The Rays have signed former Red Sox and Mets outfielder Chris Carter — all he does is catch touchdowns — to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training. Carter a left-handed bat, hit .263 with 4 home runs and a .317 OBP in 100 games with the Mets this past season.
THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- A mystery (non-West Coast) AL team is interested in Eric Chavez. This sounds like a typical Andrew Friedman-type player. We would not be surprised at all if the Rays are looking at Chavez to be a left-handed DH, assuming he is healthy. [MLB Trade Rumors]
- Scott Boras says Rafael Soriano is willing to be a setup man for $8-10 million the Yankees. [ESPN New York]
- Jon Paul Morosi says the Rangers do not have any money left to sign Rafael Soriano. [Twitter]
- Gary Sheffield is 99.9% sure he is retiring…Translation: Sheff is 99.9% sure the Rays don’t want him. [Twitter]
- NY Baseball Digest says Rafael Soriano is worth the Yankees losing a draft pick. [NYBD]
- For those of you that have been clamoring for an Evan Longoria gold coin, now is your lucky day! [Forex]