Monday, January 12, 2009

Kapler, Rays agree to 1-year contract

Outfielder Gabe Kapler and the Rays have finalized a one-year major-league contract. Kapler, 33, hit .301 with eight home runs and 38 RBIs last year for Milwaukee. Kapler retired two years ago, managed the Class A Greenville Drive of the South Atlantic League in 2007 and unretired last year. He's a 10-year veteran.

The Rays already have a full 40-man roster, so they'll have to make another move. (I'm pretty sure they can't put Jake McGee on the 60-day DL until spring training.)


rays3fan said...

Hey Stacy,

This is Kyle. Who do you think gets the boot off? I am thinking Ryu or Salas or they may try to trade Chad Bradford. They could always take that Price guy off...I hear he is no good.

Stacy Long said...

J.K. Ryu would be a good choice. Don't forget, Jeff Niemann and Jason Hammel are out of minor-league options and it's unlikely both make the team.

Brent said...

Ryu? You're pretty good, Stacy!!

Stacy Long said...

But Kyle is better.