RHSP Jorge Rodriguez was assigned to the Princeton Rays from the GCL Rays yesterday. The 20 year old started the regular season finale last night for the P-Rays and allowed 2 earned runs and 6 hits over 4.1 innings. For the GCL Rays he was 2-3 with a 3.54 ERA over 11 appearances, including 8 starts.
Outfielder Willie Argo was assigned to the Bowling Green Hot Rods from the Princeton Rays to take Josh Sale's roster spot. The 22 year old was the Rays 22nd round pick in June. He hit .301/.404/.411 in 209 at-bats for Princeton with 17 stolen bases and a 31-49 BB-SO ratio.
With the additions of Argo and Sawyer the Hot Rods roster stands at 26 so expect at least one more move later today.
RHSP Jeff Niemann is expected to start for the Rays on Saturday. The Rays aren't planning on using a six-man rotation, just using Niemann for spot starts as needed the rest of the season. The Rays will need to make a move to add him back onto the 40-man roster.
The Bowling Green Hot Rods have placed RHSP Jake Floethe on the 7-day DL, bringing the roster down to 25.