The Tampa Bay Rays extended two players — Jeffrey Springs and Pete Fairbanks — this past week, while they are working toward extending the contract of Yandy Díaz as well.
On Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Rays traded left-handed reliever, Brooks Raley, to the Mets in exchange for left-handed prospect Keyshawn Askew.
After clearing the roster by way of non-tenders and trades, the Tampa Bay Rays began building the 2023 roster on Thursday, as they reportedly inked a three-year deal with right-hander Zach Eflin.
The Tampa Bay Rays ratcheted up the pre-Trade Deadline action over the weekend and on Monday, acquiring reliever Garrett Cleavinger from the Dodgers, and centerfielder José Siri from the Astros.
Taylor Walls will likely get the majority of the reps at short while Franco is on the shelf, although Vidal Brujan and Isaac Paredes are currently on the roster and can take reps up the middle, too.