Tampa Bay Rays Re-Sign OF Gabe Kapler

Posted: 27th October 2009 by Thaddeus Walk in MLB
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According to an AP report, the Tampa Bay Rays have re-signed one half of their Double-Gabe right field platoon, welcoming back Gabe Kapler. The team announced a one-year deal worth $1.05 million earlier today. The 34-year-old Kapler played in 99 games this season for the Rays, sharing time with Gabe Gross in right field, and finished the year batting .239 with eight homers and 32 RBI. Kapler started the 2009 season platooning in center field with Tampa Bay newcomer Matt Joyce in place of regular starter B.J. Upton, who had off-season surgery on his left shoulder and was not ready for Opening Day. Kapler then began to platoon in right field with Gross. Kapler's specialty is playing against southpaws, a job he did particularly well in 2008 and continued in 2009. He hit .354 with four of his ...

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