Rays Sign Joe Inglett

The Rays signed Joe Inglett to a minor league deal that includes an invitation to Major League Spring Training, the team announced. The 32-year-old, who was non-tendered by Milwaukee in December, will provide the Rays with depth on the infield and in the outfield.

Inglett appeared in 102 games for the Brewers last year, hitting .254/.331/.401 and playing second base, left field and right field. He has also played shortstop, third base and center field over the course of his five-year MLB career. The left-handed hitter has a .286/.345/.397 line in the majors, so he's a potential source of OBP off of manager Joe Maddon's bench.

Elliot Johnson, Felipe Lopez and Casey Kotchman will also be battling for spots on the Rays' bench. Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times first reported the Inglett signing.


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12 Comments on "Rays Sign Joe Inglett"


grownice
4 years 6 months ago

Good for joe , solid bench guy, wish him the best at making the rays club.

4 years 6 months ago

Finally! I was getting tired of all the “Where will Joe Inglett sign?” talk.

Aw, just joking. He’s a good bench guy, you’re right. Six different positions in the majors is pretty impressive. It’s actually seven positions if you count the 1-2-3 inning he pitched last season.

daveineg
4 years 6 months ago

Kind of surprised it took Inglett so long to get so much as a minor league deal. He’s a solid bat off the bench. Still I think he’s more useful in the NL where benches get more use.

rockfordone
4 years 6 months ago

Had him on my fantasy team -he’s brutal

4 years 6 months ago

Had him on my high school baseball team – he was brutal on the competition. Played 6 positions and pitched.You know what…he still does all that…at the big league level. Joey even through a 1-2-3 inning last year. So take it easy. Fantasy Baseball is like techno. And nobody listens to techno…

4 years 6 months ago

Your brutal for having him on a fantasy team?!?

HerbertAnchovy
4 years 6 months ago

Good signing, solid player. He played well in 2008 when he was given regular playing time for The Blue Jays.

bluejaysstatsgeek
4 years 6 months ago

I agree. It’s about time. I would have preferred that the Jays had signed Inglett rather than Posednik. Good luck Joe!

4 years 6 months ago

Madden loves super utility guys. He has Zobrist, Elliot Johnson, now Inglett, and others. I’ve never seen Inglett play, but from what I’ve read, he seems to be a very solid bench player. The Rays amaze me at how they can sign so many people in the off season with so little money. They rebuilt a bullpen, made several minor league deals, and even made Manny sign for only 2 million! I can’t wait for this season! It’s going to be interesting, I can tell you that! GO RAYS!!

MrSativa
4 years 6 months ago

They rebuilt their bullpen? That bullpen smells like 2007 to me. I hope they succeed but relying on Farnsworth or Maddon’s laptop to close scares me.

df7215
4 years 6 months ago

nice pickup… at worst, some veteran depth on the bench

CHAMPSFORNOW
4 years 6 months ago

WE JUST KEEP HELPING OUR SELVES WAY TO GO RAYS,AS A SEASON TICKET HOLDER I’M READY FOR SOME RAYS BASEBALL.I SEE US COMING IN 2ND TO BOSTON,AND THEN ON TO THE WS,RAYS IN 6 AGAINST THE PHILS.