Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tampa Bay Rays designated pitcher Ernesto Frieri for assignment on Tuesday.
Frieri, who signed a one-year contract with the Rays during the offseason, compiled a 1-0 record with a 4.63 earned run average and two saves over 22 appearances this season.
The 29-year-old right-hander has been on the decline since losing his closer role with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim last season. He was promptly traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates and finished the 2014 campaign 1-4 with 11 saves and a 7.34 ERA.
Frieri owns a career record of 11-13 with a 3.55 ERA in 298 appearances with the Padres, Angels, Pirates and Rays.
The Rays also recalled outfielder Mikie Mahtook from Triple-A Durham.