Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Rays keep Reyes, cut ties with Norton

The Rays exercised their option on stopper Al Reyes and declined to do the same with Greg Norton today. They also put their three 60-day DL guys -- Rocco Baldelli, Shawn Riggans and Ben Zobrist -- back on the 40-man roster, as required at this point.

Reyes had 26 saves this year for Tampa Bay. Norton, who had a rehab stop with the Biscuits for a knee injury, could still re-sign with the Rays. Had Norton not went down with a knee injury on the final day of spring training, Carlos Pena (.282, 46 home runs, 121 RBIs) would not have made the team.

5 comments:

Bubba36109 said...

So Jaso as a the 3rd catcher and DH? Send Switzer and Stokes back down or release makeing them free agents. Also I'd like to Pridie, but Tampa will leave unprotected, how about Meeks and oh yea Perez.
Maybe trade Dukes?

Stacy Long said...

Oooh, I forgot about Meek. I just looked at the Rays' draft lists and he wasn't drafted by the Rays. I have to do a little edit now.

Bubba36109 said...

He is have a great Arizona Fall League. GA 9 IN 9.2 ERA .93 SO 9

Bubba36109 said...

Evan Meeks - Drafted - Selected by Minnesota Twins in 11th Round (332nd overall) of 2002 amateur entry draft (June-Reg) May 27,2003 - Signed as nondrafted free agent by Twins Aug 25,2006 - Traded by Padres with a player to be named later to Devil Rays for Russell Branyan(who was the player to be named later?)

Stacy Long said...

That was Dale Thayer, who also is Rule 5 eligible.

As you may notice, I added Meek to that earlier post and included those ~decent~ statistics.