Report Rays Sign Maddon to Contract Extension

AP Source: Maddon, Rays reach contract extension
AP Sports Writer
      ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – A person familiar with the deal says
manager Joe Maddon has agreed to a three-year contract extension
with the Tampa Bay Rays.

      The person spoke to The Associated Press Tuesday on the
condition of anonymity because the club had not yet made an
official announcement.

      The team scheduled a news conference to make a “special
announcement” on Wednesday.

      The Rays are 495-477, have won two AL East titles and made the
playoffs three times in six seasons under the 58-year-old Maddon.
They made their only World Series appearance in 2008 and lost to
the Texas Rangers in the divisional round the past two years.

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