As part of GM Dave Dombrowski’s overall strategy to reduce the Tigers’ payroll and invest in pitching prospects, the Nationals on December 3, 2013, traded Ray, Ian Krol, and Steve Lombardozzi Jr. for Doug Fister.
When the Tigers invited Ray to spring training, they stated that he would only be considered for the starting rotation if Justin Verlander was still recovering from his core muscle surgery.
While at Triple-A Toledo, Ray was a No. 3 starter in a rotation that rotated between left- and right-handed pitchers for the first few months of the season.
Ray, who had gone 3–2 with a 1.59 ERA in five starts for Toledo, was called up to replace Anibal Sánchez, who had been placed on the disabled list with a middle finger laceration.
Only one run was allowed in 5+1/3 innings of work by Ray in an 11–4 victory over the Houston Astros on May 6, 2014.
Since Jeff Weaver in 1999, this was the first time a Tigers pitcher under the age of 22 has won his first major league start.
Ray was demoted to Toledo after just two appearances for the Tigers and remained there until August 10 when he was recalled to replace Sánchez.
After Sánchez’s torn pectoral muscle turned out to be more severe than expected, Ray’s second call-up was extended.
Robbie Ray Contract
The Seattle Mariners and Robbie Ray agreed to a five-year, $115,000,000 contract, including a $115,000,000 guarantee.
Robbie Ray Salary
Robbie Ray receives a yearly salary of $23,000,000 on average. Ray’s base salary in 2022 will be $21,000,000
Robbie Ray Net Worth
Robbie Ray has a net worth estimation of $20 million