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Before any moves happen, here’s a look at the 40-man roster

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American League Division Series Game 5: New York Yankees v. Tampa Bay Rays Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images

The MLB offseason is just starting dawn, but that hasn’t stopped the Tampa Bay Rays from making a flurry of moves that has already significantly altered their roster from the way it looked when the regular season ended over a month ago.

The Rays have already declined their options on Charlie Morton and Mike Zunino, while also parting ways with the likes of Michael Perez, Chaz Roe, Andrew Kittredge, Kevan Smith, Oliver Drake, and Aaron Loup.

That’s a total of eight players who were on the 40-man roster when the season ended that are no longer with the team. However, their departures were necessary for the Rays as they had to clear space to reinstate their numerous players that had been on the 60-day Injured List: Cody Reed, Yonny Chirinos, Colin Poche, and Jalen Beeks.

In the aftermath of all of those moves, the Rays currently have 39 players on their 40-man roster consisting of 21 pitchers, a single catcher, 10 infielders, and seven outfielders.

  1. Jose Alvarado, LHP
  2. Nick Anderson, RHP
  3. Jalen Beeks, LHP
  4. Diego Castillo, RHP
  5. Yonny Chirinos, RHP
  6. John Curtiss, RHP
  7. Pete Fairbanks, RHP
  8. Josh Fleming, LHP
  9. Edgar Garcia, RHP
  10. Tyler Glasnow, RHP
  11. Brent Honeywell, RHP
  12. Shane McClanahan, LHP
  13. Brendan McKay, LHP
  14. Colin Poche, LHP
  15. Cody Reed, LHP
  16. Trevor Richards, RHP
  17. Ryan Sherriff, LHP
  18. Aaron Slgers, RHP
  19. Blake Snell, LHP
  20. Ryan Thompson, RHP
  21. Ryan Yarbrough, LHP
  22. Ronaldo Hernandez, C
  23. Willy Adames, SS
  24. Mike Brosseau, INF
  25. Vidal Brujan, INF
  26. Ji-Man Choi, 1B
  27. Yandy Diaz, INF
  28. Brandon Lowe, 2B
  29. Nate Lowe, 1B
  30. Brian O’Grady, 1B/OF
  31. Kevin Padlo, 3B
  32. Joey Wendle, 2B
  33. Randy Arozarena, OF
  34. Kevin Kiermaier, OF
  35. Manuel Margot, OF
  36. Austin Meadows, OF
  37. Brett Phillips, OF
  38. Hunter Renfroe, OF
  39. Yoshi Tsutsugo, 3B/OF

The biggest name not on this list would be SS Wander Franco, baseball’s top prospect for three years running.

What moves do you expect to happen in the off-season?