Rays pitcher James Shields
St. Petersburg, FL-- The Rays have exercised their 2013 options on pitchers James Shields and Fernandy Rodney, along with catcher Jose Molina. But they have declined their 2013 option on DH Luke Scott.
Shields had an outstanding second half of the 2012 season, to finish 15-10, with a 3.52 ERA. He finished his 6th straight season with over 200 innings pitched. The 30-year-old is the Rays' all-time leader in wins, starts, innings pitched, and strikeouts.
Rodney saved a club-record 48 games in 2012, with a major league record 0.60 ERA. Rodney was named the A.L. Comeback Player of the Year, and MLB's Delivery Man of the Year.
Molina hit .223 in his first year with the Rays, with 8 home runs and 32 runs batted in. The 37-year-old Molina threw out 27.8% of attempted base stealers in 2012.
Scott was on the disabled list twice in 2012, and hit .229 with 14 homers and 55 runs batted in. The Rays could sign Scott again, to a negotiated salary, probably less than what he earned this past season.