Left-handed hitter Ben Broussard, who could play a corner outfield position and DH, is an outside possibility if Seattle nontenders him. The Rays are not interested in catcher Miguel Olivo, who is expected to be nontendered by the Marlins but at age 29 would not fit into Tampa Bay's plans.
The Rays face a decision on whether to offer a contract to right-handed reliever Grant Balfour, who is in his first year of arbitration eligibility. Balfour's role became less prominent with the signing of closer Troy Percival and the reshuffling of late-inning roles.
I was a bit vague about the situation yesterday, but for those wondering what the hell I was talking about in regards to my BTB posts being lifted, I explained a bit here, although I refuse to post the site's name for obvious reasons.