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AL Champion Rays Designate Hunter Renfroe For Assignment

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.: The Tampa Bay Rays have designated outfielder Hunter Renfroe for project, serving to clear room on the 40-man roster for 3 younger prospects who weren’t a part of the groups run to the World Series.

Renfroe, 28, appeared in 42 video games with 34 begins in the course of the pandemic-shortened common season and hit the primary grand slam in Rays postseason historical past in the course of the groups wild-card playoff sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays.

Renfroe batted .156 with eight homers and 22 RBIs in his first season with Tampa Bay. He began six of 12 video games he performed within the postseason, batting .174 with two homers and 7 RBIs.

The Rays acquired Renfroe from San Diego final offseason, sending outfielder Tommy Pham and infielder Jake Cronenworth to the Padres. Cronenworth tied for second in NL Rookie of the Year balloting.

The membership additionally designated infielder/outfielder Brian OGrady. The 28-year-old spent most of 2020 at Tampa Bays alternate coaching web site in Port Charlotte, Florida. He appeared in two video games over two temporary stints with the Rays.

The strikes Friday helped create room on the 40-man roster for outfielder Josh Lowe, right-handed pitcher Drew Strotman and infielder Taylor Walls.

Lowe and Walls have been a part of Tampa Bays 60-man participant and spent the summer season on the alternate coaching web site. Strotman was not a part of the 60-man pool however pitched within the educational league in October.

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