Rays Add Four | The Process Report

Rays Add Four

With expanded rosters in effect, the Rays wasted little time adding four fresh faces to their dugout. Luke Scott, Delmon Young, Chris Gimenez, and Josh Lueke have been recalled to the majors, according to the official team site.

Scott and Young should combine forces in a platoon at designated hitter. Although Scott has hit left-handers fine this season, fine is below what Young has done against southpaws in the past. Given their defensive limitations, as well as Young’s platoon splits, there are precious few alternatives. If nothing else, Joe Maddon will have his pick of attractive options against right-handed pitchers, with Young coming in handy as the club’s top pinch-hitter against left-handed pitchers. Gimenez and Lueke, meanwhile, will serve as the third catcher and an extra reliever.

The Rays figure to promote more players in the coming weeks, perhaps once Durham’s postseason run ends.

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