Bartlett, Rays agree on 1-year contract
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Shortstop Jason Bartlett and the Tampa Bay Rays agreed Tuesday on a one-year contract worth $1,981,250, avoiding arbitration.
Bartlett, part of the November 2007 trade that also brought right-hander Matt Garza to the AL champions in exchange for Delmon Young, made $412,500 while helping solidify the Rays' defense last season.
Manager Joe Maddon often referred to the 29-year-old as Tampa Bay's most valuable player during the team's run to the World Series. The ...
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