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Loney coming back for 3 years, $21-million

James Loney, 29, had a strong 2013 season for the Rays, hitting .299 with 13 homers and 75 RBIs and playing Gold Glove-caliber defense.

JAMES BORCHUCK | Times

James Loney, 29, had a strong 2013 season for the Rays, hitting .299 with 13 homers and 75 RBIs and playing Gold Glove-caliber defense.

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The Rays got their first choice at first base, reaching agreement Friday to bring back James Loney on a three-year, $21-million deal, the Times has confirmed.

Loney, 29, had a strong 2013 season for the Rays, hitting .299 with 13 homers and 75 RBIs and playing Gold Glove-caliber defense. 

He was sought after by several teams, including the Pirates and the Brewers, but the Rays made it clear they wanted him back.

Loney played for a $2-million salary last season.

ESPN's Buster Olney and Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal first had news of the deal.

The agreement is pending a physical, and likely won't be announced for several days.

 

 

 

 

[Last modified: Friday, December 13, 2013 6:07pm]

    

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