Kevin Cash and the Tampa Bay Rays announced the next round of roster cuts Wednesday morning, prior to the 15-6 shellacking released upon the Orioles.
With the passing of the arbitration deadline on Friday, the Rays reached deals with nine arbitration-eligible players, with Jake Odorizzi the lone holdout.
On Wednesday, Erik Neander finally made the pitching deal long expected of the Rays, trading lefty Drew Smyly to Seattle for three minor leaguers.
The Tampa Bay Rays are focusing on retooling and adding depth to the positions that already feature talented arms, prospects or positional standouts.
The 2017 ZiPS projections are in, and they show promise for a bounce back year from the Tampa Bay Rays following the abysmal 64-98 campaign last season.