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Tampa Bay Rays sign James Loney

  • The Tampa Bay Rays signed free agent first baseman James Loney to a one-year contract on Thursday.

    Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed but according to sources the deal could be worth $2 million with incentives worth an additional $1 million.

    Loney split last season with the Dodgers and Red Sox, batting a combined .249 with six homers and 41 runs batted in.

    He was part of the August deal that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett to Los Angeles.

    The 28-year-old former first-round pick is a career .282 hitter with 73 homers and 459 RBI in 926 games over seven big league seasons.