The Rays are still in need of somebody to play first base in 2014 and now we know it will not be Logan Morrison as he was traded to the Seattle Mariners according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald.
Morrison became available when the Marlins signed Garrett Jones earlier this week and the Rays were one of several teams to express interest in making a trade. There was speculation that Sean Rodriguez could be part of a potential deal.
Meanwhile, Andrew Friedman told the media that he expects to acquire a first baseman and that something may happen in the next couple of days and definitely before the new year.
The Rays remain interested in re-signing James Loney but at this point it would seem that he is going to get a better offer elsewhere. In addition to the Pirates, the Bewers and the Astros are also interested in Loney.
Loney is reportedly seeking a 3-year contract worth $27 million. It appears that the Brewers are not interested in giving Lone a 3-year contract. It is not clear if they are also balking at the $9 million-per-year asking price.