All-Star outfielder Carl Crawford will be with the Rays in 2010 after the team today exercised its $10 million option for next season.
The Rays also claimed right-handed pitcher Ramon Ramirez off waivers from Cincinnati. The 27-year-old appeared in 11 major-league games this year with a 3.65 ERA in 12.1 innings. He was 6-7 with a 4.03 ERA at Triple-A Louisville.
The team also declined its options on relief pitcher Brian Shouse and catcher Gregg Zaun. Zaun came to Tampa Bay this year in a trade that sent former Biscuit Rhyne Hughes to the Orioles.