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    Rays acquire Ryan Roberts from D'Backs

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    The Rays have acquired utility infielder Ryan Roberts from the Diamondbacks in exchange for minor league second baseman Tyler Bortnick, the clubs announced.

    Roberts, 32 in September, was designated for assignment earlier today in what was a procedural move to clear space on Arizona's 40-man roster. The right-handed hitter owns a .250/.330/.398 career batting line in 1,288 plate appearances, most of which came with the Snakes. He enjoyed a breakout campaign in 2011, when he mashed 19 homers and became something of a cult hero for his all-out style of play and trademark tattoos.

    Bortnick, 25, was a 16th-round pick of the Rays in 2009 and has posted a career minor league batting line of .289/.396/.431 in 1,773 plate appearances, none above the Double-A level.

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    Interesting.

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    This is a good, nearly no cost depth move for the Rays.


    But what Roberts did last year may not be replicated ever again.

    He is still a nice player to have on your bench.

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    Makes me very sad thanks for the info.

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    Good move, I would have wanted the Dodgers to be in on him if I didn't despise him.

    Coming soon to a TKRO stadium near you

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    One of my least favorite players. Glad he's not in the NLW anymore.
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    Why? He was a great guy that did everything to win
    I can't see a reason to hate him.

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    Can't say I'll miss playing against him.
    Last edited by giants73756; 07-25-2012 at 02:31 AM.

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    Good riddance!

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    Not a surprising move at all.

    Your new Rays cleanup hitter this weekend.


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    While I think last year was a fluke for Roberts, they got him cheap enough so why the heck not?

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    got him for cheap, so whats not to like for tampa
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    Zobrist to SS know with him at 2B and Rymes,Brignac and so on Traded.

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    Good move for the Rays! He didn't cost a lot and will help at 3B til Longoria comes back.

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    How's that for a debut?

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