After acquiring Nelson Cruz last week and JT Chargois last night, the Tampa Bay Rays made a couple of inauspicious deals this afternoon at the deadline, trading for OF Jordan Luplow and RHP DJ Johnson from Cleveland in exchange for minor league RHP Peyton Battenfield.
The Tampa Bay Rays and Seattle Mariners are finalizing an agreement that would send reliever Diego Castillo to the Pacific Northwest for fellow right-hander JT Chargois and infield prospect Austin Shenton.
The Tampa Bay Rays claimed right-hander Jake Reed from the Dodgers and placed right-hander Collin McHugh on the 10-Day Injured List with arm fatigue.
On Friday, the Tampa Bay Rays opted to part way with veteran left-hander Rich Hill, who they sent to the New York Mets for veteran right-handed reliever Tommy Hunter (currently on the 60-Day Injured List) and minor league catcher/infielder Matt Dyer.
Prior to the start of Wednesday’s contest against the Orioles, the Tampa Bay Rays made a handful of roster moves.