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In addition to finalizing the deal with veteran reliever Al Reyes that was mentioned here last week, the Rays added two more former major-leaguers to their spring training roster, signing pitcher Gary Glover and outfielder Jason Grabowski to minor-league deals.

Both spent last season in Japan. Glover, 30, is 21-18 with a 5.03 in 149 big-league games with the Blue Jays, White Sox, Angels and Brewers. Grabowski, 29, has a .196 career average in 190 big-league games with the A's and Dodgers. most in 2004.

Reyes, 36, could have a legit chance to win a job in the bullpen if he comes back from Tommy John surgery anywhere near the form he showed in 2005 for St. Louis, when he was 4-2 with a 2.15 ERA and held opponents to a .177 average over 65 games. Reyes spent most of 2006 rehabbing from surgery and could provide the veteran presence the Rays sorely need at the back end of the bullpen.

Also, check the Friday paper for an update and some interesting news about OF Jonny Gomes.

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:30am]


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