Today, the Tampa Bay Rays announced that they have acquired Chaz Roe from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for cash considerations. Roe was not on the Braves 40-man and with the Braves Triple-A affiliate, the Gwinnett Braves. The Rays have now added him to the Durham Bulls roster.
Roe has missed most of the 2017 season so far, after securing a spot on the Braves Opening Day roster, he suffered a lat strain after pitching in just three games. He would endure a prolonged stint on the disabled list until finally being activated this past week and then swiftly was outrighted off the 40-man roster.
The 2nd overall pick in the 2005 draft, Roe spent the beginning of his career with the Colorado Rockies before becoming a journey man around the majors and minors, spending time with the Diamondbacks, Mariners, Marlins, Yankees, Orioles and lastly the Braves.
In 2016, in a very small sample size of just over 60 right-handed batters faced, Roe carved through them and over his career (having faced 251 RHB) they have just a .270 wOBA against him.
Roe is being considered just a depth trade, just in case an extra arm is needed. With the trade deadline approaching, the Rays are still very much interested in adding major league arms to their bullpen.