Rays sign Alexi Casilla


Tampa Bay has added some infield depth by signing switch-hitter Alexi Casilla to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Early in his career Casilla showed some promise with the Twins, but he never developed enough offensively to be a quality regular and is more of a second baseman than a shortstop defensively.

He’s a 30-year-old career .247 hitter with a .633 OPS, but Casilla does bring plus speed and some defensive versatility to a possible bench role for the Rays.