Someone in the Rays’ front office must be among WDBB’s vast readership. I am ready to take full credit (if it works out) for today’s player move. If it does not work out, then you did not read it here.
As careful readers of WDBB will have noted, we have twice mentioned that the Montgomery Biscuits, the Rays’ AA team, are in the area playing the Carolina Mudcats. A bean counter in St Pete must’ve noticed and said, “Hey, we’ve got a catcher on the 40-man playing for Montgomery. We just pulled Jaso out of Durham. How about we put Craig Albernaz in a taxi to Zebulon and have the same taxi pick up Jose Lobaton and bring him back here?”
To say it a bit more plainly, Craig Albernaz has been sent to Montgomery. Jose Lobaton has been called up to Durham.
This move makes no sense to me unless the Rays Kelly Shoppach is going to be out much longer than originally thought, so Jaso won’t be coming back any time soon. Or, maybe it really was just convenience and Jose and Craig really are just swapping out for a couple of days.
On the other hand, Alvin Colina has yet to get a hit in 17 at bats. Craig’s only played in one game (1 for 4). And Lobaton is 6 for 24 with 4 walks.