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Tampa Bay Rays: Trade Options for the Bullpen

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Jun 7, 2017; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash (16) points to the bullpen against the Chicago White Sox at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 7, 2017; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash (16) points to the bullpen against the Chicago White Sox at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

The Tampa Bay Rays currently find themselves contending for the second Wild Card spot. Which relievers could help that postseason push?

Heading into today’s action, the Tampa Bay Rays find themselves on the edge of the postseason. In contention for the second Wild Card, they are in the enviable place of having important pieces, such as Wilson Ramos and Brad Boxberger, set to return by the end of the month.

Considering that 2017 was essentially expected to be a bridge year, the Rays success thus far has been a pleasant surprise. Yet, even with the reinforcements that are on the verge of returning, Tampa Bay still has a few holes to fill.

They already addressed one of these issues with the acquisition of Trevor Plouffe, who is set to take on the right handed hitting portion of their first base platoon. However, there are other issues, particularly with the bullpen. that still need to be addressed. Considering the Rays quickness to acquire Plouffe when he became available, it is obvious that the front office is looking for those needed upgrades to return to the postseason.

Which relievers that could be on the block would help the Tampa Bay Rays? Let’s take a look at a few possibilities.

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