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Wed, 05 Dec 2012 00:27:50 -0800
Updating previous items, the Tampa Bay Rays sent minor league INF Derek Dietrich to the Miami Marlins in exchange for SS Yunel Escobar. "Yunel is a quality Major League shortstop," said Andrew Friedman, executive vice president of baseball operations. "He's a good defender. Has occasional pop. We feel like he really helps solidify our infield defense, which should be a real strength next year."
Fri, 29 Jun 2012 00:05:03 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays DH Hideki Matsui could see his playing time decrease with the return of OF Luke Scott (back) to the lineup. "There's the opportunity to DH some, to play the outfield some, to pinch-hit some," Rays executive vice president Andrew Friedman said. "It's one of those things, from a depth standpoint, injuries happen."
Fri, 16 Dec 2011 00:16:25 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays executive VP Andrew Friedman has been appointed to MLB's new International Talent Committee, which will study issues involving "the development and acquisition" of players and such topics as a worldwide draft and age limits for signing. Friedman is one of two GMs on the committee, along with the New York Mets' Sandy Alderson. The committee is co-chaired by players union head Michael Weiner and MLB executive VP and labor relations chief Rob Manfred.
Mon, 05 Dec 2011 19:54:24 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays executive vice president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman has formally withdrawn his name from considering for the vacant Houston Astros general manager position Monday, Dec. 5. "Andrew chose not to be a part of the Astros' process," the Rays said in a statement. "It is in no way a reflection on the Houston organization."
Fri, 02 Dec 2011 07:26:10 -0800
The Houston Astros are willing to do "whatever it takes" to hire Tampa Bay Rays executive vice-president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman for their GM vacancy.
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 05:16:45 -0800
The Houston Astros received permission to interview Tampa Bay Rays general manager Andrew Friedman for their general manager vacancy.
Mon, 28 Nov 2011 05:43:38 -0800
Texas Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine is the logical favorite to become Houston Astros general manager. Tampa Bay Rays people see general manager Andrew Friedman staying with the team.
Mon, 28 Nov 2011 01:09:31 -0800
The Tampa Bay Rays acquired RP Josh Lueke from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for C John Jaso. The deal also includes cash and a player to be named later for Tampa Bay. "Josh has the stuff to get hitters out in the American League East and began to show that during the second half of last season," Rays executive vice president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said. "We believe he can be an important part of our success here for many years."
Thu, 03 Nov 2011 15:05:08 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles will interview former general manager Dan Duquette Friday, Nov. 4, for their general manager position. The team is also looking at Tampa Bay Rays executive Andrew Friedman and New York Yankees executive Damon Oppenheimer.
Thu, 27 Oct 2011 11:53:12 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays executive vice president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman is unlikely to leave the organization to take another job. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are trying hard to lure him to the West coast. Friedman has a strong loyalty to Rays owner Stu Sternberg.