Rays Sign Will Rhymes

The Rays signed second baseman Will Rhymes, outfielder Jesus Feliciano and right-handed reliever Romulo Sanchez to minor league deals, Matt Eddy of Baseball America tweets. Rhymes, 28, spent parts of the past two seasons with the Tigers, who non-tendered him in December. The team confirmed the moves and reports the signing of right-hander Matt Torra.

Rhymes, who's listed at 5'9" and 155 pounds, owns a .283/.341/.370 line in 312 MLB plate appearances. He was far more impressive at the plate in 2010 than in 2011, when his batting average on balls in play dropped by 50 points.

Feliciano made his MLB debut with the Mets in 2010, soon after his 31st birthday. He posted a .563 OPS in 119 plate appearances and spent the 2011 campaign in the minors. Sanchez, 27, spent last year in Japan and has MLB experience with the Pirates and Yankees.

7 Responses to Rays Sign Will Rhymes Leave a Reply

  1. Will Rhymes with skill.

  2. Thomas 4 years ago

    Wonder what Will Rhymes will tweet about this time when he’s sitting at home when his Rays are in the playoffs?

  3. joeybw 4 years ago

    hey Rhymes, he’s just minor league depth but I like that little dude, cool.

  4. Perhaps they just signed him to entertain on the plane xD long road trips out there in Tampa.

  5. goner 4 years ago


  6. Pawsdeep 4 years ago

    Will rhymes: good at hard work. Bad at baseball

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