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Report: Rays extend DeJesus' contract

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Outfielder David DeJesus agreed to a contract extension this week with the Tampa Bay Rays, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

The deal is for two years with an option for a third year, according to the Times, and the total package is worth $10.5 million, Fox Sports reported.

The team had earlier exercised a $6.5 million club option on DeJesus, who came to the Rays late last season from the Washington Nationals and played in 35 games.

"I'm excited to be a Ray again," DeJesus told the Times.

The 33-year-old DeJesus batted .251 with eight home runs and 52 RBIs in 122 games last season for the Chicago Cubs, Nationals and Rays.

In the American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox, DeJesus hit .333 and had one RBI. It was his first trip to the postseason in 11 years in the majors.
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