Rays join Orioles in pursuit of Rasmus, Red Sox land Boggs

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The Tampa Bay Rays have joined their AL East rivals in the Baltimore Orioles as potential landing spots for free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus.

After Orioles manager Buck Showalter travled to meet with Rasmus this past weekend the Rays have entered the race to sign him. Coming off a poor 2014 season the 28-year-old is a bit of a risk but comes with high upside. If nothing else his flashes of power could make him a worthwhile entry to either lineup.

It is quite likely that Rasmus takes a one-year deal in hopes of rehabbing his long term value.

Meanwhile the Boston Red Sox have signed relief pitcher Mitchell Boggs to a minor league deal.

Boggs last appeared in the majors during the 2013 season when he spent time with the St. Louis Cardinals and Colorado Rockies posting a 8.10 ERA. He did not appear in the majors last season and is two years removed from being one of baseball’s better relievers.

If nothing else Boggs will be a nice buy low option for the Red Sox with little consequence if he bombs out.

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