Rays-Giants issue over injured Fox resolved with no compensation
The issue between the Rays and Giants over traded prospect Lucius Fox has been resolved with no compensation.
The Rays acquired Fox in the Aug. 1 Matt Moore trade and were surprised to find out in their medical review that he had a bone bruise in his left foot, as a result of a foul ball about a week earlier. Their medical staff diagnosed that he needed rest and treatment, which would force him to likely miss the rest of the minor-league season.
As a result, the Rays pursued the possibility of seeking additional compensation from the Giants.
But after discussions between Rays baseball ops president Matt Silverman and Giants GM Bobby Evans and an exchange of further medical information, they agreed that no additional compensation was warranted.
In essence, the resolution was that the Rays acquired a player whose foot pain had not yet been diagnosed as an injury.
Fox, 19, is a fast, athletic, multi-talented, switch-hitting shortstop who was considered one of the Giants top prospects after signing for a $6-million bonus in July 2015.