Floyd deal not done, but getting closer
The Rays moved closer to signing free-agent outfielder Cliff Floyd to a one-year contract with a club option for 2009. Internet reports emerged Thursday that a deal had been completed, but the Rays said some details still have to be worked out.
“We are still working through some of the finer points but we are optimistic we will have a positive announcement early next week,” Rays executive vice president Andrew Friedman said Thursday evening.
Floyd, who hit .284 with nine homers and 45 RBIs in 282 at bats last season with the Cubs, would give the Rays a much-needed left-handed outfield bat.