Price Among Five Optioned to Durham
Top prospect David Price headed a list of five players optioned to Triple-A Durham Wednesday night.
Joining Price were Justin Ruggiano, Elliot Johnson, John Jaso, and Reid Brignac.
These cuts indicate that the No. 5 spot in the rotation is now a two-man competition between Jeff Niemann and Jason Hammel.
Meanwhile, Ruggiano was a surprise since the Rays will be without B.J. Upton at the beginning of the season and Ruggiano appeared to be a leading candidate to be the fifth outfielder.