Former Biscuits pitcher Dale Thayer was among three players added to Tampa Bay's 40-man roster today and protected from next month's Rule 5 draft.
The Rays also added pitchers Wade Davis and Jake McGee, who started this year with Montgomery.
The 27-year-old Thayer was 3-1 with nine saves and a 2.77 ERA at Triple-A Durham this season. He's a four-time All-Star in six pro seasons, including 2007 with the Biscuits. Thayer, the all-time Southern League leader in saves, came to the Rays in a 2006 trade with the San Diego Padres.
The additions leave the Rays with 39 players on their 40-man roster.