Rays sign three ... minor-league free agents
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.