Rays Sign Chris Bootcheck

The Rays have signed Chris Bootcheck to a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training, reports the Tampa Tribune (Twitter link).

Bootcheck, 32, last appeared in the Majors in 2009 with the Pirates, though the results weren't pretty. The right-hander allowed 18 earned runs in 14 2/3 innings while walking nine and whiffing 13 batters.

Bootcheck owns a 6.54 career ERA through 147 1/3 Major League innings with a 6.4 K/9 and a 3.9 BB/9. He's mostly a fastball/slider pitcher, with his heater averaging 92.2mph for his career (93.6 in his limited 2009 action).

A product of Auburn University, Bootcheck was drafted 20th overall by the Angels in 2000. He is represented by Scott Boras.

8 Responses to Rays Sign Chris Bootcheck Leave a Reply

  1. iains 4 years ago

    Move along, nothing to see here. Just a train wreck folks…

  2. NickinIthaca 4 years ago

    I bet Boras asked for 3 years/30 million

  3. NatsTown 4 years ago

    Is he related to Corky Bootcheck?

  4. goredsgo 4 years ago

    Sounds like the name of an army general ” Time for Boot check” says Bootcheck. LOL

  5. bigpat 4 years ago

    Let me know how that turns out…

  6. df7215 4 years ago

    with a name like Bootcheck, how could the Rays go wrong?

  7. thedude1987 4 years ago

    swamp church!!!

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