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Rays to re-sign reliever Chaz Roe

The veteran right-hander pitched in only 10 games in 2020 due to elbow soreness.
Rays reliever Chaz Roe pitches against the Yankees at Tropicana Field on Aug. 7, 2020.
Rays reliever Chaz Roe pitches against the Yankees at Tropicana Field on Aug. 7, 2020. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
Published Feb. 22
Updated Feb. 22

The Rays are re-signing right-handed reliever Chaz Roe to a one-year, $1.15 million major-league deal.

Roe, 34, pitched in only 10 games last season due to right-elbow soreness that landed him on the injured list in late August and ended his season with a 2-1, 2.89 record. He is said to be healthy now.

Roe joined the Rays in July 2017. In 151 games over parts of four seasons, he is 4-6, 3.54 with three saves, his sharply breaking slider typically holding down right-handed hitters.

The deal for Roe, pending completion of his physical exam, is expected to be announced Monday, as is a one-year, $1.8 million deal with free agent right-hander Collin McHugh.

The Rays can create space on the 40-man roster by shifting Yonny Chirinos and Oliver Drake to the 60-day injured list.