The Tampa Bay Rays made a couple of pregame roster moves this afternoon, activating Daniel Robertson from the 10-day DL, and optioning RHP Austin Pruitt back to Triple-A Durham.
We have reinstated INF Daniel Robertson from the 10-day DL.
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) June 22, 2018
Rob Refsnyder also cleared waivers and accepted an outright assignment to Durham.
With Adeiny Hechavarria’s position on the starting roster having been filled by Willy Adames — not to mention the Rays already have Matt Duffy, Christian Arroyo, and Joey Wendle crowding the infield — the activation of Daniel Robertson means that someone will eventually have to go. It has been presumed that the Rays are currently shopping La Pantera. Unfortunately with the trade market currently in a stalemate due to Manny Machado, the likelihood of Hechavarria being traded anytime soon is slim, hence the reason Pruitt was bumped down to Triple-A.
Robertson is back in the lineup, hitting sixth at second base.
Rays 6/22/18 Starting Lineup
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