devil Rays before) team in avoiding salary arbitration before the deadline, buttoned up first baseman Panna (Carlos Pena) and pitcher Kazmir (Scott Kazmir) two contracts.

Panna and Kazmir this fight for a vote, are the main war will Rays team, 29-year-old Panna, the best in team history last year, blasted to create a record of 46 home runs and 121 RBI, was the American League " Comeback Award "(Comeback Player of the Year Award), Ray team performance to treasure.

Rays team and the Panna signed 3 years contract 24,155,000 U.S. dollars, the average annual salary of more than 8 million U.S. dollars, he has played for the Rays to 2010. "I am very grateful, I'm excited." Panna said: "I look forward to do something, in short, I feel grateful."
Panna has agreed to donate 225,000 U.S. dollars to the Rays Baseball Foundation, the Foundation was to help the Tampa Bay area youth education. Rays team in history, only outfielder Von Don (Greg Vaughn) in 2000 34 million U.S. dollars signed a four-year contract with pitcher (Wilson Alvarez) in 1998 35 million U.S. dollars signed a five-year contract with Panna par.

The 24-year-old pitcher Kazmir and the Rays team contract for one year, 3.785 million U.S. dollars annual salary, he was defeated last year's record of 13 wins and 9, 3.48 ERA and 248 strikeouts in a single season, was the American League "strikeout king." The Deputy President of Friedman Rays Ball (Andrew Friedman) said Kazmir pay 424,000 U.S. dollars last year, this year's contract to avoid salary arbitration decision is the eve of 9 minutes to complete.

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