Shelley DuncanAs expected Luke Scott was placed on the 15-day disabled list. In his place, the Rays have added Shelley Duncan to the roster. Also as expected, Jamey Wright was added to the roster as the seventh member of the bullpen.

To make room on the 40-man roster for Duncan and Wright, Stephen Vogt and Robinson Chirinos were designated for assignment. Those player will have to clear waivers in order to be sent to the minors.

Scott is expected to be out a minimum of 2-3 weeks. However we all know how that goes. So we probably should hope for mid-May and be happy if it is sooner.

In addition, Juan Oviedo has been added to the 40-man roster and placed on the 60-day disabled list due to his recent Tommy John surgery. However, since he is on the 60-day DL, he does not count against the 40-man limit of the 40-man roster.



  1. Ken says:

    So the Garza trade now now 3-1 instead of 4-1. Wish Chinros the best. I thought he might have been the cornerstone to that trade. Hope he passes waivers. Hak, Sammy and Archer…which one will make that trade shine now? Wolverine needs to start drinking something other than water.

    • Ken says:

      Ooops, forgot that Guyer was also in that trade as well. Hopefully he can get on track at Durham. If Duncan can give us a productive 2 months while Scott is on the DL it would be a blessing. Fans may forget about the Aki incident.

  2. Alex says:

    Don’t see him lasting long. Frankly I don’t see Wright lasting long either but the Rays have worked miracles before.

  3. Alex says:

    Even if we get nothing out of the Garza trade, doubtful based on what we’ve seen from Archer, it was more beneficial to trade him than keep him. He’s starting to break down and it allowed the Rays to keep their pitcher train moving

    • Ken says:

      Totally agree. Archer will be the next stud,, allowing for Hellickson or Niemann to be moved this summer for another role play or prospects. If Hak can hack just a litlle then the trade is ++.

  4. Geoff Peterson says:

    The less time Duncan is here the better. Maybe we can pay the opposing pitchers to go headhunting. He’ll hit .200 with a few HRs and RBIs and be useless in the field. Same old story for this career minor leaguer.

  5. Don says:

    I only seen 3 Rays training games (small sample), Duncan had the best (power) swing of the Rays players, He may be Carlos Pena or he may be just what the powerless Rays needed? in 5 weeks then what, byebye Rodriquez again?

    • Bill says:

      Knock me over with a feather, Don had a hint at optimism! And I actually agree. It seems Duncan may have some potential to at least be somewhere in between Carlos from 2010 and Carlos from 2012. I know that’s not saying much, but perhaps the potential of an occasional dinger will provide something. Or not.

      Re: SRod, Rays really seem to believe in him more than the rest of us. I want to believe, but it just isn’t coming around. I don’t see him getting too much rope this year with the other choices we have. He could be this year’s Brignac.

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