Angels sign Curt Casali to minor-league deal

It’s not Mario Batali, but it’s a start.

The Angels signed catcher Curt Casali and infielder Colin Walsh to minor league contracts. Read more at MLB Trade Rumors.

The Angels signed catcher Curt Casali and infielder Colin Walsh to minor league contracts. Read more at MLB Trade Rumors.

Bobby Wilson beats out Curt Casali for the Rays back-up catcher position.

Bobby Wilson beats out Curt Casali for the Rays back-up catcher position.

Pitcher Erasmo Ramirez was OK with his manager's  early call to the bullpen. Brandon Guyer hit a HR in the 7th to tie the game & Curt Casali hit one in the 8th to win it 3-2 over the Blue Jays. (7-18-15)

Pitcher Erasmo Ramirez was OK with his manager's early call to the bullpen. Brandon Guyer hit a HR in the to tie the game & Curt Casali hit one in the to win it over the Blue Jays.

Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera kneels on the ground after being hit in the head on a throw from catcher Curt Casali during the 10th inning. Cabrera stayed in the game. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera kneels on the ground after being hit in the head on a throw from catcher Curt Casali during the inning. Cabrera stayed in the game. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

One run's enough -  Cleveland Indians’ Roberto Perez slides safely into home plate as Tampa Bay Rays catcher Curt Casali drops the ball in the ninth inning on Sunday in Cleveland. Perez scored on a sacrifice fly by David Murphy. Cleveland won 1-0. - © Tony Dejak/AP Photo

Roberto Perez slides safely into home plate as Tampa Bay Rays catcher Curt Casali drops the ball in the ninth inning , Sunday, June in Cleveland. Perez scored on a sacrifice fly by David Murphy. The Indians won (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Tampa Bay Rays catcher Curt Casali (19) poses for a photo on photo day at Charlotte Sports Park.  #9138463

Tampa Bay Rays catcher Curt Casali poses for a photo on photo day at Charlotte Sports Park.

Nathan Karns had a poor start, and Matt Andriese, who replaced him in the fourth inning, was not much better as the Rays lost to the Twins —  and also lost Desmond Jennings and Curt Casali to injury. Twins 11 - Rays 7.  (8-25-15)

Nathan Karns had a poor start, and Matt Andriese, who replaced him in the fourth inning, was not much better as the Rays lost to the Twins — and also lost Desmond Jennings and Curt Casali to injury.

Roberto Perez slides safely into home plate as Tampa Bay Rays' Curt Casali drops the ball in the ninth inning  Sunday, June 21, 2015,

Indians vs. Rays, June 21, 2015

Roberto Perez slides safely into home plate as Tampa Bay Rays' Curt Casali drops the ball in the ninth inning Sunday, June

Tampa Bay Rays' Curt Casali, right, hugs Steven Souza Jr. in the dugout after Casali hit a two-run home run off Detroit Tigers starting pitcher David Price on Tuesday. Casali is the 1st rookie catcher in Major League baseball to hit 2 HRs twice in back-to-back games.  Price & Casali, also, went to Vanderbilt to college. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Curt Casali with Steven Souza Jr is the rookie catcher in Major League baseball to hit 2 HRs twice in back-to-back games

Curt Casali joined Greg Vaughn as the only Rays to hit two homers in back-to-back games. Casali has seven home runs for the season. Jake Odorizzi picked up the win going against former Ray, David Price. Rays 10-Tigers 2.  (7-28-15)

Curt Casali joined Greg Vaughn as the only Rays to hit two homers in back-to-back games. Casali has seven home runs for the season. Jake Odorizzi picked up the win going against former Ray, David Price.

Wil Myers hits a run-scoring double in the first inning before the Red Sox took over the game. The Rays assured themselves a losing season, the first since 2007 when they were the Devil Rays, by being beaten by the Red Sox, 11-3. Catcher Curt Casali took 2 foul balls off his facemask in the 4th & will not play for the remainder of the season. This game was a disaster. (9-24-14)

“I haven't had any fun,” said Wil Myers, who is not shy in talking about how miserable his sophomore year in the big leagues has been for last year's American League Rookie of the Year.

Top: The Yankees’ Jacoby Ellsbury slides under Rays catcher Curt Casali to steal home in the fifth inning. ABOVE: Rays pitcher Matt Moore takes the ball from Casali after his balk, which moved Ellsbury to third and set up the steal.

Jacoby Ellsbury's daring swipe of home sparks the Yankees.

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