The Rays finally made the claim on Pedro Figueroa official as the pitcher chose the waiver claim over becoming a free agent. To make room on the roster, the Rays cut first baseman/outfielder Jerry Sands, whom the Rays had claimed off of waivers from the Pirates just ten days ago (via Roger Mooney).
THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- We don’t know yet where the Rays’ farm system will be ranked by Baseball America, but they won’t be #1 as that honor will go to the Pirates. [TribLive.com]
- Marc Topkin explains his Hall of Fame ballot. [TampaBay.com]
- No matter what you thought of Greg Schiano, if you are a Bucs fan you have to like how the new coaching staff is coming together. [JoeBucsFan]
- Why the NBA will give two brothers $500 million to go away. [BI Sports]