Thursday, September 1, 2016

First Round of Durham Bull Callups; and Options Down

On September 1 the major leagues can expand their active roster from 25 to 40. Tampa Bay rarely takes full advantage, but they did make several moves today (and a couple yesterday I haven't mentioned).
  • Catcher Curt Casali going back. As we've noted, he's been doing a terrific job lately. His only concern may be that he will be the only one in St Petersburg who has caught ...
  • Knuckleballer Eddie Gamboa. Very pleased to see Gamboa get the call. It will be his first. And the callup puts him on the 40-man roster as well. No word on who might be going off the Rays 40-man, but they might have had an open slot.
  • Reliever Ryan Garton is going back up. He's been going back and forth all year. No surprise there.
  • Jamie Schultz went on the disabled list yesterday (pulled groin?) and
  • Reliever Steve Geltz was optioned back.
  • We mentioned this morning that infielder Tim Beckham was optioned down.

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