Mahay, 36, split last season between Texas and Atlanta. He probably will command a contract along the lines of the three-year, $12 million deal J.C. Romero got from the Phillies last month.
As for the left-handed-hitting outfielder the Rays seek, the most popular names mentioned around the lobby are Shawn Green, Brad Wilkerson, Geoff Jenkins and Darin Erstad.
Friedman confirmed the Rays have made some offers and counteroffers, but said nothing was imminent as of late Tuesday afternoon.
I won't be around most of the morning, so post any rumors or news in the comments section or diaries area and I'll address it upon my return.
Per MLBTR, the Yankees are out of the Mahay race. Some called Jake crazy for saying we might sign Mahay...
Topkin makes a note about the media room talking Rays acquiring Josh Hamilton; I don't see it.
Speaking of ex-Rays and Reds, Jorge Cantu has been released. How the mighty Lawn Statue has fallen.
That from Topkin; I'd anticipate at least one signing.
Still waiting on an update, but read this new rumor floating around - Haren, Santana, and Jose Reyes all on the move.
Our friend Tommy Vercetti over at The Stat Pack gives us these notes on uniform numbers:
Garza is 22
Sonny switches to 21
Perez takes Sonny's 38
Ruggiano switches to 3
Riggans switches to 9
Price is 14
Jaso is listed at 65
Percival is 40
Topkin's back and mentions...Laynce Nix? Eh.
Question: Why is Mercury Morris on ESPN...rapping?
That from Topkin, which pretty much seals the night.