Myers contract renewed, 20 others agree to terms
UPDATE, 6:47: Jeff Berry, the co-head of CAA Baseball, which reps Myers, said the renewal was a non-issue, calling it simply part of the process. "No hard feelings whatsoever,'' he said via text. "Wil is looking forward to the upcoming season.''
The Rays typically stick to firm pay scale for pre-arb players (those with less than 3 years), which based on previous years would extend from the $500,000 MLB minimum to around $520,000. By being renewed, Myers would get $5,000 less than offered. RHP Jeremy Hellickson also was renewed after winning the 2011 award.
DEVELOPING: After agreeing to terms with their other 20 pre-arbitration eligible players, the Rays renewed the contract of AL Rookie of the Year OF Wil Myers.
The renewal just means his salary is set by the team, likely in the range of $500,000 (the new MLB minimum) and $520,000.
The 20 agreeing to terms were:
RHP Chris Archer, INF Tim Beckham, LHP Jeff Beliveau, INF Vince Belnome, RHP Brad Boxberger, RHP Alex Cobb, RHP Alex Colome, INF Logan Forsythe, RHP Brandon Gomes, OF Brandon Guyer, OF Desmond Jennings, RHP Nathan Karns, OF Kevin Kiermaier, INF Hak-Ju Lee, RHP Josh Lueke, LHP Mike Montgomery, RHP Jake Odorizzi, LHP C.J. Riefenhauser, RHP Enny Romero and RHP Kirby Yates.