The Tampa Bay Rays have traded catcher Anthony Bemboom to the Los Angeles Angels for cash considerations.
Bemboom, 29, came to the Rays as a minor league signing this past offseason and eventually made his Major League debut following an onslaught of injuries to the Rays catching core. Bemboom appeared in just three games for the Rays, before he suffered an injury of his own, a left knee sprain that sidelined him for a prolonged period of time.
He would eventually be moved to the 60-day Injured List, but when it came time to activate, him the Rays decided to designate him for assignment to remove him from the 40-man roster.
During his time within the Rays minor league system, Bemboom hit .209/.260/.313 with 1 HR over 73 plate appearances. As for his MLB time, Bemboom collected two hits in five trips to the plate.
Bemboom returns to the Angels’ organization after a two year run with the Colorado Rockies and Tampa Bay Rays. The Angels originally drafted Bemboom in the 22nd round of the 2012 draft. He would leave as a minor league free agent following the 2016 season, at which point he joined the Colorado Rockies for a two year run with their Triple-A team.