The Rays have designated lefty Everett Teaford for assignment, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune tweets. His roster spot will go to recently acquired southpaw Xavier Cedeno.
Teaford, soon to be 31, gave up one earned run in one appearance this year with Tampa. He saw more extensive use out of the Royals’ pen back in 2011-12, but only owns 108 1/3 big league innings in his career. Over parts of five Triple-A seasons, often working as a starter, Teaford has worked to a 3.34 ERA with 8.5 K/9 against 3.1 BB/9.
Teaford hit everything but a zebra at the Bronx Zoo, and the strike zone last night.