Marc Topkin is reporting that the Rays and BJ Upton have agreed on a one-year deal for $4.825 million, avoiding arbitration. We projected Upton’s 2011 salary at $5.0 million. This leaves Andy Sonnanstine as the only remaining player that is arbitration-eligible. Topkin says Sonny is also expected to sign prior to tomorrow’s deadline*. [The Heater]
*The Rays do not negotiate with players once figures are exchanged for arbitration unless it is a long-term deal.