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Looking at Rays’ Roster Picture Following the Ben Zobrist Trade

By Robbie Knopf
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Aug 29, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays first baseman

James Loney

(21) against the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

First Base

James Loney is still the Rays’ regular first baseman. The only thing that has changed is that John Jaso may see a few games at the position as his backup. As before, Loney will be sat at least against the toughest lefties, with Logan Forsythe, Tim Beckham, and players yet to be signed among the candidates to spell him.