Tampa Bay Rays

Chris Gimenez Deciding Between Multiple Teams Including Rays

According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish (Twitter) former Rays catcher Chris Gimenez is considering minor league contracts from the Tampa Bay Rays, Texas Rangers, and Oakland Athletics.

Gimenez has had a strange journey since ending the 2013 with the Rays organization. In December he was placed on waivers by the Rays and claimed by the Oakland Athletics and was excited for the opportunity to play near his hometown. “It’s a childhood dream, an absolutely awesome Christmas present” Gimenez said of the opportunity to play near his home in Northern California.

His time in Oakland was short lived as he was designated for assignment at the end of spring training by the A’s and claimed by the Texas Rangers.  He was placed on the Rangers opening day roster but was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock the next day. He refused the assignment and opted for free agency.

If the Rays were to sign Gimenez he would head to Triple-A Durham where he would more than likely be the first option if the Rays were to lose either Ryan Hanigan or Jose Molina to injury.