Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:22:56 -0800
The Chicago Cubs signed free-agent 2B Ryan Roberts (Rays) to a minor league deal Friday, Dec. 13.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 00:52:45 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 2B Ryan Roberts cleared waivers and accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Durham. Roberts will report Monday, Aug. 19, to Durham.
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 12:39:58 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays designated 2B Ryan Roberts for assignment Thursday, Aug. 15, to make room on the roster for SP Alex Cobb.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:47:43 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays placed SP Matt Moore (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list with left elbow soreness Wednesday, July 31, and recalled INF Ryan Roberts from Triple-A Durham in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: It appears as though the Rays are being extremely cautious here with their best pitcher. With several off days in the next few weeks, Tampa Bay will go with a four-man rotation for the time being. There is nothing suggesting that Moore can't return when he's eligible, but stay tuned for more details.
Sun, 21 Jul 2013 12:48:08 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays have activated 1B James Loney from the paternity leave list. In a corresponding move, INF Ryan Roberts has been optioned to Triple-A Durham.
Thu, 18 Jul 2013 17:16:19 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 1B James Loney has been placed on the paternity leave list. In a corresponding move, INF Ryan Roberts has been recalled from Triple-A Durham.
Fantasy Tip: Topkin earlier guessed that Yunel Escobar (hamstring) may be headed for the DL, but it sounds like AL-only fantasy owners dodged a bullet for now.
Thu, 18 Jul 2013 16:28:14 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays INF Ryan Roberts has reportedly been scratched from a game at Triple-A Durham and is on his way to join the parent club. The Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin believes that the club must not have liked the way that SS Yunel Escobar (hamstring) looked and plans to put him on the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Topkin is simply making an educated guess, but no reason to second-guess him. Ben Zobrist would probably play shortstop, allowing Kelly Johnson and Roberts to platoon at the keystone. Johnson may have some short-term value in mixed leagues if he hits.
Tue, 02 Jul 2013 09:57:57 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price (triceps) has been activated from the 15-day disabled list. He will start on Tuesday, July 2, versus the Houston Astros. "For me, it's a start of a new season," Price said. "I want to get it started off right."
In a corresponding move, the Rays have optioned INF Ryan Roberts to Triple-A Durham.
Fantasy Tip: Tampa Bay may limit how deep he goes in his first start back from the DL, but fantasy owners shouldn't hesitate to get him into their lineups. The opponent is middling, and Price may have corrected some things while rehabbing.
Sat, 29 Jun 2013 16:23:12 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays have recalled 3B Ryan Roberts from Triple-A Durham. In a corresponding move, the team optioned SP Alex Colome to Triple-A Durham.
Sat, 29 Jun 2013 13:56:51 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon said INFs Kelly Johnson and Ryan Roberts are expected to platoon at third base until 3B Evan Longoria (foot) returns to action.