Rays To Sign Brian Shouse?

6:35 PM  Update: We're hearing its a one year deal with some sort of option for 2010. Pending a physical. 

Update: Tommy contacted a Rays source who called the report premature, but did not deny or confirm the interest.

Per Buster Olney (Credit to BobR)

Brian Shouse, a veteran left-handed reliever, has agreed to a two-year deal with the Tampa Bay Rays, according to baseball sources. The deal is pending a physical exam, which he will take on Thursday.

I'm going to assume hope the second year is a club option, similar to what the Rays did with Trever Miller and that the money is reasonable.

Over the last three years Shouse has been worth: -0.2, 1.1, and 0.4 wins. That works out to an average of ~0.4 wins per season, or worth around 1.8-2 million dollars. Shouse gets grounders, lefties out, and nets the Brewers a second round pick - not at the expense of the Rays second round pick.

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The Rays pen now has the following options:

Troy Percival

Grant Balfour

J.P. Howell

Dan Wheeler

Chad Bradford

Joe Nelson

Lance Cormier

Brian Shouse

Jason Hammel

Derek Rodriguez

Dewon Day

Jason Childers

Julio DePaula

Randy Choate

Dale Thayer

Juan Salas

Jeff Niemann

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