"Matt was an important part of this team for the last six seasons," said Erik Neander, the Rays' vice president of baseball operations. "We appreciate his many contributions to the Rays on the field and the professionalism he brought to the ballpark. We're excited about the experience Kevin brings to the bullpen and his ability to pitch in key moments of the game."
Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.