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Rays name full 60-man roster for 2020 season

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The roster had to be finalized last weekend.

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The Tampa Bay Rays have named a full 60 player roster ahead of the shortened 2020 season, and have split the camps between two locations: indoors at Tropicana Field, and the Spring Training complex in Port Charlotte.

Ultimately the Rays will only be allowed to start the season with 30 players (with a requirement to trim the roster by two players twice as the season progresses), but for now 37 are heading to the major league side:

TROPICANA FIELD ROSTER

Catcher
Chris Herrmann*
Michael Perez
Kevan Smith*
Mike Zunino

Infielder
Willy Adames
Mike Brosseau
Ji-Man Choi
Yandy Diaz
Brandon Lowe
Nate Lowe
Jose Martinez
Daniel Robertson
Joey Wendle

Outfielder
Randy Arozarena
Manuel Margot
Austin Meadows
Kevin Kiermaier
Hunter Renfroe
Yoshi Tsutsugo

RHP
Nick Anderson
Diego Castillo
Yonny Chirinos
Oliver Drake
Pete Fairbanks
Tyler Glasnow
Andrew Kittredge
Charlie Morton
Trevor Richards
Chaz Roe

LHP
Jose Alvarado
Anthony Banda
Jalen Beeks
Aaron Loup*
Brendan McKay
Colin Poche
Blake Snell
Ryan Yarbrough

*Not on the 40-man roster

The rest of the 60 players are slotted for an immediate placement in Port Charlotte, where a mix of prospects and veterans will prepare for the season that is likely to see a lot of trips to the Injured List across all players.

PORT CHARLOTTE ROSTER

Catcher: Ronaldo Hernandez^

Infielder: Vidal Brujan^, Lucius Fox^, Wander Franco, Kevin Padlo^, Esteban Quiroz, Taylor Walls

Outfielder: Dylan Cozens, Ryan LaMarre, Josh Lowe, Brian O’Grady^

RHP: Shane Baz, Dylan Covey, John Curtiss, Sam McWilliams, Joe Ryan, Aaron Slegers, Ryan Thompson

LHP: Josh Fleming, Sean Gilmartin, Shane McClanahan, Ryan Sherriff, D.J. Snelton

^On the 40-man roster

Players as of yet without jersey numbers assigned are interestingly Shane Baz, Wander Franco, Esteban Quiroz, and Josh Lowe. All four are slated for the Port Charlotte roster.

The Rays opted to use all 60 spots on their roster, where some teams like the Red Sox and Mets left rosters to about 45 with plans to fill in later. Interestingly, Sunday at 4PM was the deadline to add a player who could be traded ahead of the Aug. 31 trade deadline.

Analysis to come tomorrow morning on another episode of Rays Your Voice, but in the mean time: What are your thoughts on the Rays roster?