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Rangers ink Casali to Minor League deal

Team also re-signs Cardona, Scott
MLB.com @Sullivan_Ranger

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers on Thursday signed catcher Curt Casali to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.

They have also re-signed outfielder Jose Cardona and right-handed pitcher Tayler Scott to Minor League contracts with a big league invite.

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers on Thursday signed catcher Curt Casali to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.

They have also re-signed outfielder Jose Cardona and right-handed pitcher Tayler Scott to Minor League contracts with a big league invite.

Casali has spent parts of the past four seasons with the Rays, with a career batting average of .199, 19 home runs and 49 RBIs. He has a .285 on-base percentage and a .385 slugging percentage in 161 games (466 plate appearances).

Casali is the sixth catcher on the Rangers' Spring Training roster, along with Robinson Chirinos, Brett Nicholas, Juan Centeno, Jose Trevino and Mike Ohlman.

Cardona was a Minor League free agent who spent last season at Double-A Frisco, hitting .277 with seven home runs, 47 RBIs and a .385 slugging percentage. Scott, who was acquired from the Brewers in a trade for reliever Jeremy Jeffress, pitched in 12 games at Triple-A Round Rock, and was 0-1 with a 7.62 ERA.

T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast.

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