On May 29, 2010, the San Francisco Giants signed the recently released outfielder Pat Burrell to a minor league contract. Burrell was let go by the frugal Tampa Bay Rays despite the fact that he was in the final year of a contract that owed him nine million dollars in 2010. The Rays ate the money because they felt Burrell was washed up and couldn't help them even though they were a contending team.
Outfielder/DH Pat Burrell has been released by the Tampa Bay Rays. Burrell, 33, signed with the Rays in the offseason to a 2 year $16 million contract, after their run at their first World Series Championship. The Rays thought they ... Read Post
MLB veteran Hideki Matsui signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays today and the outfielder/designated hitter will report to the Rays training facility in Port Charlotte, Florida, for workouts beginning Wednesday. Hide... Read Post