Marc Lancaster is reporting that the Rays have traded cash to the Cleveland Indians for Jorge Velandia.
Despite what MLB.com might have you believe, though, Velandia is NOT being added to the Rays’ 40-man roster. Not to say he might not end up here eventually in case of an injury, but it’s not happening now.
The Rays do have an opening on their 40-man roster, but we expect Mike DiFelice to take that slot tomorrow or Tuesday and be added to the 25-man roster with Dioner Navarro expected to miss the opening game of the Yankees series.
Velandia will join the Durham Bulls during their playoff run. In 14 games for the Rays last season, Velandia was 16-50 (.320) with 2 home runs.
Rays bring Velandia back to Durham [Rays Report]