Rays Designate Juan Carlos Oviedo For Assignment

The Rays have designated reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo for assignment, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times tweets. The move clears space on the Rays’ active roster for Jeremy Hellickson, who has been recalled from the minors.

Oviedo finally made it back to the big leagues after spending 2012 and 2013 dealing with injury issues and posted a 3.69 ERA in 31 2/3 innings for the Rays in 2014, albeit with underwhelming underlying numbers (7.4 K/9, 4.5 BB/9, 33% ground ball rate). The 32-year-old (who formerly played as Leo Nunez) has 92 career saves, all but one of them coming in 2009 through 2011 with the Marlins.

4 Responses to Rays Designate Juan Carlos Oviedo For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. Hodor 11 months ago

    Interesting. Figured Bedard would be the one to get the ax.

  2. GrayhawkAZ 11 months ago

    He will get the axe when Joel P comes back and is activated

  3. connfyoozed . 11 months ago

    I would think quite a few teams might be interested. You could do a lot worse for a middle reliever, which is probably what he should be at this point.

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