Former Biscuits catcher Nevin Ashley has been designated for assignment by the Rays. That means he's off Tampa Bay's 40-man major league roster.
The Rays had five catchers on their 40-man at the end of last season, which is too many. They have to run Ashley through waivers, where any team could claim him and add him to their 40-man. If nobody does, the Rays can trade him, outright him to the minors or release him.