Starting pitcher Alex Cobb was the biggest name among the first round of cuts made by the Rays today (via MLB.com). In addition to Cobb, pitchers Alex Torres and Chris Archer were the other members of the 40-man roster to be optioned back to the minors. Non-roster invitees C Nevin Ashley, 1B Juan Miranda, C Mark Thomas, and pitcher Ricky Orta were also reassigned to minor league camp.
The Cork-Board, the Rays organizational depth chart, has been updated. [Cork-Board]