Rays roster moves: Arencibia, Gomes, Nava, Yates out
UPDATE, 7:20: The Rays have announced their moves, designating for assignment four players, C J.P. Arencibia, RHP Brandon Gomes, OF Daniel Nava and RHP Kirby Yates. In addition, they outrighted to Triple two pitchers who were recovering from injuries, LHP Grayson Garvin and RHP Burch Smith.
Added to the 40-man roster were prospects: RH Jacob Faria, RH Taylor Guerrieri, RH German Marquez; INF/OF Taylor Motter, LHP Blake Snell.
Earlier Friday, the Rays claimed RHP Chase Whitley from the Yankees. Whitley is recovering from Tommy John surgery and won't be availble until near the end of the 2016 season.
DEVELOPING: The Rays have yet to release their roster moves, but we are starting to get some word of what they are doing:
* C Rene Rivera is staying, for now, as the Rays are parting ways with veteran C J.P. Arencibia. They seemed likely to pick one, as they also have prospects Luke Maile and Justin O'Conner on the 40-man roster.