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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Chris Archer calls Rays moves “tough, perplexing”

“We’re not as good as we were 24 hours ago”

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

In the late hours of this past Saturday night, the Tampa Bay Rays roster underwent a massive change as the team shockingly announced they had designated Corey Dickerson for assignment, and then a little while later they traded Jake Odorizzi to the Minnesota Twins for Jermaine Palacios.

The moves came as a shock, with Dickerson being the team’s lone All-Star in 2017 and the return for Odorizzi seeming pretty lackluster compared to what was anticipated.

With Dickerson being DFA’d, the Rays have 7 days to either release him or find a suitable trade partner.

Chris Archer spoke to the media about the trade of Odorizzi, acquisition of Cron, and says the team letting go of Corey Dickerson is “perplexing” and saying the team as a whole is now worse than they were before the trades

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