ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays filed salary figures with outfielder Tommy Pham on Friday, moving forward with the arbitration process, making him the only one of four arbitration-eligible players who did not reach terms on one-year contracts for the 2019 season.
Infielder Matt Duffy, right-handed reliever Chaz Roe and catcher Mike Zunino all agreed to terms on deals, the team announced Friday.
Pham, who posted a .343/.448/.622 slash line in 39 games with Tampa Bay after he was acquired from the Cardinals at last year's non-waiver trade deadline, made $570,100 last season as a pre-arb player.
The salary figures filed by Pham and the Rays were just $600,000 apart. Pham filed for a $4.1-million salary and Tampa Bay came in at $3.5, according to USA Today.
Zunino, acquired in a trade with the Mariners earlier this offseason, will make $4.4125 million in his second year of arbitration eligibility, according to MLB.com.
Duffy, also in his second arbitration-eligible season, will make $2.675 million, according to The Athletic. Roe agreed to as $1.275-million deal, according to The Athletic, for his first year of arbitration eligibility.
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