Rays Designate Nevin Ashley For Assignment

The Rays designated catcher Nevin Ashley for assignment to create roster space for Luke Scott, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times tweets. The team's 40-man roster remains full.

Ashley, 27, posted a .263/.358/.384 line in 444 plate appearances for the Rays' Double-A and Triple-A affiliates in 2011. The 2006 sixth rounder has a .260/.353/.378 line in parts of six pro seasons. However, he was behind Jose Molina, Robinson Chirinos and Jose Lobaton on the Rays' depth chart.

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