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Juan Carlos Oviedo | Relief Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/15/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rays manager Joe Maddon said Monday that Juan Carlos Oviedo (elbow) is "about a week" away from being activated.
Oviedo is recovered from Tommy John surgery, but he got a late start in camp due to visa issues, so his rehab assignment essentially served as his spring training. He should eventually work his way into a setup role for the Rays. Apr 14 - 10:44 PM
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Juan Carlos Oviedo (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham on Friday.

Oviedo got a late start in camp due to visa issues, so the rehab assignment will essentially be his spring training. He's expected to be added to the Rays' bullpen in mid-April.
Apr 4 - 12:14 PM

Juan Carlos Oviedo (elbow) made a simulated relief appearance on Tuesday and reported feeling fine.

Oviedo is likely to begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend and remains on track to join the Rays' bullpen around April 15. He is over 18 months removed from Tommy John elbow surgery but got limited work this spring because of work visa problems.
Apr 2 - 5:22 PM

Juan Carlos Oviedo (elbow) is expected to return from the 15-day disabled list as soon as he's eligible.

Oviedo didn't get much action this spring because of visa issues. He's now 18 months removed from Tommy John surgery, so that shouldn't really be an issue.
Mar 31 - 1:39 PM

Rays placed RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.

Oviedo is 18 months removed from Tommy John surgery, but he got a late start to camp due to visa issues and the Rays don't want to push it. He should be ready sometime in April.
Mar 30 - 2:51 PM

Rays manager Joe Maddon penciled Juan Carlos Oviedo into Sunday's lineup card.

Maddon stated on Saturday that Tampa Bay might be inclined to only deploy Oviedo in minor league games so the Rays could backdate his disabled list stint. We'll find out his intentions by as soon as this afternoon, as it’s also possible that Oviedo will take the mound against the Red Sox on Sunday to make his Grapefruit League debut. Oviedo is just 18 months removed from Tommy John surgery and was late to camp due to a visa issue. He'll begin the season on the disabled list.
Mar 23 - 9:08 AM

Juan Carlos Oviedo conceded Friday that he will not be ready by Opening Day.

Oviedo is just 18 months removed from Tommy John surgery, but he's not going to be ready in time because he was delayed by a visa issue. The reliever will make his Grapefruit League debut on Sunday and should join the Rays' bullpen sometime in April.
Mar 21 - 11:12 AM

Rays manager Joe Maddon said Thursday that Juan Carlos Oviedo is in "jeopardy" of missing the start of the season.

Oviedo, who just reported to camp last weekend after a visa issue, threw a simulated game Thursday against live hitters. However, he has yet to appear in a game and the Rays likely want to ease him into things considering that he's still just 18 months removed from Tommy John surgery.
Mar 20 - 4:38 PM

Rays manager Joe Maddon said Sunday that Juan Carlos Oviedo is "probably a long shot" to be ready for Opening Day.

Oviedo finally reported to camp on Saturday after resolving a visa issue. He could pitch in a game by the end of the week, but the Rays want to be careful since he's just 18 months removed from Tommy John surgery.
Mar 16 - 11:53 AM

Juan Carlos Oviedo arrived to Rays camp on Friday after being delayed by visa issues.

He's expected to make his spring debut on Sunday or Tuesday. Manager Joe Maddon indicated that there's still time for him to show that he should be included in the Opening Day bullpen. The artist formerly known as Leo Nunez spent the 2013 season rehabbing from Tommy John surgery.
Mar 15 - 8:49 AM

Juan Carlos Oviedo is expected to arrive at Rays camp on Friday or Saturday.

Oviedo has been stuck in the Dominican Republic due to visa issues, but he was granted clearance on Thursday and can now make travel arrangements. The right-hander still has a good shot at an Opening Day bullpen spot.
Mar 13 - 12:12 PM

Rays manager Joe Maddon said he's not giving up hope of Juan Carlos Oviedo (visa problems) cracking Opening Day roster.

The right-hander is stuck in the Dominican Republic due to visa problems. Oviedo, formerly known as Leo Nunez, spent the 2013 season rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. He's been limited to just three rehab innings over the last two seasons. His odds of breaking camp with the big squad are growing bleaker by the day.
Mar 11 - 11:42 AM

Juan Carlos Oviedo has not yet arrived at Rays' camp due to visa issues.

Fellow reliever Juan Sandoval is also stuck in the Dominican Republic because of visa problems. Oviedo has been limited to just three rehab innings over the last two seasons due to injury, so the Rays are surely hoping to get a look at him soon.
Feb 16 - 12:24 PM

Rays re-signed RHP Carlos Oviedo to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.

The deal is now official. Oviedo, formerly known as Leo Nunez, spent the 2013 season rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. The deal includes another $1.4 million with incentives, so he could max out at $2.9 million if all goes well. He could be in the mix at the closer role for Tampa Bay next season, though the recently-acquired Heath Bell might be the favorite.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 05:43:00 PM

According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, Juan Carlos Oviedo is expected to receive a major league contract from the Rays.

The deal won't be announced until later in the week, and terms of the contract have yet to be disclosed, but it will presumably be for less than the $2 million option the Rays declined. With the uncertainty at the back of the Rays bullpen, it's not unthinkable that Oviedo could work his way into save opportunities at some point this season.
Sat, Nov 30, 2013 12:11:00 PM

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2B1Ben Zobrist
2Logan Forsythe
SS1Yunel Escobar
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1David DeJesus
CF1Desmond Jennings
RF1Wil Myers
2Brandon Guyer
DH1Matt Joyce
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PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Matt Moore
3Alex Cobb
4Chris Archer
5Jeremy Hellickson
6Jake Odorizzi
7Cesar Ramos
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Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Grant Balfour
2Heath Bell
3Joel Peralta
4Jake McGee
5Brandon Gomes
6Josh Lueke
7Juan Carlos Oviedo
8Jeff Beliveau
9Brad Boxberger