Dec 3, 2013

Sam Fuld and Wesley Wright non-tendered; Jose Molina deal final

Last night was the tender contract deadline, and the Rays non-tendered OF Sam Fuld and RP Wesley Wright and are both now free agents. According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, Friedman said of the non-tenders that a return for both is possible.

Specifically about the Fuld non-tender, Friedman said, "We didn't make this move thinking that there would necessarily be finality to it." About Wright, Friedman said that "[this] move isn't about his talent as much as it's about our current bullpen setup."

Sam Fuld took to Twitter after he was non-tendered and sent this tweet.



Many fans expressed support for Sam and are hopeful of a return.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Jose Molina deal became final last night. Friedman said, "He has played a large role in the success that we've had on the run prevention side."

The deal is for 2 years worth $4.5 million and Molina will donate $40k of it to the Rays Baseball Foundation.

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