The Rays are "casting a wide net" when it comes to their search for a first baseman, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com (via Twitter). According to Heyman, Mark Reynolds is one available power hitter who is receiving some interest from Tampa Bay.
Although free agents like Reynolds and James Loney remain possibilities for the Rays, Loney's current asking price may be too high for the club, and Reynolds is certainly no sure thing, having posted a career-worst .699 OPS in 2013.
Tampa Bay has also been linked to a handful of potential trade candidates within the last few days, including Logan Morrison, Ike Davis, and Mitch Moreland. And when GM Andrew Friedman spoke to reporters in Orlando on Monday, he suggested that the Rays were meeting more with other teams than with agents.