The Rays continue to add to their upper-level minor league depth. Matt Eddy reports at BaseballAmerica that the Rays have re-signed LHP Jason Cromer and signed IF Jason Bowers to minor league contracts.
Cromer, 28, pitched for the Montgomery Biscuits (AA) in 2008, going 5-3 with a 3.96 ERA (4.56 tRA) in 29 games, including 8 starts. Bowers, who will turn 31 on January 27th, played 3B, SS, and 2B in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization last year, splitting time between AA and AAA. He put up a .323 wOBA in 309 AB's in AA, and a .366 wOBA in 59 AB's in AAA.