Rays Sign Jordan Norberto To Minor League Deal

Left-hander Jordan Norberto has signed with the Rays, the pitcher announced on Twitter (Spanish link). Norberto, 27, is a client of Praver/Shapiro.

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle spoke with Norberto, who confirmed to her that he has signed a minor league contract and still has to serve his Biogenesis suspension. He also still has a grievance filed against the A's for sending him to the minors before he was injured, but he still appreciates the A's for how well they treated him overall (All Twitter links). Slusser goes on to note that Norberto won't be in camp with the Rays during Spring Training but will report directly to the minors with the Rays as soon as he is able to do so.

Norberto had Tommy John surger this past June and didn't pitch in the Majors in 2013. He was a key member of the Athletics' 2012 bullpen, however, pitching to a 2.77 ERA with 8.0 K/9, 3.8 BB/9 and a 45.7 percent ground-ball rate in 52 innings of relief for the AL West Champs.



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