The Rays announced a flurry of moves to trim the roster down to 34 Thursday, with the end of spring training looming. Pitcher Brad Boxberger was optioned to Triple-A, while catcher Ali Solis , infielder Cole Figuero, outfielders Jerry Sand and Justin Christian , and pitchers Adam Liberatore, Steven Geltz and Juan Sandoval were assigned to minor-league camp.
Rays infielder Wilson Betemit and pitchers Juan Carlos Oviedo and Juan Sandoval still haven't reported to camp due to visa issues, MLB.com reports.
The Rays re-signed pitcher Juan Sandoval to a minor-league contract on Saturday, according to Baseball America. Sandoval posted a 3.21 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP over 81 1/3 innings in the minors last season.
The Tampa Bay Rays optioned right fielder Brandon Guyer and pitcher Josh Lueke to Triple-A Durham on Saturday. They also reassigned several players to minor-league camp, including pitchers Juan Sandoval, J.D. Martin and Will Inman.
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