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Minor-league signees: Rhymes, Feliciano, Sanchez



UPDATE, 4:54: The Rays have confirmed the signings, and also announced they have re-signed RHP Matt Torra, who was with Triple-A Durham the second half of last season. All four will get invites to major-league camp.

BREAKING: The Rays signed 3 players with major-league experience to minor-league contracts, per Baseball America's Matt Eddy:

2B Will Rhymes, a 28-year-old who played 83 games for the Tigers in 2010-11, hitting .283. He spent most of last season at Triple-A Toledo, hitting .306. Rhymes was non-tendered, somewhat unexpectedly, by the Tigers after last season.

OF Jesus Feliciano, 32, who played 54 games for the 2010 Mets, hitting .231. He spent most of last season at Triple-A Buffalo, hitting .263.

RHP Romulo Sanchez, a 27-year-old who had big-league time with the Pirates (2007-08) and Yankees (2010), compiling a 4.04 ERA in 28 games. He spent part of last season in Japan, working in 15 games for Rakuten (0-2, 4.96, 19 Ks in 16.1 IP).


[Last modified: Saturday, February 18, 2012 12:41am]


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