Surprise, surpise. The Bucs bought out the remaining year on Jermoy Burnitz's contract today for $700,000. Maybe they'll do the right thing and put that money towards Teixeira.
It sounds like they might choose to pick up the $3 million option on Damaso Marte though. I'd be pleased. He was solid last year. Nothing spectacular, but a consistent, experienced left arm in the bullpen for 3 million? I'll take it.