Corporan was reassigned to minor-league camp Wednesday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports. The veteran backstop faced an uphill climb to a roster spot given the presence of Willson Contreras, Miguel Montero and Kyle Schwarber, but Corporan's .200 batting average in 20 spring at-bats ultimately sealed his fate. The 33-year-old should be nothing more than an organizational depth piece this season.
Corporan signed a minor league deal with the Cubs on Saturday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports. Corporan hit a combined .197/.246/.333 between the Triple-A affiliates for Tampa Bay and Miami in 2016, so it's difficult to see him working as anything beyond emergency depth for the Cubs. He hit .178/.244/.299 in 2015 with the Rangers, his last round of big league action.
Corporan signed a minor league contract with the Marlins on Wednesday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports. Corporan was released by the Rays on Friday, but it didn't take long for another club to seek out his services behind the plate. The 32-year-old was a bit lackluster at the plate with the Rays' Triple-A affiliate, batting just .200 with two home runs and nine RBI in 65 at-bats, so he'll likely just act as organizational depth going forward if he can't improve his dreary numbers at the plate.
Corporan was released by the Rays on Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The Rays added fellow catcher J.P Arencibia on a minor league deal Friday, so it's clear the organization was ready to move on from Corporan, who was hitting .200 at Triple-A Durham prior to his release. He is now a free agent.
Corporan was traded to the Rays on Saturday for cash considerations, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports. Corporan joined the Yankees on a minor league deal that included a spring training invite earlier in the offseason. With just one day left before Opening Day, the Yankees flipped him to the Rays, showing that they're confident in their catching duo of Brian McCann and Austin Romine. As for Corporan, it's unclear where he fits in at the major league level in Tampa Bay behind Hank Conger and Curt Casali. He could be sent down to the minor leagues to provide organizational depth at catcher.