Royals sign Casey Coleman, Rays get Doug Mathis

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The Kansas City Royals and Tampa Bay Rays have added some minor league depth to their organizations.

Kansas City has come to an agreement with Casey Coleman on a minor league deal. The 26-year-old Coleman was recently let go by the Chicago Cubs. Last season he pitched at Triple-A appearing in 41 games and posting a 3.16 ERA. He appeared in 48 games at the big league level from 2010-2012 and had a 5.76 ERA and a 1.68 WHIP during that time. He will simply be around for depth reasons.

Doug Mathis signs with Rays

Doug Mathis will attempt to return to the majors after he signed a minor league deal with Tampa Bay.

Mathis, 30, will start off at Triple-A Durham after being released by the Texas Rangers last week.

Mathis has not appeared in a major league game since 2010. He has made 45 career appearances and owns a career 4.84 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP over 87 1/3 innings of work.

Mathis made two appearances at Triple-A Round Rock prior to his release allowing two runs in four innings of work. Last season he split time between the Triple-A teams of Pittsburgh and Miami posting a 4.03 ERA in 26 games, 23 starts.

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