12:46pm: Baldelli has officially been signed to a minor league deal, according to a Rays press release.
12:09pm: Rocco Baldelli is expected to sign a minor league contract with the Rays this afternoon, according to Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times. Topkin says Baldelli is set to DH tonight for the team's High A club, the Charlotte Stone Crabs. The Crabs boast familiar names such as Tim Beckham, Matt Moore, and Matt Bush. Baldelli is transitioning from a special assistant role and trying to come back from a shoulder injury. He hit .253/.311/.433 in 164 plate appearances for the Red Sox last year.