Published: Jul 28, 2010 3:51 AM EDT
Updated: Jul 28, 2010 4:30 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have signed Cuban first baseman Jose Ruiz to a one-year major league contract.

The agreement was announced after the Rays beat Detroit 3-2 on Tuesday night. The 24-year old Ruiz will report to Tampa Bay's summer league team in the Dominican Republic.

Also, Tampa Bay signed 2010 fifth round draft pick, right-handed pitcher Ian Kendall.