Rays introduce Damon, Ramirez
The Tampa Bay Rays officially announced their new free agent acquisitions of outfielder Johnny Damon and designated hitter Manny Ramirez Tuesday afternoon in a press conference.
“It’s an exciting day for the Rays organization,” Rays executive VP Andrew Friedman said.
Ramirez, who will make $2 million, is expected to be the full-time designated hitter. Damon, who will earn a base salary of $5.25 million, will likely be the primary leftfielder and potential leadoff hitter; Manager Joe Maddon said he hasn’t set settled on a batting order yet.