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Tampa Bay Rays promote Willy Adames, place Daniel Robertson on the disabled list

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The Rays top prospect is on his way to the Trop

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The Tampa Bay Rays have placed infielder, Daniel Robertson, on the 10-day disabled list with a strained hamstring. In his place, they have promoted one of the top prospects in all of baseball, Willy Adames, back into the major leagues.

Adames seen a very brief cup of coffee in the majors earlier this year when Joey Wendle went on paternity leave. During his few days in the majors, Adames blasted his first major league hit — a home run off of Chris Sale. Overall, Adames collected a pair of hits over 12 plate appearances, while opposing pitchers carved him up with six strikeouts (he did face David Price, Craig Kimbrel, and Chris Sale).

During his time with Triple-A Durham this season, Adames has hit .286/.356/.424 with 4 HR over 233 plate appearances.

The hamstring strain is unfortunate for Daniel Robertson, and the Rays, as he was enjoying an excellent season thus far and is currently leading the team in fWAR. Thus far, he is hitting .257/.385/.423 with 7 HR over 213 plate appearances.

The prospect wave is arriving in Tampa Bay as the Rays active roster now contains Christian Arroyo, Jake Bauers, and Willy Adames. With Robertson on the disabled list, Adames should step in as the Rays starting short-stop.

The future is now.