"Erasmo, obviously excited," Rays manager Kevin Cash said. "He's going to help us. ... If you look back at his track record, he put together a really good season, early, a couple of years ago. Maybe a couple of hiccups lately, but I think we take our chances because of the stuff and then getting him with [pitching coach Jim Hickey] and [bullpen coach Stan Boroski], hopefully he can help us out."
Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.