According to ESPN’s Jayson Stark:
The signing of Pat Burrell seemed to close the door on Cliff Floyd’s return to Tampa Bay. But Floyd’s agents, Seth and Sam Levinson, continue to speak with the Rays about finding a role for Floyd, who served as Tampa Bay’s primary lefthanded DH last year. Floyd has told friends that returning to the Rays is still his first choice.
On November 3rd, the Rays chose a $250K buyout over Floyd’s $2.75MM option. Floyd, 36, hit .268/.349/.455 in 284 plate appearances in ’08. Floyd decided to rehab his shoulder injury rather than have surgery.