10:18 PM EST, Wed November 25, 2015
Tampa Tribune 7 hours ago

Rays trade Yates to Indians; Nava, Arencibia cut loose

The Tampa Bay Rays cleared space on their 40-man roster today by trading right-hander Kirby Yates to the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday for cash considerations. The team also outrighted outfielder Daniel Nava and right-hander Brandon Gomes to the minors, and released catcher J.P. Arencibia. Nava
DRaysBay Nov 20, 2015

Rays DFA Daniel Nava, J.P. Arencibia, Brandon Gomes, and Kirby Yates

Rene Rivera and Joey Butler remain on the 40-man roster. Today was roster crunch day, and with a number of promising young prospects needing to be protected from the Rule 5 draft, GM Matt Silverman had some difficult decisions to make. He made those decisions even more difficult by adding a player to the 40-man when the Rays claimed pitcher Chase Whitley from the Yankees. Well, now we know who has been designated for assignment to make room. According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, those players are Daniel Nava, J.P. Arencibia, Brandon Gomes, and Kirby Yates. Daniel Nava Nava was...
DRaysBay Nov 2, 2015

Rays season in review 2015: Daniel Nava

Daniel Nava is better than any free agent, but the Rays should try to improve his roster spot anyway. Before being claimed by the Rays on August 5, Daniel Nava had spent all of his major league career with Red Sox, and was beloved by much of their fan base. With Boston he was almost exclusively a platoon player, despite being a switch hitter, with the majority of his plate appearances coming against right handed pitchers and he initially thrived in this role, posting a .385 OBP and a 127 wRC+ in his first full season in 2013. But after he got off to a slow start in 2014, Nava was sent down...

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