Report: J.P. Arencibia signs minor-league deal with Rays

The Rays have signed catcher J.P. Arencibia to a minor-league deal on Thursday, according to the Tampa Tribune.

Arencibia, 29, hit .177 in 2014 and was released by the Orioles last week. Arencibia suffered a flexor mass strain in his right arm near the end of the spring. He's expected to start the year at Triple-A Durham where he'll play first base, catcher and serve as a designated hitter, per the Tampa Bay Times.

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