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Rays sign Jack Cust to minor league contract

Feb 17, 2013, 9:07 AM EDT

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From Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times comes word that the Rays have agreed to a minor league contract with free agent outfielder Jack Cust.

The deal comes with an invitation to spring training, where Cust will attempt to earn a backup role.

Cust spent the entire 2012 season at the Triple-A level, batting .243/.400/.442 with 20 home runs, 15 doubles and 72 RBI in 493 plate appearances between affiliates of the Yankees and Blue Jays.

The 10-year major league veteran registered a .213/.344/.329 batting line with three home runs, 15 doubles and 23 RBI over 270 plate appearances with Seattle in 2011. He is a .242/.374/.439 career hitter in the bigs.

  1. slavetothetrafficlight - Feb 17, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    an older, saner Luke Scott

  2. dirtyharry1971 - Feb 18, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    same old rays offense…

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