The Rays announced their minor league rosters yesterday. You can find them at our Corkboard, which can also always be found in the right column.
We should note that lineups at rotations have not been set yet. We will update those once the season starts. Also, players listed under “Extended Spring Training” will most likely join one of the short-season clubs once their seasons start in June.
A couple of names on the rosters do stick out. Outfielder Mikie Mahtook (above), one of the Rays first round picks last summer will start in high-A at Charlotte. Some think Mahtook can be fast-tracked through the minors and this is a good sign that the Rays feel the same way.
Also, Josh Sale, who was the Rays’ first pick in the 2010 draft was not assigned yet. He struggled in 2010, hitting just .210 with a .289 OBP in 60 games for Princeton last summer, and it looks like he will be back with one of the short-season clubs this year. Not a good sign nearly two years removed from being drafted.