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Friars on Base Apr 12, 2016

James Loney: What Does He Bring to the Padres?

Last week first baseman James Loney agreed to a minor-league deal with the San Diego Padres. Loney was fighting for a spot with Tampa Bay, but was told he wasn’t going to make the Rays Opening Day roster. Loney had an opt-out provision in his contract and in turn wound up being released by the […] James Loney: What Does He Bring to the Padres? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Tampa Bay Times Apr 8, 2016

Rays happy that Loney finds new club in Padres

BALTIMORE — When 1B James Loney was officially told last week there was no room for him on the Rays roster, he said he expected things to end up working out well for him.
Tampa Bay Times Apr 8, 2016

Archer struggles as Rays lose to Orioles

Chris Archer struggles for the second straight game.
The Ledger Apr 3, 2016

Rays release James Loney hours before season opener

The Tampa Bay Rays have released James Loney, the team's regular first baseman the past three years.
DRaysBay Apr 3, 2016

Tampa Bay Rays Officially Release James Loney

After three year with the Rays, James Loney is moving on On Thursday we learned that the Rays had told James Loney that he would not be on their opening day roster. They had until noon today to finalize their roster, and being unable to find a taker for Loney's large contract, the Rays felt they had to release him and eat the remaining $8M left on his contract. The Rays had signed James Loney to a three year, $21 million deal following the 2013 season in which Loney broke out and provided the club with stellar defense and an exceptional bat, making them think he was well worth it as the...
DRaysBay Apr 3, 2016

Series Preview: Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays

The hype train is rolling into the Trop as the Rays look to get their season started with a bang. Opening day has finally arrived after a seemingly endless offseason that leads to renewed optimism of an improved offense that will score enough runs to land the Rays atop the standings that would secure a ticket to the playoffs. The Rays start the season playing four games against the offensive buzz saw that is the Toronto Blue Jays. The Rays will hand Chris Archer the ball for the opener as he will do his best to lead the Rays to a victorious start to the season. The series will likely be...
Tampa Bay Times Apr 2, 2016

Long-term deal for Loney a costly mistake by Rays

Whether by trade for a small return or release, the Rays today will acknowledge an expensive mistake when they part ways with 1B James Loney, paying most, if not all, of his $8 million salary for him not to play for them.
The Ledger Apr 2, 2016

Revamped Rays make offense a 2016 priority

The most significant day of the Rays' offseason might have been Wednesday when they released first baseman James Loney and catcher Rene Rivera.

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