Published: Aug 27, 2010 8:11 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 28, 2010 4:30 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to terms on a minor league deal with veteran outfielder Brad Hawpe.

Hawpe was released earlier this month by Colorado. He'll report to Class-A Charlotte of the Florida State League.

Hawpe was one of the cornerstones on the Rockies' 2007 NL championship team and a first-time All-Star last season. He hit .255 with seven homers and 37 RBIs this season with Colorado.

The move was announced before Tampa Bay's game Friday night against Boston.