Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times writes that the Rays’ signing of left-handed reliever Brian Shouse is "pretty official."
Shouse has agreed to a one-year deal with an option for 2010. The exact financial terms and a corresponding 40-man roster move will be announced Wednesday. There was some confusion as to the exact length of the deal back when the signing was initally reported. It appears Topkin had it right all along.