Joe Smith with the scoop. In exchange, we get Aneury Rodriguez. That means Jeff Niemann will remain a Ray (yay!) and will be the fifth starter. That means Lance Cormier will also stick around, probably as the long-man in the bullpen.
You can read more about Rodriguez from yesterday's posts, but he's a fine return. I don't know what his roof is, and if he turns into a league average starter that's great. He's a lot better than I would've expected and given the circumstances it's a nice coup. I still hope Hammel succeeds in Colorado. He's been a part of this organization for a long, long time, and unfortunately things just didn't work out here.
So your 25-man roster is done, but don't get too comfortable, with B.J. Upton due back in a week, someone's gonna get the boot relatively quickly. Plus, there's a good chance someone gets hurt or bombs early on like oh...every other year. The best news though, is that in 24 hours we're going to have a GDT that means something.
Baseball is finally back.