"There was a lot that went to it," said Rays manager Kevin Cash following Friday's game against the Tigers. "Rarely do you go through a season without the use of three catchers. We're going to need Curt at some point. We're lucky to have him. We view him as a big league catcher.
"With the way things played out this spring, he did everything he could to make this team, but where we are today, moving forward, what we can do best for the organization right now is to have Bobby with us and have some coverage in Curt."
Wilson signed a Minor League contract with the Rays in the offseason. The team will clear a spot on the 40-man roster to make room for him when they transfer Matt Moore (Tommy John surgery) to the 60-day disabled list.
Infielder Jake Elmore will accept his assignment to Triple-A Durham and infielder Juan Francisco has until Sunday to let the team know if he will accept his assignment to Durham.