With Spring Training getting to the dog days, the first wave of roster moves were made by the Tampa Bay Rays
Spring Training is no longer shiny and new. In fact, it is dull, and boring, as we wait for the long-anticipated regular season to get underway. One hopefully that will end with the Tampa Bay Rays in the postseason.
As the Rays finish out their stay in Port Charlotte ahead of Opening Day (March 28th) they made their first step towards cutting the roster down to 25 guys.
The most notable name, though none of these demotions are surprising, is Christian Arroyo. Though most had already resided to the fact that he would not make the big league club out of camp, he was the only player on this list that had a chance.
If you listened to the first Rays Colored Podcast, I said that by the end of the year I think Christian Arroyo will be manning the hot corner, and fans have really overlooked what potential he does have. But it has been clear for a while he will not see the bigs on opening day, week, or likely month.
Brent Honeywell Jr. is another big name on this list, as he rehabs from an injury that sidelined him all of last year, I do not think anyone expected him to see time in Tampa Bay until Memorial Day at the earliest.
Did you know he was a Jr. before this Spring? I sure didn’t.
As we inch closer to Spring Training coming to a close, we will see more and more impactful roster moves being made.
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