Despite being unable to make deals with big league players, the Tampa Bay Rays were able to bring back a piece of their bullpen that helped win 100 games in 2021, as right-handed Chris Mazza announced on Twitter that he had agreed to a minor-league deal with the team.
— Chris Mazza (@ChrisMazza10) January 8, 2022
The 32-year-old appeared in 14 games with the Rays last season compiling no record with a 4.61 earned run average and a save in 27 1/3 innings of work. He also made 36 appearances for Triple-A Durham, going 4-1 with a 3.16 ERA.
He was acquired by the Rays from the Boston Red Sox on February 17, 2021 along with left-handler Jeffrey Springs in exchange for minor-league catcher Ronaldo Hernandez. He was designated for assignment after the season, and after being out righted off the 40-man roster, became a minor-league free agent.