San Diego Padres sign James Loney to a minor league contract
Lake Charles, Louisiana
April 8, 2016 6:07pm CST
Jon Heyman reported the news on Thurdsay the San Diego Padres have signed former Tampa Bay Rays first baseman James Loney to a minor league contract. Loney was released by the Rays on Opening Day since they did not to pay him his $8 million dollar contract. Loney will be playing baseball for the Padres minor league team until he is ready to make it to the team since the Padres have started the 2016 baseball season with no wins and three losses without scoring a run in the three games series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. . Loney has played in the Major Leagues with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays since he made his debut in 2006 with the Dodgers. Buster Olney reported the news on Friday that Loney has an opt out clause in his contract if he can find another team in the Major Leagues that wants his services. The Padres have the right of first refusal on that issue.
• United States
8 Apr 16
I am sure it is a red letter day for a minor league player to be promoted to the majors. By the Bye, I wrote an article today about Twitter carrying NFL Thursday night football games. That might be an article to pitch. They beat out Verizon and Amazon to carry the live feed.