MLB: Veteran reliever had offers from more than 20 teams before the break, he did not want to sign and now he is fighting

Although the pitcher right Shawn Armstrong is a minor league free agent, the rules specifying which players are locked out have kept the right-hander on the open market and unable to even sign a minor league contract.

It’s a huge blow for the 31-year-old, especially since Armstrong said he heard from more than 20 teams in November before the lockout, with the Tampa Bay Rays (Armstrong’s former club) and about a dozen other teams offering minor league or split contracts:

Armstrong, 1.88 meters tall and 102 kilos in weight, chose to wait for a guaranteed offerbut now he finds himself stuck waiting to determine the next step in his career:

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I know, it’s going to be very, very quick when the lockout is over compared to being able to talk, communicate, make counteroffers and that sort of thing. But it is what it is. I can not do anything about it. I just have to be ready.”

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Raphael Martinez

I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and all Mexican baseball in general. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterruptedly since 2009), signatures of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, although as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I have baseball in my veins. Degree in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. This is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: Veteran reliever had offers from more than 20 teams before the break, he did not want to sign and now he is fighting