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Tampa Bay Rays Opening Day Roster as of now

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Following the trade of Longoria, how does the Rays roster look now?

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With yesterday’s mega trade of franchise star, Evan Longoria, the Tampa Bay Rays roster looks extremely different, despite just one player leaving the active roster.

The Rays now have a hole at third base, that as of now, they hope will be filled by Matt Duffy. Opening up a spot up the middle for the recently acquired Ryan Schimpf. The Rays still haven’t signed a first baseman, so for the time being, Brad Miller looks to be their man.

Denard Span will slot into left field for the Rays, pushing Mallex Smith to be the team’s 4th outfielder.

Rays on Opening Day...maybe

C: Wilson Ramos and Jesus Sucre

1B: Brad Miller

2B: Ryan Schimpf and Micah Johnson

3B: Matt Duffy

SS: Adeiny Hechavarria and Daniel Robertson

LF: Denard Span and Mallex Smith

CF: Kevin Kiermaier

RF: Steven Souza Jr

DH: Corey Dickerson

SP: Chris Archer, Jake Odorizzi, Blake Snell, Jake Faria, and Nate Eovaldi

RP: Alex Colome, Jose Alvarado, Ryne Stanek, Chaz Roe, Matt Andriese, Dan Jennings, and Austin Pruitt