Rays make room for Hawpe, send down Sonnanstine
The Rays made room to add OF Brad Hawpe to their playoff-eligible roster by optioning RHP Andy Sonnanstine to Class A Hudson Valley.
Sonnanstine is being sent to Hudson Valley so he can be brought back more quickly - a player doesn't have to stay down for the usual 10 days if the team's season ends, and the Renegades' last game is Sept. 5.
The Rays put Hawpe on the 40-man roster in the spot created by moving J.P. Howell from the 15- to 60-day DL.
Hawpe will now be eligible for the postseason roster; others can also be added as replacements for players on the DL at the end of the season.