Tampa Bay Rays sign Juan Carlos Oviedo

12:36 AM, Dec 6, 2013   |    comments
Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo (46) in the dugout against the Oakland Athletics at Tropicana Field on Apr 19, 2013. Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Oakland Athletics 8-3. - Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa Bay Rays have re-signed reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo to a $1.5 million, one-year contract.

The deal, which could be worth up to $2.9 million if he reaches performance bonuses, was announced Thursday.

The 31-year-old Oviedo signed with Tampa Bay before the 2013 season, but did not pitch while recovering from Tommy John surgery. Oviedo had 92 saves for the Miami Marlins from 2009-11, when he was known as Leo Nunez.

In addition to his base salary, Oviedo could earn $50,000 for appearing in 30 games, $150,000 each for 35 and 40 games, $200,000 each for 45 for 50 games and $350,000 for 55 games.

The deal also calls for Oviedo to receive $50,000 for 35 games finished and $100,000 for 40 games finished.

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