Odom will remain in the Rays organization after he went unclaimed off waivers Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The 29-year-old backstop will report to the Rays' alternate site after accepting an outright assignment. After earning a spot on Tampa Bay's Opening Day roster, Odom appeared in two games before he was cast off the 40-man roster over the weekend.
Odom was designated for assignment by the Rays on Friday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. The 29-year-old's contract was selected by the Rays last weekend, and he went 0-for-2 in two games during his brief time with the team. Even if he remains in the organization, Odom is unlikely to rejoin the big-league club while Mike Zunino and Francisco Mejia remain healthy.
Odom's contract was selected by the Rays on Saturday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. Odom should serve as the third catcher behind Mike Zunino and Francisco Mejia during his time with the team but probably won't find his way into too many games. Ryan Sherriff landed on the restricted list in a corresponding move.
The Rays reassigned Odom to their minor-league camp Thursday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. Odom got the chance to make his big-league debut with the Mariners in 2020, appearing in 18 games when the club was short on catching depth. Since Tampa Bay has Mike Zunino and Francisco Mejia on the 40-man roster, plus a more experienced non-roster invitee in Kevan Smith (back) in camp, Odom never had much hope of spending Opening Day with the big-league club.
Odom signed a minor-league contract with the Rays on Wednesday as a non-roster invitee, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Odom made his major-league debut with the Mariners in 2020, but he sputtered to a .128/.209/.128 slash line with two RBI over 39 at-bats. He'll get to compete for a roster spot with the Rays in 2021 during spring training.
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