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Rays Arizona Fall League Members Announced

Posted By Steve Kinsella On August 27, 2013 @ 3:16 PM In Insider Main,Legacy,main feature,MLB | No Comments

Today Major League Baseball announced the rosters for the Arizona Fall League and as expected six Tampa Bay Rays players made the list.

Early last week Stacey Long who covers the Montgomery Biscuits (@astacylong [1]) reported that six Rays minor league players had been named to the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League.

Of the six players three will be from the Montgomery Biscuits squad (second baseman Ryan Brett [2], catcher Curt Casali [3], and outfielder Todd Glaesmann [4]) and three from Charlotte Stone Crabs (third baseman Richie Shaffer [5], right-handed reliever Matt Ramsey [6], and left-handed starting pitcher Grayson Garvin [7]).

Additional members revealed today were Durham Bulls left-handed starter Mike Montgomery [8] and right-handed starter Merrill Kelly [9].

The Arizona Fall League is a development league that begins play on October 8 and concludes with a championship game on November 18.

The Salt River Rafters roster will consist of players from the Tampa Bay Rays, Arizona Diamondbacks, St. Louis Cardinals, and Colorado Rockies.

Scott Grauer (@5runrally)  of Draysbay [10] summarized the type of players found in the AFL:

“players assigned to the AFL usually fall into three categories: those that missed time during the season with an injury or suspension, those in transition to the upper levels of the minors and in need of extra reps, and those that are fringe 40 man roster candidates ahead of December’s Rule 5 draft”


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[1] @astacylong: https://twitter.com/AStacyLong

[2] Ryan Brett: http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=brett-001rya&utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[3] Curt Casali: http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=casali000cur&utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[4] Todd Glaesmann: http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=glaesm001tod&utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[5] Richie Shaffer: http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=shaffe002ric&utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[6] Matt Ramsey: http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=ramsey002mat&utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[7] Grayson Garvin: http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=garvin001gra&utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[8] Mike Montgomery: http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=montgo001mic&utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[9] Merrill Kelly: http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=kelly-003ken&utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[10] Draysbay: http://www.draysbay.com/2013/8/27/4661898/rays-2013-arizona-fall-league-roster

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