LaMarre signed a minor-league contract with the Rays on Monday as a non-roster invitee, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. LaMarre operated primarily with Triple-A Gwinnett in 2019, hitting .311/.380/.477 with nine home runs and 19 RBI over 112 games. He'll get the chance to work with the major-league coaching staff during spring training, and he could serve in a reserve role on the major-league roster at some point this season even after a disappointing stint in the majors last year.
LaMarre has been outrighted off the 40-man roster, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. The Twins traded for LaMarre in September amid a rash of outfield injuries. He played in 14 games and was used in some key spots in the pennant race, but hit just .217 with a .786 OPS. LaMarre will become a free agent if he clears waivers. He showed enough in his stint in the majors to get an invite to spring training and compete for a reserve role with a team.
LaMarre went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and a stolen base in Friday's 6-2 win over the Royals. LaMarre provided the Twins' final runs of the game with his blast off Royals starter Eric Skoglund in the third inning. LaMarre then showed some speed with his first stolen base of the year in the sixth after reaching on an infield single. The 30-year-old outfielder now has two homers, three RBI and three runs scored over 22 at-bats this year.
LaMarre was traded to Minnesota from Atlanta in exchange for cash considerations on Sunday. He'll add needed outfield depth for the Twins in September with several outfielders currently injured, though he may not be in line for very many at-bats. He'll fill the 40-man roster spot which was vacated after Michael Pineda was suspended Saturday.
LaMarre agreed to a minor-league contract with the Braves on Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports. LaMarre began last season with the Twins, but finished the season with the White Sox after being designated for assignment and subsequently claimed during the summer. Between the two teams, he slashed .279/.322/.382 with two home runs and 18 RBI across 180 plate appearances. The 29-year-old has enjoyed little major-league success outside of that sample, however, so he figures to be more of an organizational depth piece for the Braves as things stand now.