Rays Ink Adam Kennedy To Minor League Deal

According to Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times, the Rays have added infielder Adam Kennedy on a minor league contract.

Kennedy was released by the Cardinals about a week ago.  St. Louis has to foot the bill for his $4MM ’09 salary, so it’s a fairly low-risk signing by the Rays.  The 33-year-old hit .280/.321/.372 last season with two home runs and 36 RBI in 339 at-bats.  He’ll earn just the league minimum ($400K) from the Rays if he makes the roster.

"We talk a lot about depth, and I think this move fits perfectly in line with that," Rays executive VP Andrew Friedman said Tuesday.  "He’s a tremendous defender, he does a lot of things well and we’re anxious to watch him play on a daily basis.


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