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The Tampa Bay Rays Are Mulling Other Offers for Jason Hammel

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LAS VEGAS — The Rockies and Rays have agreed on the parameters of a deal that would land Colorado right- handed reliever Jason Hammel, but Tampa Bay is still mulling other offers.

The Rockies would send Double-A pitcher Aneury Rodriguez to the Rays, whom Tampa Bay scouted heavily in Tucson last week.

Tampa Bay, however, has scheduled Hammel to throw in a minor- league game Sunday in a last attempt to increase his trade value to multiple suitors.

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Apparently the Rockies would initially use Hammel in long relief and in spot starts. I'm not sure that's going to help him -- considering he seemed to lose focus after heading into that role last season -- but we'll see. Also, if the Rays have offers that are comparable to Aneury Rodriguez out there, then I think everyone has misread Hammel's value to other teams.