Kohn enters free agency after missing cut with Rays

Right-hander played four seasons for Angels before joining Tampa Bay in October

Kohn enters free agency after missing cut with Rays

ST. PETERSBURG -- Michael Kohn has elected free agency after the Rays outrighted the right-hander while in the process of setting their 40-man roster on Nov. 20.

Kohn, 28, became the Rays' first move of the offseason when he signed a one-year Major League contract on Oct. 16 to join the team.

He made the Angels' Opening Day roster in 2014 and compiled a 3.04 ERA in 25 appearances before being optioned on June 3. At one point, he went 17 straight appearances without allowing an earned run. The Rays snapped that streak on May 16 at Angel Stadium.

Though he had another stint in the Major Leagues this year (June 28-July 1), he did not pitch.

Kohn has a 3.52 ERA in 88 appearances the past two seasons since missing the 2012 season due to Tommy John surgery. He is 5-6 with a 3.67 ERA and 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings over four Major League seasons.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.