Rays Avoid Arbitration with B.J. Upton


The Rays signed Upton to a one-year deal worth $4.8M plus 25K in incentives. According to my pocket calculations, that puts the Rays' payroll at around $34M. There's still plenty of budget room to add a couple more pieces. Andy Sonnanstine is the only other Ray eligible for arbitration, making it likely that he'll sign a one-year deal by tomorrow's filing deadline.