If a Tampa Bay Rays fan was looking for something new, Tuesday was a disappointing day.
The Rays, whose interest in slugger Chris Carter had been well reported, missed out on the former Milwaukee slugger, who signed with the New York Yankees for $3.5 million. Carter would have been an intriguing addition after a 41-home run season.
Later in the day, the Rays reached a new agreement with Logan Morrison, who hit .238 for the team a year ago.
He hit .275 with 14 home runs, 43 RBI and a .350 on-base percentage over his final 79 games (72 starts), from May 16 through the end of his season. He appeared in 107 games, but his season was cut short by two injuries: a right forearm strain put him on the disabled list for 16 games at the end of July, and a left wrist strain sidelined him for the final 20 games of the season.
The Rays training camp begins on Feb. 12 when pitchers and catchers report.