The Rays added two more players to their spring training roster, including former big league outfielder Jeff Salazar (via Marc Topkin). Salazar has played 168 big league games over four seasons with three teams. The last time he was in the big leagues was 2009 with the Pirates. Last year, he hit .228 with a .355 OBP in triple.
The Rays also added Brad Coon, an outfielder that spent the 2011 season in double-A and triple-A for the Dodgers, hitting .269 with a .390 OBP combined.
THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- Joel Sherman writes that three teams have concerns about Johnny Damon’s obsession with reaching 3,000 hits, noting that he is no longer as patient at the plate as he had been earlier in his career. [NY Post]
- Rays consigliere Ken Rosenthal appeared on the Ron and Ian show yesterday and spoke about the Rays stadium situation. [620 WDAE]
- How bad has it gotten for Scott Kazmir? He will throw today, and the Houston Astros, his hometown team that lost 106 games last year, won’t even bother to send a scout. [Brian McTaggart]
- Manny Ramirez is getting enough interest from teams that it looks like he will be back in 2012. But if he does, it won’t be with the Orioles. [Fox News]