The Tampa Bay Rays have signed Dutch catcher Dashenko Ricardo for the 2019 season. They bought his contract of the independent Sioux Falls Canaries. The past two seasons Ricardo had played in the American Association for the Lincoln Salt Dogs. After his release from affiliated minor league ball in 2014 he joined Kinheim and later Curacao Neptuns in the Dutch Hoofdklasse. He first signed with a MLB organization in 2007, when he was with the Baltimore Orioles. He later also was with the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers organizations.
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