Fall guys: Rays sending Mahtook, Beckham to AFL
OF Mikie Mahtook, the Rays second pick in the 2011 draft, and Tim Beckham, the first overall pick in the 2008 draft, headline the seven players being sent to the Arizona Fall League.
Mahtook, surprisingly, will make his pro debut with the Surprise Saguaros, who will be managed by Montgomery's Billy Gardner Jr. Beckham was recently promoted to Triple-A Durham after a solid season at Montgomery.
The other five headed west are:
RHP Shane Dyer
RHP Marquis Fleming
LHP Adam Liberatore
RHP Kirby Yates
2B Tyler Bortnick