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Right-handed reliever Miceli signs with Devil Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Reliever Dan Miceli agreed to a
two-year, $1.5 million contract with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on
Thursday.

Miceli was 1-2 with a 5.89 ERA in 19 appearances with Colorado
last season. The 35-year-old right-hander has appeared in 598 major
league games with nine clubs, posting a 42-50 record with 35 saves
and a 4.51 ERA.

He will make $650,000 in each of the next two seasons. The deal
also has a $1 million team option for 2008 that could escalate to
$1.45 million. He would receive a $200,000 buyout if the team
declines.

To make room for Miceli, the Devil Rays designated right-hander
Franklin Nunez for assignment. Nunez made 13 relief appearances
with Tampa Bay over the past two seasons.