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The Rays and Mike Zunino have come to terms on a one-year, $4.5 million contract for the 2020 season.
Zunino was set to hit arbitration for the final time this winter. The deal includes an option for 2021 that is valued between $4.5 million and $5.25 million. The 28-year-old had a tough year this past summer, batting .165 with a .544 OPS.
Mike Zunino went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in a 5-0 victory against the Blue Jays on Friday.
Zunino has been a disappointment in his first season with the Rays. The veteran catcher is hitting just .172 with nine home runs, 32 RBI and 29 runs in 250 at-bats this season and can be left on the waiver wire.
Mike Zunino went 1-for-3 and drove in two runs in Friday's win over the Orioles by a 7-1 score.
Zunino has been disappointing this season and has lost his starting catching job to Travis d'Arnaud. On the year the veteran catcher is hitting just .172 with eight home runs and 29 RBI in 74 games.
Mike Zunino went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Mariners.
Zunino has been a big disappointment in his first season with the Rays. But the veteran catcher is off to a nice start in August hitting .313 with three home runs and six RBI over six games to start the month. Zunino is worth a speculative add in deeper leagues.
Mike Zunino went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk Wednesday against the Blue Jays.
Zunino has been disappointing in his first season with the Rays. The catcher is hitting just .175 across 231 plate appearances with 77 strikeouts for the season.