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2073443 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2007-11-27 19:23:28.0 UTC 2007-11-27T14:23:28.000-05:00 content/rays-sign-three-minor-league-free-agents published 2009-12-21 05:33:12.0 UTC 2009-12-21T00:33:12.000-05:00 drupal 20777 The Rays announced the signings of three minor-league free agents on Tuesday - OFs Chris Richard and Jon Weber, who played for Triple-A Durham last season, and C Hector Gimenez, who has been in the Astros organization. Richard, 33, hit .284 with 14 homers and 57 RBIs for the Bulls and at one time appeared in line for a callup to the Rays but sustained a minor injury. Weber, 29, was acquired from the Texas organization in July and hit .265 with three homers and 21 RBIs in 39 games for the Bulls. Gimenez, 25, spent all of last season on Houston's disabled list after undergoing surgery to repair his right labrum in March. He is a switch-hitter with a .263 career average in seven minor-league seasons, and has played in two major-league games. Marc Topkin rays Rays sign three ... minor-league free agents templatedata/tampabaytimes/BlogArticle/data/rays/2007/11/27/20777-rays-sign-three-minor-league-free-agents BlogArticle 2012-11-11 02:21:23.0 UTC 2012-11-10T21:21:23.000-05:00 The Rays announced the signings of three minor-league free agents on Tuesday - OFs Chris Richard and Jon Weber, who played for Triple-A Durham last season, and C Hector Gimenez, who has been in the Astros organization.Marc Topkin 380332 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-10-25 12:36:06.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:36:06.000-04:00 marc-topkin published 2013-02-18 17:30:43.0 UTC 2013-02-18T12:30:43.000-05:00 Marc Topkin <p>Marc Topkin has covered baseball for the <i>Times</i> since 1987 &mdash; from the lengthy effort to secure a team, to the awarding of the Tampa Bay franchise in 1995, and through each of the Rays seasons starting in 1998. He has traveled throughout the United States with the team, as well as to Canada, Venezuela, Mexico and Japan, and has covered All-Star Games and the World Series, as well as Super Bowls and the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.</p> Times Staff Writer writers DTI 33745506 Marc Topkin has covered baseball for the Times since 1987 — from the lengthy effort to secure a team, to the awarding of the Tampa Bay franchise in 1995, and through each of the Rays seasons starting in 1998. He has traveled throughout the United States with the team, as well as to Canada, Venezuela, Mexico and Japan, and has covered All-Star Games and the World Series, as well as Super Bowls and the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. <p>Phone: (727) 893-8801</p> <p>Email: <a href="mailto:topkin@tampabay.com">topkin@tampabay.com</a></p> <p>Blog: <a href="http://blogs.tampabay.com/rays/">The Heater</a></p> <p>Twitter: @TBTimes_Rays</p> <div style="position: absolute; left: -40px; top: -25px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;" data-mce-bogus="1" class="mcePaste" id="_mcePaste"></div> 1 /resources/images/bio-photo/2012/topkin.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/AuthorProfile/data/33745506-marc-topkin AuthorProfile 2012-10-25 12:36:06.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:36:06.000-04:00 2262397 2016-01-22 16:41:02.0 UTC 7 Months Ago rays-sign-of-jaff-decker-to-minor-league-deal rays Rays sign outfielder Jaff Decker to minor-league deal BlogArticle 2272019 2016-04-05 21:36:32.0 UTC 5 Months Ago former-rays-c-rene-rivera-signs-minor-league-deal-with-mets rays Former Rays C Rene Rivera signs minor-league deal with Mets BlogArticle 2268908 2016-03-11 13:59:00.0 UTC 5 Months Ago rays-sign-rhp-david-carpenter-to-minor-league-deal rays Rays sign RHP David Carpenter to minor-league deal BlogArticle <p>The Rays announced the signings of three minor-league free agents on Tuesday - OFs Chris Richard and Jon Weber, who played for Triple-A Durham last season, and C Hector Gimenez, who has been in the Astros organization.</p> <p>Richard, 33, hit .284 with 14 homers and 57 RBIs for the Bulls and at one time appeared in line for a callup to the Rays but sustained a minor injury. Weber, 29, was acquired from the Texas organization in July and hit .265 with three homers and 21 RBIs in 39 games for the Bulls.<br /><br />Gimenez, 25, spent all of last season on Houston's disabled list after undergoing surgery to repair his right labrum in March. He is a switch-hitter with a .263 career average in seven minor-league seasons, and has played in two major-league games.</p>falseruntime2016-08-30 05:37:42