Rays trade Ryan Schimpf to Braves for PTBNL or cash

Ryan Schimpf, shown at right here with Daniel Robertson, in game action. {MONICA HERNDON | Times}
Ryan Schimpf, shown at right here with Daniel Robertson, in game action. {MONICA HERNDON | Times}
Published March 5
Updated March 5

The Rays traded INF Ryan Schimpf to the Braves on Monday for a player to be named or cash.

Schimpf was designated for assignment on Saturday as the Rays had to make room on their 40-man roster for OF Carlos Gomez.

The Rays acquired Schimpf in December from the Padres in exchange for minor-league INF Deion Tansel.

He was one of three left-handed hitters the Rays acquired at the time with plans to have them compete for either the open second base job or a backup spot.

The others were Joey Wendle, who is still on the roster, and Micah Johnson, who was similarly DFA'd but cleared waivers and stayed in camp on a minor-league deal.

The Rays also have right-handed hitting Daniel Robertson in the mix, and could move Brad Miller back to second since they also have since acquired 1B C.J. Cron.

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