According to Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times, the Rays are among the top five choices of free agent reliever Joe Nelson.
Since being non-tendered by the Marlins, 19 teams inquired on Nelson. Among them: the Rays, Indians, Royals, Cardinals, Red Sox, Braves, and Mets. Nelson hopes to sign before Christmas. The Indians are known to be in Nelson’s "fave four" and have made an offer.