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Rays agree to minor-league deal with Dana Eveland

The left-hander goes to Tampa on a minor-league deal.

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The Rays have agreed to a minor-league contract with left-hander Dana Eveland, according to a baseball source. The deal includes an invite to major-league spring training.

Eveland, 32, spent time with the Red Sox, Orioles and Braves organizations in 2015, posting a 1.95 ERA in 33 appearances at Triple-A but struggling to a 5.40 mark in ten major-league appearances with Atlanta. He has appeared in ten major-league seasons with the Brewers (2005-06), Diamondbacks (2007), Athletics (2008-09), Blue Jays (2010), Pirates (2010), Dodgers (2011), Orioles (2012), Mets (2014) and Braves (2015).

Eveland will likely compete for a spot in the Rays' bullpen in spring training, and could take the spot of trade candidate Jake McGee if a deal is completed. McGee is drawing strong interest from many clubs and is considered likely to be traded. Tampa Bay also has Xavier Cedeno and Enny Romero as left-handed options in its bullpen, though Eveland adds some depth.