According to Roger Mooney (via Twitter), the Rays have signed Chris Gimenez, a catcher that player 24 games with the Mariners in 2011.

Gimenez was given a minor league contract and will be invited to spring training. Which means he better start packing his things, because pitchers and catchers report in four days!

Gimenez hit .203 with a .314 OBP in 59 at bats last year. He also hit .265 with a .357 OBP in 49 triple-A at bats. Prior to the Mariners, he also played parts of the 2009 and 2010 seasons with the Indians.



  1. Raysfan137 says:

    I guess catcher's who can hit are just not out there.

  2. Dave L says:

    maybe we will get lucky. another warm catcher body in the minors can't hurt

    From what I read about him he played with a strained oblique early then spent two months last year on the DL.

    Jaso is his replacement there and is considered by them to be an upgrade. so it should be interesting to see how that works out for them. If we were wondering who was the last catcher in the musical chairs game we just picked him up I guess


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