Tough trade deadline for Friedman: Saturday night appendectomy
The trade deadline turned out to be a painful experience for Rays executive VP Andrew Friedman, who was hospitalized on Saturday and underwent an appendectomy Saturday night, then conducted business today from his hospital room.
According to Rays VP Rick Vaughn, Friedman is resting comfortably at St. Anthony's Hospital and is expected to be released soon.
Friedman issued this statement on not making any deals:
“We had numerous conversations with many different organizations leading up to the deadline, but none came to fruition. We will continue to be opportunistic in our approach after the deadline as before it.”