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Wacha Stays In AL East, Signs With Boston

Rays pitcher Michael Wacha works against the New York Yankees
photo: Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Rays

After spending 2021 with the Tampa Bay Rays, pitcher Michael Wacha will get more than double to stay in the American League East in 2022.

The right-hander has agreed to a one-year deal with the Boston Red Sox that will pay him $7 million next season.

The 30-year-old signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Rays for 2021, and ended up making 29 regular season appearances, including 23 starts.  He finished 3-5 with a 5.05 earned run average.

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Steve Carney is the founder and publisher of St. Pete Nine. One of the people most associated with baseball coverage in Tampa Bay, he spent 13 seasons covering the Rays for flagship radio station WDAE, first as producer of Rays Radio broadcasts, then as beat reporter beginning in 2011. He likes new analytics and aged bourbon, and is the owner of one of the ugliest knuckleballs ever witnessed by baseball scouts.

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