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.