Originally posted on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 4/1/13

The Rays finished third and with a record of 90-72 in the A.L. East last season.  To start the season, the Rays have placed designated hitter Luke Scott (right calf strain) on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 24, designated C Stephen Vogt and C Robinson Chirinos for assignment and reassigned C Craig Albernaz to the minor leagues. The Rays have selected the contracts of RH Jamey Wright and 1B Shelley Duncan. In addition, they have selected the contract of RH Juan Carlos Oviedo (Tommy John surgery) and placed him on the 60-day DL. With these moves, the Rays roster is now set at 25    PITCHERS (12 +1) B-T HT. WT. BORN BIRTHPLACE 53 Cobb, Alex R-R 6-3 190 10/7/87 Boston, MA 43 Farnsworth, Kyle R-R 6-4 230 4/14/76 Wichita, KS 58 Hellickson, Jeremy R-R 6-1 190 4/8/87 Des Moines, IA 40 Hernandez, Roberto R-R 6-4 230 8/30/80 Santo Domingo, DR 57 McGee, Jake L-L 6-3 230 8/6/86 San Jose, CA 55 Moore, Matt L-L 6-2 205 6/18/89 Fort Walton Beach, FL 34 Niemann, Jeff R-R 6-9 285 2/28/83 Houston, TX 46 Oviedo, Juan Carlos+ R-R 6-2 190 3/15/82 Bonao, DR 62 Peralta, Joel R-R 5-11 205 3/23/76 Bonao, DR 14 Price, David L-L 6-6 220 8/26/85 Murfreesboro, TN 27 Ramos, Cesar L-L 6-2 205 6/22/84 Los Angeles, CA 56 Rodney, Fernando R-R 5-11 220 3/18/77 Samana, DR 35 Wright, Jamey R-R 6-6 235 12/24/74 Oklahoma City, OK CATCHERS (2) B-T HT. WT. BORN BIRTHPLACE 59 Lobaton, Jose S-R 6-0 210 10/21/84 Acarigua, VEN 28 Molina, Jose R-R 6-2 250 6/3/75 Bayamon, PR INFIELDERS (7) B-T HT. WT. BORN BIRTHPLACE 15 Duncan, Shelley R-R 6-5 215 9/29/79 Tucson, AZ 11 Escobar, Yunel R-R 6-2 210 11/2/82 Havana, Cuba 2 Johnson, Kelly L-R 6-1 200 2/22/82 Austin, TX 21 Loney, James L-L 6-3 220 5/7/84 Houston, TX 3 Longoria, Evan R-R 6-2 220 10/7/85 Downey, CA 19 Roberts, Ryan R-R 5-11 195 9/19/80 Fort Worth, TX 1 Rodriguez, Sean R-R 6-0 200 4/26/85 Miami, FL OUTFIELDERS (4 +1) B-T HT. WT. BORN BIRTHPLACE 5 Fuld, Sam L-L 5-10 175 11/20/81 Durham, NH 8 Jennings, Desmond R-R 6-2 200 10/30/86 Birmingham, AL 20 Joyce, Matt L-R 6-2 205 8/3/84 Tampa, FL 30 Scott, Luke* L-R 6-0 205 6/25/78 Deland, FL 18 Zobrist, Ben S-R 6-3 210 5/26/81 Eureka, IL * 15-Day Disabled List + 60-Day Disabled List Starting Rotation David Price, Jeremy Hellickson, Roberto Hernandez, Matt Moore, Alex Cobb Key Additions Yunel Escobar, James Loney, Wil Myers Key Losses James Shields, Wade Davis, B.J. Upton Season Outlook The Rays will go as far as their bats will take them. Tampa Bay was 11th in runs scored, 13th in hits, 12th in batting average and 11th in slugging percentage in the American  League in 2012. For that to improve, it’s important for the Rays to keep the core of the team hitting consistently throughout the season. Primarily Evan Longoria, Desmond Jennings, and Ben Zobrist. Look for the Rays to improve their offense this season and give themselves a chance at finishing second or perhaps first in the A.L. East. The post Rays 2013 roster and season preview appeared first on The Bay Cave.

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