Anthony Bemboom

Anthony Bemboom led Creighton in RBIs (41), doubles (17) and triples (4) during his senior season in 2012.

Former Creighton catcher Anthony Bemboom could make his major league debut soon after getting called by the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday.

Bemboom was the Rays’ backup catcher behind Nick Ciuffo during Friday’s game against the Yankees. Tampa Bay placed its top two catchers on the injured list this week, and starter Mike Zunino could be out as many as three weeks.

Bemboom, 29, was a 22nd-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Angels in 2012. He’s in his eighth pro season, and until Friday, all of that was spent in the minors. He’s played for affiliates of the Angels, Rockies and Rays.

Bemboom signed a minor league deal with the Rays in the offseason, and after recovering from an injury in spring training, played in five games in Triple-A this season.

He has a .235 batting average with 32 home runs and 201 RBIs as a pro.

Bemboom, a Minnesota native, spent two seasons at Creighton after beginning his college career at Iowa Western. He started 106 games in 2011 and 2012. In his senior season, he led the Bluejays in RBIs (41), doubles (17) and triples (4).

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