Rays Exercise David DeJesus’ Option | The Process Report

Rays Exercise David DeJesus’ Option

Update: The Rays & DeJesus have reportedly agreed to a two-year deal (2014 & 2015) with an option. More to come when terms are released.


The Rays have exercised David DeJesus’ club option, according to the club.

DeJesus, who turns 34 next month, was acquired as part of an August trade with the Nationals. The veteran outfielder batted .260/.328/.413 with the Rays, while being used almost exclusively against right-handed pitchers. The Rays had to decide between his club option, valued at $6.5 million, and a $1.5 million buyout. Andrew Friedman chose to keep DeJesus despite the $5 million difference.

Of course the Rays could still trade DeJesus, should they decide to, but for now he’ll enter the offseason on the roster.

The Rays still have a decision to make on Juan Oviedo’s club option.

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