The Tampa Bay Rays released veteran LHP Dana Eveland on Wednesday. (Photo Credit: Will Vragovic/Times)

Following Wednesday’s 3-3 tie against the Boston Red Sox, the Tampa Bay Rays announced their first wave of cuts, which included the release of 33 year-old left-hander Dana Eveland. The moves reduce the camp roster to 42.

Here are the roster moves announced Wednesday:


LHP Dana Eveland

Steve Adams (MLB Trade Rumors) wrote about Eveland’s release:

Eveland allowed a run on six hits and a walk with three strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings this spring. The 2016 campaign was not a positive one for him in the Majors, as he yielded 23 runs on 32 hits and 19 walks (three intentional) with 21 strikeouts in 23 innings of work. His results in Triple-A last season, however, registered on the opposite end of the spectrum, as he posted a superlative 0.30 ERA in 29 2/3 innings of work with a 21-to-6 K/BB ratio.

Last year marked the 11th big league season for the journeyman southpaw, who has appeared in the Majors as a member of 10 different teams. In total, he’s logged 446 1/3 innings in the Major Leagues and pitched to a 5.46 ERA with 6.2 K/9, 4.5 BB/9 and a 50.2 percent ground-ball rate.

Reassigned to minor league camp

RHP Jeff Ames
INF Ryan Brett
C Nick Ciuffo
C Jonah Heim
1B Dalton Kelly
LHP Ryan Yarbrough

Optioned to the minor leagues

INF Willy Adames
RHP José De León
RHP Jacob Faria
RHP Taylor Guerrieri
RHP Chih-Wei Hu
RHP Ryne Stanek
RHP Hunter Wood


— The Rays also announced that RHP Jose De Leon has decided to join team Puerto Rico and pitch next in the World Baseball Classic.

— 30 Teams in 30 Days looked at the developments of the Rays in their 2017 Spring Training camp:

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