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Tampa Bay Rays to promote C Adam Moore

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays-Media Day Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Rays are reportedly selecting the contract of catcher Adam Moore, from the Triple-A Bulls. A corresponding 40-man roster move will be made prior to tonight’s game against the Miami Marlins.

Moore, 34, was a non-roster invitee to spring training this year for the Rays. He is a major league veteran, with 96 games spread across eight years spent with the Seattle Mariners, Kansas City Royals, San Diego Padres, and most recently with the Cleveland Indians in 2016. The bulk of his MLB experience came with the Mariners in 2010, when he played in 60 games.

He spent all of the 2017 season with Cleveland’s Triple-A affiliate, playing in 76 games, before signing with the Rays this past off-season.

Moore will now share the catching duties with Jesus Sucre, who will likely start most of the games behind the plate for the Rays. With Triple-A Durham this season, Moore was hitting .215/.259/.309 with 2 HR over 158 plate appearances.

The Rays needed to promote (or trade for) a catcher with All-Star Wilson Ramos going on the disabled list.