Rays release 1B James Loney
The Tampa Bay Rays have released first baseman James Loney, the team announced Sunday.
The team will still pay the $8 million left on a three-year, $21 million deal he signed before the 2014 season.
Loney, 31, played in 104 games last season, hitting .280 with four home runs and 32 RBIs. He only took 361 at-bats last season while dealing with finger and oblique injuries.
The team had reportedly been trying to trade Loney, but could not find a team that would take on his contract.
The Rays open their season against the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday.