Rays complete 11-player trade, largest in franchise history
DEC 19, 12:28p ET | Andrew Astleford
Rotowire: Dec 23 / 4:27p ET
News: Gomes has been extended a non-roster invite to attend the Rays' major-league camp for spring training, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Impact: The right-hander will face an uphill battle to reclaim a spot on the team's 40-man roster after being designated for assignment last week. While Gomes posted respectable numbers in 34 innings with the big club last season (3.71 ERA, 1.15 WHIP), he benefited from a .235 BABIP and 78.1% strand rate.
Rotowire: Dec 19 / 9:17a ET
News: The Rays designated Gomes for assignment Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: The Rays were in need of a spot on their 40-man roster, and they decided Gomes was the player they were willing to expose to waivers. Gomes posted a 3.71 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 29 games out of the Rays' bullpen last season, so it would not be surprising to see him snapped up by another squad.