Heading into the season, teams were allowed to allot 60 players that they would have during ‘Summer Camp’ with 30 of those players breaking camp with the team and the rest (some teams chose not carry a full 60 man roster), playing at an alternate training site should the big league squad require any depth.
Teams are allowed to add and subtract to that 60 man roster as needed, but can never exceed that number.
Now that we are a few weeks into the regular season, rosters have cut two spots, so now only 28 players can be on active roster and it will remain that way through the end of the 60 game sprint.
However, teams are also permitted to have a five-man taxi squad that will travel with the team on road trips. This is to allow the teams immediate relief should a player have to leave the team for any reason.
A player still must be on a team’s 40-man roster in order to be added to the active roster and with all of the moving and shaking be done by the Rays this past weekend, now seems like a good time to catch up on the state of their 40-man roster as well as their non-roster invitees working out at Port Charlotte.
RHP: Nick Anderson, Diego Castillo, Yonny Chirinos*, John Curtiss, Oliver Drake*, Pete Fairbanks, Tyler Glasnow, Brent Honeywell**, Andrew Kittredge, Charlie Morton*, Trevor Richards, Chaz Roe, Ryan Thompson
LHP: Jose Alvarado, Anthony Banda, Jalen Beeks, Aaron Loup, Brendan McKay+, Colin Poche**, Blake Snell, Ryan Yarbrough
RHB: Mike Zunino, Ronaldo Hernandez
LHB: Michael Perez
RHB: Willy Adames, Mike Brosseau, Yandy Diaz, Jose Martinez, Kevin Padlo, Daniel Robertson
LHB: Nate Lowe, Brandon Lowe, Joey Wendle, Brian O’Grady
SHB: Ji-Man Choi, Lucius Fox, Vidal Brujan
RHB: Randy Arozarena+, Manuel Margot, Hunter Renfroe
LHB: Kevin Kiermaier, Austin Meadows, Yoshi Tsutsugo
italics - Denotes not on the 28-man active roster
+ - Denotes COVID IL
* - Denotes 10-day IL
** - Denotes 45-day IL, does not take up space on the 40-man roster
Alternate Training Site
In addition to the players noted above, the Rays have the following players available to be added to the 40-man roster at the alternate training site.
RHP: Shane Baz, Sam McWilliams, Joe Ryan, Aaron Slegers
LHP: Josh Fleming, Shane McClanahan, Ryan Sherriff, D.J. Snelten
RHB: Rene Pinto
LHB: Brett Sullivan
LHB: Esteban Quiroz
SHB: Wander Franco, Taylor Walls
LHB: Dylan Cozens, Josh Lowe