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Jason Adam signs deal with Rays

Jason Adam signs deal with Rays

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — The Rays signed right-hander Jason Adam to a one-year Major League contract on Thursday, adding another intriguing option to a bullpen already overflowing with talented arms.

Adam’s split contract will pay him at a $900,000 rate in the Majors, with an additional $250,000 available through incentives in his deal, and a $300,000 rate when he’s in the Minors. The 30-year-old reliever reported to Spring Training at Charlotte Sports Park on Thursday morning, with a Cubs equipment bag below his No. 47 Rays jersey.

“Everyone knows what the Rays are known for. They’re known for making you better. They’re known for winning,” Adam said. “So where else would I want to be?”

To make room for Adam on their 40-man roster, the Rays transferred Tyler Glasnow to the 60-day injured list. Glasnow, recovering from Tommy John surgery, is expected to miss most — if not all — of this season as he works his way back.

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