Rays Make Two Roster Moves | The Process Report

Rays Make Two Roster Moves

The Rays have made a pair of rosters moves.

The more pressing of the two moves involves Yunel Escobar heading to the disabled list. In his place (at least for now) is left-handed reliever Jeff Beliveau. No stranger to short cameos in the majors, it’s doubtful that Beliveau is here to stay for more than a day, as the Rays will play Tuesday night with a three-man bench. Assuming the Rays add a position player to the 25-man roster after the fact, their choices who are already on the 40-man roster are limited. Catcher Ali Solis and shortstop Hak-Ju Lee figure to be no-gos, which leaves Vince Belnome as the most likely to be promoted.

As for the other move, the Rays announced on Monday they had claimed right-handed reliever Cory Burns off waivers. Burns, 26, has a thick body, deceptive mechanics, a side-arm slot, and a quality changeup. His command is well-below-average, however, and the Rays would be doing well for him to turn into a middle reliever. The corresponding move saw Angel Sanchez designated for assignment.