[Update] Adam McCalvy is reporting that Zaun is close to signing with the Brewers.
[10:56] Gregg Zaun appeared on Toronto radio station 590 this morning.
On when he would sign with a new team: “Possibly by the end of the day.”
On why he couldn’t say who is signing with: “I’ve got to go pass a physical first.”
On whether his new team would be Milwaukee, Colorado, Tampa Bay or Seattle: “Yes, it is one of those teams.”
Our question is: Would the Rays require a physical to re-sign their own player? Maybe it is a league requirement for any free agent. We are not sure. If not, this suggests that Zaun is set to sign with a team other than the Rays by the end of the day. This leaves the Rays one step closer to John Jaso or Jose Lobaton as the backup catcher.