Raul Ibanez is one of the people being considered for the Rays manager job

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Two years ago Jason Giambi was considered for the Rockies manager job even though he was — and still is — an active player. Now another active player is on the list of candidates for the Rays job:

Raul Ibanez played 90 games between the Angels and the Royals last year. Unfortunately for him, it appeared a though his age finally caught up with him. He traveled with the Royals through the playoffs but was not on the roster.

He has been talked about possibly being a manager one day. Or a broadcaster. Last week it was reported that the Yankees were considering him for a coaching job. Any way you slice it, the next phase of his career is about to begin.

Maybe as the Rays manager.

Mitch Moreland signs one-year, $3 million deal with Red Sox

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First baseman Mitch Moreland is back with the Red Sox. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the veteran has inked a one-year, $3 million to remain in Boston. The contract calls for a $2.5 million salary for 2020 and includes a 2021 club option worth $3 million with a $500,000 buyout.

Moreland has spent the past three seasons with the Red Sox. Last year, he hit .252/.328/.507 with 19 home runs and 58 RBI over 335 plate appearances. He mostly faced right-handed pitching, platooning at first base with Michael Chavis, Sam Travis, and Steve Pearce.

Moreland will once again platoon at first base with Chavis. Chavis also played second and third base last year, so he could find time at those positions when Moreland is in the starting lineup.