The Tigers have acquired veteran second baseman Alexi Casilla from the Rays for a player to be named, the Detroit Free Press has reported. The 30-year-old Casilla had yet to play for Tampa Bay after signing a minor league deal early in the year. He has been performing well at Triple-A Durham to the tune of a .315/.379/.449 slash line.
The Rays have re-signed infielder Alexi Casilla to a minor league deal, according to the Tampa Tribune. He will be in the lineup in Durham on Thursday. Casilla was released by the team at the end of March. The 30-year-old posted a batting average of .267 with three RBI on eight hits in 30 at-bats this spring.
The Rays have released second baseman Alexi Casilla, the Tampa Tribune reports. Casilla was competing for a backup-infielder role with the team this spring, hitting .267/.303/.400 in 30 at-bats.
Rays manager Kevin Cash said Tim Beckham, Jake Elmore and Alexi Casilla are vying for a spot on the team's bench as a sixth infielder, per The Tampa Tribune. He said this after he announced Monday that Asdrubal Cabrera will be the starting shortstop, and Nick Franklin and Logan Forsythe will platoon at second base.
Rays infielder Alexi Casilla was back in the spring lineup Wednesday against the Twins. Casilla, who was scratched Tuesday due to an ankle injury, started at third base and went 1 for 3 with one run.