Rays Said to Have Interest in Ryan Roberts

According to Yahoo Sports, the Rays are interested in Diamondbacks infielder Ryan Roberts.

Evan Longoria’s return date remains a mystery, even though he will be accompanying the team on it’s three-stop road trip that begins Tuesday night in Baltimore. Without Longoria, the team has been sputtering on offense.

Roberts, 31, is hitting .252 with six home runs and six stolen bases. He can play different positions, which historically has been the norm for what the Rays like in an infielder. If acquired, Roberts could fill in at third base until Longoria returned then move to another infield position.

The Rays have had little luck with veteran infielders this season beginning with a stint by Drew Sutton followed by Brooks Conrad’s current stint.

–Bill Chastain

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