Rays Acquire Minor Leaguer John Shelby Jr.


Mark Gonzalez is reporting the Rays have traded for John Shelby Jr. for "future considerations." Shelby was at one time a top prospect in the White Sox system, but has tumbled in recent years. He hits for some pop and swipes some bases, but 2010 was a rough year for him, hitting 87 wRC+ in AA -- despite his advanced age (he turns 26 this year).