The Tampa Bay Rays have announced the signing of Rocco Baldelli to a minor league contract.
Baldelli was originally drafted by the Rays in 2000. He remained with the Rays until 2008. He spent the 2009 season with the Boston Red Sox organization. He rejoined the Rays organization in 2010 as a special instructor to the minor leagues.
Baldelli has been assigned to the Charlotte Stone Crabs of the Florida State League.