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Tampa Bay Rays (0-0)

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@ Bal 
L 4-7
vs. NYY 
T 5-5
@ Pit 
L 0-4
vs. Bos 
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@ NYY 
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Rays ensure relatively low salaries in free-agent years

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) In signing Kevin Keirmaier to a $53.5 million, six-year contract, the Tampa Bay Rays ensured the center fielder's salaries will stay relatively low in the first three years after he would have been eligible for free agency.

Keirmaier's deal, announced Monday, includes a $1 million signing bonus payable within 10 days of the agreement's approval by the commissioner's office and salaries of $3 million this year, $5.5 million in 2018 and $8 million in 2019.

His pay increases to $10 million in 2020, the last year before he would have been eligible for free agency, and goes up to $11.5 million in 2021 and $12 million in 2022. Tampa Bay has a $13 million option for 2023 with a $2.5 million buyout.

AVG: E. Longoria.273
HR: E. Longoria36
RBI: E. Longoria98
SB: K. Kiermaier21
W: J. Odorizzi10
ERA: J. Odorizzi3.69
Saves: Á. Colomé37
K: C. Archer233
AL East
Baltimore 00.000-
Boston 00.000-
NY Yankees 00.000-
Tampa Bay 00.000-
Toronto 00.000-
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .243 (28)
Runs: 672 (24)
Hits: 1333 (27)
Home Runs: 216 (6)
Stolen Bases: 60 (22)
OBP: .307 (27)
SLG: .426 (11)
Total Bases: 2333 (13)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.20 (16)
Runs Allowed: 713 (15)
Saves: 42 (19)
Strikeouts: 1357 (10)
OpBA: .255 (12)
OBP: .318 (12)
SLG: .416 (11)
Run Support: 4.24 (23)
Date Player Transactions
3/23 D. Carpenter Released
3/15 W. Adames Sent to Minors
3/15 J. De León Sent to Minors
3/15 D. Eveland Released
3/15 J. Faria Sent to Minors
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Date Player Status
3/20 B. Boxberger Lat strain (day-to-day)
3/17 K. Gadea Right elbow tendinitis (day-to-day)
3/10 M. Duffy Recovery from left Achilles surgery (day-to-day)
3/10 N. Eovaldi Recovery from right elbow surgery (on 60-day DL)
2/14 W. Ramos Recovery from right knee surgery (day-to-day)
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