Among other Hot-Stove moves, the Rays have announced the addition of RHP Kirby Yates, INF Vince Belnome and LHP C.J. Riefenhauser to the Tampa Bay Rays 40-Man Roster. We’ll post more on this, and other roster moves, shortly.
“The Rays are making progress on re-signing catcher Jose Molina, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney (Twitter link). The two sides could be working on a two-year deal, Olney hears.” Adams goes on to note, “The 38-year-old Molina batted .233./.290/.304 in 99 games for the Rays last season — the lowest offensive output of the past four years for Molina. However, he’s regarded as one of the game’s best defensive catchers and is an expert in the art of pitch-framing. He’s also caught 38 percent of opposing base-stealers throughout his career.”