Yorvit Torrealba likely to go on concussion disabled list

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Yorvit Torrealba is expected to be placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list after taking a foul tip off his catcher’s mask yesterday, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post.

Torrealba has played sparingly as the Rockies’ backup catcher, starting 40 of 125 games while hitting .252 with zero homers and a career-worst .608 OPS.

Part-time catcher Jordan Pacheco is the only other potential backstop currently on the 40-man roster.

The Rays announce “The Rays Tank.” Really.

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Earlier this offseason the Rays traded away franchise player Evan Longoria. Over the weekend they traded starter Jake Odorizzi to the Twins and designated All-Star outfielder Corey Dickerson for assignment. These were clearly financially driven moves, and now the Rays sport a payroll of less than $70 million. The club’s offseason moves prompted Longoria to say that he feels sorry for Rays fans.

If you asked Rays brass, I’m sure they’d make strong statements defending all of these moves while offering evidence-light arguments that, yes, they truly are interested in fielding a competitive team in 2018. They would likely react VERY angrily to any suggestion that they are tanking this year. Teams never admit that they’re tanking.

In other news, the Rays announced a new blog:

Oh.