• The Rays have optioned seven gamers – together with pitcher Brendan McKay, who made 11 begins in 2019 – to the minor leagues.


Modified 27 Mar 2020, 00:24 IST

Brendan McKay in motion for the Rays.

Extremely regarded pitching prospect Brendan McKay and first baseman Nate Lowe have been amongst seven Tampa Bay Rays gamers optioned to the minor leagues on Thursday.

The Rays additionally optioned pitchers Trevor Richards and Anthony Banda, infielder Michael Brosseau and outfielders Randy Arozarena and Brian O’Grady. Tampa Bay’s 40-man roster at present stands at 28 energetic gamers following the strikes.

McKay, listed because the No. 15 total prospect by MLB.com for the 2020 season, made 11 begins for Tampa Bay in 2019 and went 2-Four with a 5.14 ERA in 13 total appearances for the Rays final season.

The No. Four total decide of the 2017 MLB draft additionally noticed time as a chosen hitter and had 5 dwelling runs in 67 at-bats for Triple-A Durham in 2019.

Lowe hit .263 with seven homers and 19 RBIs in 50 video games with Tampa Bay final season and added 16 dwelling runs in 93 video games with Durham. Brosseau break up time between the minors and majors in 2019, batting .273 with six homers and 16 RBIs in 51 video games with the Rays and recording a .304 common with 16 homers and 60 RBIs in 73 video games with Durham.

Richards began 20 video games for Miami final season earlier than coming to the Rays in a July 31 commerce. The 26-year-old went 3-Zero with a 1.93 ERA in seven appearances, together with three begins, following the commerce.

Banda spent most of final season recovering from Tommy John surgical procedure carried out in June 2018 and allowed three runs in 4 innings following a September call-up.

Arozarena, acquired from the Cardinals in January as a part of the commerce that additionally despatched veteran first baseman/outfielder Jose Martinez to Tampa Bay, batted .344 between St. Louis’ Double and Triple-A associates in 2019.

O’Grady tied for fifth within the Worldwide League with 28 dwelling runs whereas taking part in for Cincinnati’s Triple-A crew in Louisville final season. The 27-year-old was acquired from the Reds in November.

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