According to the Marc Topkin of the Tampa Tribune (click here for the post), the Tampa Bay Rays will be calling up the following players tomorrow when rosters expand:
- OF Desmond Jennings
- OF Rocco Baldelli
- OF Brad Hawpe
- C Dioner Navarro
- P Jeremy Hellickson
The team needs to free up room on the 40-man roster for Hawpe & Baldelli. J.P. Howell was moved to the 60-day DL, freeing one spot, but another move is forthcoming.
Of these players, Hawpe probably looks to have the most potential immediate impact. There’s no guarantee, but it certainly is plausible to see him get regular playing time in the outfield or as the designated hitter. While he struggled for the Rockies we all know the upside he has. They certainly could catch lightning in a bottle and ride him for a few weeks.
Jennings may have the most talent, but he is expected to be here simply to get his feet wet and be used as a pinch runner. Hellickson, while he made an impact in the rotation earlier, will most likely serve out of the bullpen for now. Both are tremendous option in keeper leagues, but those in yearly formats can safely ignore them for now (barring any major changes).
What are your thoughts on these moves? Who has the chance t make the biggest impact?