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.
Word broke Sunday that the Tampa Bay Rays would be promoting highly touted right-handed pitching prospect Tommy Romero to the big-league squad.
The Tampa Bay Rays traded OF/DH Austin Meadows to Detroit on Monday for infielder Isaac Paredes and a Competitive Balance Round B selection.
After tying Atlanta on Saturday, the Tampa Bay Rays will hit the road Sunday afternoon, when they will face the Minnesota Twins in Ft. Myers, in the first game of the 2022 Knutson Cup.