With Daniel Robertson due back from injury in 2019 a log jam is brewing in the infield. The solution lies within the twenty five man roster. As much as everybody loves Ji-Man Choi, there simply isn’t room for him in 2019. Whether they acquire Goldschmidt or not, Choi will be regulated to a platoon DH role and the Rays don’t have room on the twenty five man roster for a DH platoon.
Replacing Choi with Robertson would allow the Rays to keep Lowe, Robertson, and Wendle. All of whom are capable of playing in the outfield. Going with Robertson over Choi only adds to Kevin Cash‘s options in 2019.
Replacing Choi with Robertson adds to the flexibility and athleticism of the roster and provides Cash with even more options game to game.
Total Costs: No added costs
2019 Costs: No added costs