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Rays submit 30-man, opening-day roster

The team has 16 pitchers active, including Yonny Chirinos, who showed he was ready in a Thursday workout.
Rays players prepare for an intrasquad game Wednesday at Tropicana Field.
Rays players prepare for an intrasquad game Wednesday at Tropicana Field. [ JONAH HINEBAUGH | Times ]
Published Jul. 23, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG — After Yonny Chirinos showed he was ready by throwing four innings in a simulated game, the Rays included him on the 30-man, opening-day roster they submitted at MLB’s noon deadline.

Here are the other moves they made:

  • Optioned INF Daniel Robertson to the alternate training site
  • Assigned OF Randy Arozarena to the alternate training site and placed him on the injured list
  • Assigned LHP Anthony Banda, 1B/3B Nate Lowe and LH/1B Brendan McKay to the alternate training site
  • Recalled INF/OF Mike Brosseau and RH Trevor Richards to the active roster
  • Selected RHP Ryan Thompson to the major league roster

Here is the roster, which includes 16 pitchers and 14 position players:

PITCHERS (16): LH José Alvarado, RH Nick Anderson, LH Jalen Beeks, RH Diego Castillo, RH Yonny Chirinos, RH Oliver Drake, RH Pete Fairbanks, RH Tyler Glasnow, RH Andrew Kittredge, LH Aaron Loup, RH Charlie Morton, RH Trevor Richards, RH Chaz Roe, LH Blake Snell, RH Ryan Thompson, LH Ryan Yarbrough

CATCHERS (3): Michael Perez, Kevan Smith, Mike Zunino

INFIELDERS (7): Willy Adames, Mike Brosseau, Ji-Man Choi, Yandy Díaz, Brandon Lowe, José Martínez, Joey Wendle

OUTFIELDERS (4): Kevin Kiermaier, Manuel Margot, Hunter Renfroe, Yoshi Tsutsugo

INJURED LIST (2): OF Austin Meadows, LH Colin Poche