He returns to the club with which he began his professional career in 2003, when he was selected No. 1 overall by the Rays in the First-Year Player Draft. He has also played for the Twins and Tigers.
"He has a knack for driving in runs," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "He'll be used primarily as a designated hitter and pinch-hitter. He'll get a chance to make an impact."
Rick Eymer is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.