Rays acquire Drake from Twins for $70,000

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired right-handed reliever Oliver Drake from the Toronto Blue Jays for $70,000.

Drake, who turns 32 this month, was 1-1 with a 5.29 ERA in 44 appearances with the Blue Jays, Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Angels and Minnesota Twins last season.

To make room on the 40-man roster, right-hander Jaime Schultz was designated for assignment.

The Rays claimed him off waivers from the Twins on Nov. 1 and designated him for assignment less than three weeks later. The Blue Jays claimed him on waivers on Nov. 26.

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In 135 games over parts of four seasons with six teams, Drake is 5-9 with a 4.59 ERA.

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