Marc Topkin is reporting that the Rays have inked former All-Star closer Jason Isringhausen to a minor league deal.
Isringhausen, 36, was with St. Louis last season, but did not pitch after Aug. 16 and had surgery Sept. 12 to repair a torn flexor muscle, ending a season in which he struggled, going 1-5 with 12 saves and a 5.70 ERA. He has been throwing bullpen sessions and, though will be monitored early, the Rays expect him to be able to pitch in exhibition games.
At this point, the Durham Bulls are halfway to fielding a team that could compete in the NL West.
Rays sign Isringhausen to minor-league deal [The Heater]