The Rays traded C
That leaves the organization thin with catching in the upper levels of the minor-league system.
“All I would say is that I don’t think any team really has beyond three (major-league ready catchers in the organization),” GM
Both Chirinos and Vogt were designated for assignment March 31 when the Rays added DH
“He can throw as well as anybody. He’s learning how to call a better game. He’s improving in that category. He’s blocking the ball pretty well. His receiving’s improved,” Nelson said. “As far as the defensive part, his last three years have been unbelievable and the stats back it. We’re hoping that he starts getting the offense going, be more consistent and then you’re going to see a pretty good ballplayer.”
“The guys that are left, defensively I think we’re covered,” manager
Niemann out for year RHP
Fender bender The Rays’ team bus, making its first of two runs to the ballpark, pulled away from the team hotel in Fort Worth on Monday afternoon and was making a left turn when it was rear-ended. No injuries were reported and after 15 minutes the bus continued on its way to Arlington.
In fact, most of those on board didn’t even realize there was an accident until the bus driver pulled off and left the bus.
“You barely could feel the impact,” Maddon said.
Who’s he? RHP
Player of the week? Orioles 1B
“That should be player of the month, because there is nothing anybody else can accumulate in the next couple of weeks that’s going to surpass what he did in the first week. Just give him the whole month,” Maddon said.