The Rays have signed 25-year old righty reliever Bryan Augenstein to a minor league deal. He pitched in 5 games (0 starts) for the Cardinals last year and he was 0-1 with a 9.53 ERA and a 2.47 WHIP. He also pitched in 29 games (3 starts) in A+AAA-ball last year and he was 3-2 with a 4.72 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP. Augenstein has now pitched in 12 games (2 starts) in his first 2 years in the majors and he is 0-2 with a 8.34 ERA and a 1.90 WHIP. He will likely start the 2012 season in AAA-ball.