ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) _ Reliever Jay Witasick has agreed to
a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Witasick was released by Oakland last Thursday. He went 1-and-0
with a 3-point-60 E-R-A in 16 games with the Athletics.
Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon will give the right-hander an
opportunity to fill the seventh-inning set-up role.
Witasick had a 1-point-5 (m) million-dollar salary this year
under his contract with Oakland, and Tampa Bay is responsible for
more than 230-thousand dollars of that. It's a prorated share of
the 380-thousand-dollar minimum. The Athletics also must pay a
250-thousand-dollar buyout of a 2008 option.
To make room for Witasick on the 40-man roster, the Devil Rays
designated reliever Ruddy Lugo for assignment. Lugo was pitching
for Triple-A Durham.
Tampa Bay also placed pitcher Tim Corcoran on the 15-day
disabled list with a strained right elbow.
(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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