We noted earlier tonight that the Rays agreed to one-year deals with Alex Cobb, Jake McGee, and Brandon Guyer to avoid arbitration, but Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the club is now close to a two-year extension with infielder Logan Forsythe.
Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish hears that the deal is worth $10.25 million and includes an option for a third year. Forsythe was arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter, so the new deal will buy out at least his final two years of arbitration and potentially his first year of free agency.
Forsythe was originally expected to begin 2015 as a platoon player at second base, but he ended up being one of the team’s most valuable regulars. The 29-year-old broke out with a .281/.359/.444 batting line to go along with 17 home runs, 68 RBI, and nine stolen bases.