|Devil Rays sign Witasick|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 12 June 2007 12:26|
Witasick was released by Oakland last Thursday. He went 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA in 16 games with the Athletics.
Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon will give the right-hander an opportunity to fill the seventh-inning setup role.
Witasick had a $1.5 million salary this year under his contract with Oakland, and Tampa Bay is responsible for $230,492 of that, a prorated share of the $380,000 minimum. The Athletics also must pay a $250,000 buyout of a 2008 option.
To make room for Witasick on the 40-man roster, the Devil Rays designated reliever Ruddy Lugo for assignment. Lugo was pitching for Triple-A Durham.
Tampa Bay also placed pitcher Tim Corcoran on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right elbow.