Rays lose OF Joey Butler on waivers to Indians
The Rays lost OF Joey Butler on waivers to the Indians.
Butler was taken off the 40-man roster last week as the Rays made room for C Hank Conger. They hoped to re-sign Butler to a minor-league deal but the Indians foiled that.
"We were hoping that we would be able to get him through and keep him but unfortunately that's what the waiver process is for and the Indians claimed him,'' executive VP Chaim Bloom said.