Apr 19, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo (46) in the dugout against the Oakland Athletics at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Oakland Athletics 8-3. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Rays are set to re-sign Juan Carlos Oviedo


According to Marc Topkin on Twitter, the Tampa Bay Rays are set to re-sign right handed relief pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo.

The relief pitcher formerly known as Leo Nunez spent the entire 2013 season recovering from Tommy John Surgery. The organization declined the 31 year old’s $2 million dollar option but haven’t completely given up on the guy.

At once point in his career, Oviedo was a closer for the Florida (Miami) Marlins after Matt Lindstrom was placed on the disabled list. He finished the 2009 season with 26 saves.

Oviedo suffered a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and was later placed on the disabled list by Miami. He later underwent Tommy John Surgery and hasn’t pitched since even though he was picked up by the Tampa Bay Rays in January.

He was paid $30,000 as a buyout which made him a free agent.

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