Before we move on to this week, it is worth catching up on a news-worthy item that we lapsed on covering last weekend. This item is two-fold, and doesn't really contain any new pieces of information that will affect the 2007 Rays, although we can be assured that there will be no need to take refuge from the threat of Brian Meadows next season.
Pena, 28, who has spent parts of six major league seasons with the Rangers, Athletics, Tigers, and Red Sox, will make $800,000 should he make the final roster coming out of spring training, with opportunities available to him for an additional $400,000 in performance bonuses.
Casanova, 34, a much less likely bet to make the final roster, will nonetheless earn $410,000 if he does, with another $20,000 that can be triggered upon reaching certain performance benchmarks.
Meadows to Cincinnati
Devil Rays sign Pena to minor league deal [Associated Press via SI.com]
Rays to Sign Carlos Pena [DRaysBay] (1/24)
The Non Roster Invitees as of now.... [DRaysBay] (1/22)
Reds, Meadows agree to deal [Cincinnati Post]
Reds add ex-Tampa reliever [Cincinnati Enquirer]
Brian Meadows [Fan Graphs]