Will Rhymes designated for assignment
To make room on the 40-man roster for the reinstatement of RHP Jeff Niemann from the 60-day DL, the Rays today designated for assignment INF Will Rhymes.
That was a bit of a surprise since Rhymes had played well during several stints with the Rays this season, and they are down an infielder with Sean Rodriguez hurt. Also ironic in that Rhymes is close friends, roomed with and was a high school teammates of Niemann.
Rhymes hit .256 in 46 games at Durham and .228 in 47 games for the Rays.