ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) â€” 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.