Team insiders were tight-lipped prior to today’s deal that brought 31-year-old first baseman Ryan Levine to Tampa Bay.

Levine is considered one of the league’s A-list players and certainly will enhance any chances the Rays have to win a playoff spot this year.

Levine has a career .309 average with 1614 hits, 360 doubles, 8 triples, 313 home runs, 967 RBIs, and 865 runs scored to date.