Devil Rays buy out Piniella's final season for $2.2M
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Lou Piniella will not return as manager of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays next season, a decision that had long been expected after he questioned ownership's commitment to winning.
"We've got a new ownership group taking over. They need to bring in their own manager that they can grow with," Piniella said Friday night, when the Devil Rays began a season-ending series against Baltimore.
"At the same time, it'll give me time to go home and relax,
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