Rays decide to shut down Smyly for season
SEP 9, 7:14p ET | Andrew Astleford
Rotowire: Jan 16 / 1:29p ET
News: Smyly agreed to a one-year, $2.65 million contract with the Rays on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: The $2.65 million salary represents a significant raise for Smyly, who's in his first year of arbitration, but the number may very well also prove a tremendous bargain for Tampa Bay. Smyly was dominant after coming over from Detroit in the David Price trade, posting a 1.70 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 44:11 K:BB in 47.2 innings. He was capped at 153 total innings last season after tossing just 76 frames in 2013.
StatsLLC: Jan 16 / 12:00a ET
News: The Rays have agreed to a one-year deal with right-hander Drew Smyly.
Impact: Smyly spent last season with the Rays and Tigers, posting a 9-10 mark with a 3.24 ERA.