Rays moves: Snell, Guerrieri, Faria optioned to minors
The Rays made their first major cuts of the spring, reducing the roster by 14 to get it down to an even 50.
That included their quartet of talented young pitchers: LHP Blake Snell, RHP Taylor Guerrieri and RHP Jake Faria being optioned to the minors, RHP Jamie Schultz reassigned.
All the players were sent down so they could get more regular work in minor-league camp with games there starting Wednesday.
Though OF Dayron Varona was sent down, he will join the team on next week's exhibition trip to his native Cuba.
Also, INF Ryan Brett was option to the minors and the following were reassigned:
RHP Eddie Gamboa
LHP Justin Marks
RHP Adam Reifer
LHP Adam Wilk
C Jake DePew
OF Johnny Field
INF/OF Patrick Leonard
SS Daniel Robertson
OF Dayron Varona