Thursday, December 25, 2008

Rays Add Bullpen Depth

By JC De La Torre

The St. Petersburg Times is reporting that the Rays have signed 34yd old right handed relief pitcher Joe Nelson to a 1 yr $1.3 million dollar contract. Nelson walked away from some lucrative opportunities with other teams (reported as many as 20 other teams were interested) but felt that being close to home and playing for the American League champs was what he wanted to do.

Nelson pitched 54 innings for the Florida Marlins in 2008, putting up a 3-1 record, 1 save, 2.00 ERA, 60 strikeouts in 59 games.

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