Last year Devil Rays’ pitcher Jorge Sosa was 4-7 with a 5.53 ERA in 43 games. That is not good, even on a bad team. Back in the day, it might have been grounds for release. Or at least a pay cut. These days the question is: Exactly how much should his salary ($327,000 last season) hike be? In this case, nearly double ($650,000).
Some things you can’t blame on steroids, unless they’re being injected in the wrong place.