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Rays add catching depth by signing Michael McKenry



The Rays added to their catching depth and early-season options in signing veteran Michael McKenry to a minor-league deal.

McKenry, 32 in March, has played parts of seven seaons in the majors, mostly with the Rockies and Pirates, and a short stint year with the Cardinals.

He had his most extensive playing time in 2012 with Pittsburgh, playing 88 games (64 starts) and hitting 12 homers with 39 RBIs and a .233 average.

He has a career .238 average in the majors and .277 at Triple-A. He spent time in 2016 in four organizations, playing at Triple-A for the Cardinals, Braves, Rangers and Brewers.

McKenry will have the chance to compete with Curt Casali and Luke Maile for roster spots and playing time at the start of the season, with newly signed veteran Wilson Ramos not likely to be ready catch until closer to mid-season.




[Last modified: Saturday, December 17, 2016 8:48am]


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