Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays trade Curt Casali to Reds

The Rays traded Triple-A catcher Curt Casali to the Reds on Thursday for cash considerations.

Casali rejoined the Rays at the end of spring training after signing with the Angels during the winter as a free agent and then the Rangers. He now appears headed back to the majors with the Reds.

He had been splitting time at Triple-A Durham with Adam Moore, hitting .274 with four homers and 20 RBIs, and provided depth with a knowledge of the Rays pitchers if either big-league catcher, Wilson Ramos or Jesus Sucre, were to be injured.

Casali was the Rays primary catcher in 2016, but spent most of 2017 at Triple-A and became a free agent at the end of the season.

The deal came a day after Nick Ciuffo, the Rays most advanced catching prospect, was reinstated from a drug suspension and joined advanced Class A Charlotte.

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