Rays trade Tommy Pham to San Diego, acquire Hunter Renfroe

Early Friday morning, the Tampa Bay Rays dealt outfielder Tommy Pham and minor league middle infielder/relief pitcher Jake Cronenworth to the San Diego Padres for power-hitting OF Hunter Renfroe, Single-A shortstop Xavier Edwards, and a player to be named later. In doing so, the Rays received a controllable, elite defender while shedding a projected $8.6-Million …

Rays designate Jesus Aguilar; acquire Brian O’Grady

The Tampa Bay Rays made a pair of roster moves on Wednesday, acquiring outfielder/first baseman Brian O’Grady from the Cincinnati Reds — who, in turn, will receive a player to be named later and cash — while designating first baseman/designated hitter Jesus Aguilar for assignment to create roster space.