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Rays acquire Carlos Corporan from Yankees

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The backstop will provide insurance for Tampa Bay behind Hank Conger and Curt Casali.

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The Rays have acquired catcher Carlos Corporan from the Yankees for cash considerations, according to a club announcement. Corporan will replace recently-released catcher Rene Rivera on the Rays' depth chart.

Corporan, 32, signed a minor-league deal with the Yankees this winter and hit just .167/.219/.200 in 16 spring training games. He lost out on the team's backup catcher job to Austin Romine, and considered opting out of his minor-league deal with New York earlier in the week.

Corporan joins Hank Conger and Curt Casali in the catching mix for Tampa Bay, though the team may decided to only carry three catchers once the regular season begins. Conger and Casali are slated to split time behind the plate, with Corporan and Luke Maile providing insurance at Triple-A.

Corporan has spent parts of six years in the majors with the Brewers (2009), Astros (2011-14) and Rangers (2015), hitting just .218/.280/.342 with 20 home runs in 232 games.