Monday, May 14, 2012
Vogt to Rays; Acosta to Bulls
Catcher Craig Albernaz has just become even more vital to this year’s Durham Bulls. When Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings went on the disabled list today the only players with the Bulls on the 40-man were Stephen Vogt and Reid Brignac. The Rays chose Vogt and he was off to join the Rays in Toronto.
To plug the hole, catcher Mayo Acosta has been jumped all the way up from A+ ball. Acosta is a young (24 year old) guy from the Dominican Republic who started in the Rays system in 2007. He’s been in 22 games with the Charlotte Stone Crabs this year and has some decent stats.
This transaction is partially driven by this year's concerns over the three Rays catchers who are the disabled list: Jose Lobaton, Robinson Chirinos, and Nevin Ashley. Chirinos is on the 60-day DL and Ashley is, I think, still in a cast. Has anyone heard what Lobaton’s status is? He could be showing up on a rehab assignment one of these days.