referring to According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays have made an offer to Wieters.
All-Star catcher Matt Wieters is still looking for a job, and the Tampa Bay Rays have reached out to the free agent with an offer.
Wieters would make a solid fit for Tampa Bay given his familiarity with the division.
Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports also confirmed that Tampa Bay had extended an offer but cautioned that the Rays should not be viewed as the favorites to land the catcher.
Barring a major injury in camp, Wieters and Boras may be forced to make a decision soon.
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The Rays entered the offseason amid rumors that they’d deal a starter.
according to The Rays have made a formal offer to free-agent catcher Matt Wieters, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.
Tampa Bay may just present that correct opportunity, looking for an upgrade over Luke Maile and Curt Casali in Ramos’ absence.
Tampa Bay already added one catcher this winter, making a creative splash at the Winter Meetings by coming to terms on a two-year deal with ex-National Wilson Ramos.
While specific details of the offer are not known, Topkin notes that it’s likely a one-year offer that could reach about $10 million with “creativity and incentives”.
Wieters is likely at this point to command a one-year deal, and it may be an incentive-laden one.
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