That leaves J.J. Hardy as the primary shortstop target left for the Orioles, who have been said to be working on a deal for the Twins shortstop. More when it comes out.
UPDATE: Brock earlier said the rumors were Cesar Ramos and Adam Russell to the Rays for Bartlett.
UPDATE: The Rays have been trying to rebuild their bullpen, and this appears to be one way they're doing it. Russell is a 6-foot-8 right-hander, who struck out 18 batters in 15 2/3 innings with the Padres last season. He finished with a 4.02 ERA.
Ramos, a lefty, appeared in 14 games for the Padres last season with a 11.88 ERA, giving up 18 hits and 11 runs in 8 1/3 innings. He struck out nine and walked four.
UPDATE: Bartlett talked to Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times and confirmed the deal (via Twitter ).
"[I] knew it was coming," Bartlett said. "[I'm] happy and excited to be starting a new chapter of my career."
UPDATE: The guy making Bartlett expendable, Reid Brignac, tweets his thanks to the departed shortstop: "I want to thank Jason for all the help he has given me and everything he has taught me over the last few years and wish him the best of luck."
UPDATE: Topkin confirmed -- when I turned around and asked him -- that it was indeed Ramos and Russell going to Tampa Bay.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans
UPDATE : Topkin reports that the Rays say any reports of a Bartlett deal is premature and no announcement is coming Wednesday.
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