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So with RHP Seth McClung - who didn't know he contractually could be sent down - and RHP Chad Orvella optioned to Durham, the Rays have cobbled a seven-man bullpen quite different than predicted at the start of spring:
Al Reyes
Shawn Camp
Ruddy Lugo
Brian Stokes
Gary Glover
Juan Salas
Jae Kuk Ryu

Only Camp and Lugo were regulars last season.

The Rays still have some more roster moves to make, plus a decision on whether C Dioner Navarro and CF Rocco Baldelli will be recovered enough from hamstring problems to be on the active roster for Monday's opener.

McClung was disappointed and surprised with the decision since he he wasn't aware he had an unsual fourth option. He said he was pitching this spring with a plan to be ready for the season and felt he was judged on results.

"I'm disappointed,'' he said. "To the layman, you look at may spring and you see numbers that are ugly. But for me what I see out of my spring is an individual who took an intelligent approach to a spring training situaiton where I knew I hard to work on some things.''

The final roster moves may include a decision between 2B Jorge Cantu and DH/OF Jonny Gomes for the final spot.

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:31am]


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