Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Newsletter Excerpt, September 9, 2020 -- "The Rays"

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"The Rays have lost nearly an entire bullpen -- Jose Alvarado, Chaz Roe, Jalen Beeks, Oliver Drake, and Andrew Kittredge -- but have replenished the group on the fly with free talent pickups like John Curtiss (16/2 K/BB in 15 2/3 innings, free agent), Ryan Thompson (3.98 ERA in 18 appearances, Rule 5 pick), and Pete Fairbanks (2.41 ERA in 19 appearances, minor trade addition)."