Rays Cut Eight, Tell Three They've Made Team

PORT CHARLOTTE (620 WDAE) -- The Tampa Bay Rays made a majority of their final roster cuts before Sunday's contest against the New York Yankees, informing three relievers they had made the team, while telling two others they'd be moving on.

Right-handers Yonny Chirinos and Andrew Kittredge, and lefty Ryan Yarbrough all learned that they will be a part of Tampa Bay's 25-man roster when the team takes on the Boston Red Sox Thursday at Tropicana Field, while righty Daniel Hudson and left-hander Dan Jennings were informed that they would not be making the team out of camp.

Jennings, acquired at the trade deadline last season from the Chicago White Sox, went 0-0 with a 3.44 ERA in 29 games with Tampa Bay following the trade.

Hudson was acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the deal that sent outfielder Corey Dickerson to the Steel City.  In seven appearances this spring, he had no record and a 15.19 ERA.

In addition, reliever Austin Pruitt was optioned to Triple-A Durham, left-handed reliever Jonny Venters was informed he would not make the team and will be assigned to Durham's roster, outfielder Jason Coats, infielder/outfielder Micah Johnson, catcher Adam Moore and third baseman Kean Wong were all reassigned to minor-league camp, and catcher Curt Casali was told he would join minor-league camp following Tuesday's exhibition game at Tropicana Field.

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