Thursday, July 14, 2011

Lobaton to the Rays?

Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times, sourcing Spanish-language websites, is reporting that Jose Lobaton has been called up to the Rays. |St. Pete Times|

Topkin goes on to lay out a scenarios with an impact on the Bulls, such as Alex Cobb being called up.

Good to see Jose get a chance, but the cynic in me just sees the Rays keeping their bench full. This is price the Rays pay for having so few position players on their non-active 40-man roster (3 catchers, two outfielders). Guyer can't go back up. Jennings is on the DL. That leaves only Robinson Chirinos and Jose Lobaton to choose from, unless they want to call up Nevin Ashley from Montgomery or go through some roster razzmatazz with a non-40-man guy (read Lopez)

Good luck, Mr. Lobaton. Here's hoping that, unlike last year, you get at least a couple of at-bats.

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