This Week in Rays Baseball: Decisions to be Made on Peralta, Cubs Set to Hire Maddon, and More

The Tampa Bay Rays will wait until Monday to make their option decision on reliever Joel Peralta, the Tampa Bay Times’ Marc Topkin tweeted. They’ll also be making other 40-man decisions, since Matt Moore and Jerry Sands need to be reinstated from the 60-day disabled list, and their roster is currently full. If the Rays choose to exercise Peralta’s $2.5M option, they’ll have options at the same price for 2016 and 2017 as well. Peralta is coming off a season in which he posted a 4.41 ERA, and the Rays could decide to let him go to save a bit of money and clear a roster spot for a younger player. What follows are a handful of links from this week past.