Kapler Re-signs

Rays beat writer Marc Topkin (@SPTimesRays) is reporting that Gabe Kapler has resigned with the club on another one year deal for 1.05m.  My initial thoughts is that this sets up a R/L platoon between he and Matt Joyce for the 2010 season. Kapler hit .273 with a .931 OPS against left-handed pitching this season in 145 at bats but did slightly more than I did against righties in 2009 so hopefully he never sees one in 2010. Additionally, his solid outfield defense stays with the club one more season.

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2 Responses to Kapler Re-signs

  1. That sure does make the outfield crowded if we were looking at Jennings or Perez making the opening day roster next year…

  2. I guess we’ll know as more moves are done this off-season. If the club moves Zobrist in as a fulltime 2B, this gives Kapler and likely Joyce as the RF platoon with Perez as a LF/CF reserve. I don’t think Gabe Gross gets arbitration and the club has already said Jennings’s chance of making the opening day roster are pretty close to zero.

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