Now that we’re a couple of weeks into the offseason, free agents are starting to change teams. But first a couple of re-signs:
• C Kris Watts
• OF-1B Jimmy Van Ostrand
Both were veterans with the Harrisburg Senators that were signed during the summer and both are 28-year-olds that could ostensibly play at either AA or AAA next summer.
On to the signings, from Baseball America’s latest dispatch:
• RHP Yefri Pena
• IF Will Rhymes
• SS Leudys Baez
• OF Ray Kruml
There is no listing for either Pena or Baez on baseball-reference.com or milb.com, which leads me to believe that both are IFAs.
Rhymes is a former Detroit farmhand that spent 2012 in the Tampa Bay system and has bounced between AAA and the majors for the past three seasons, hitting .228/.299/.285 in 47 games for the Rays and .256/.326/.390 in 46 games for Durham in the I.L.
Kruml was drafted but did not sign with the Diamondbacks in 2005, and but did sign with the Yankees in 2008. He was released in early August by New York after a disappointing showing in AAA (.225/.267/.310) and signed with St. Louis to finish out the year, where he was even worse at AA (.161/.229/.194).