The Rays were busy making deals on Friday, making a pair of trades that included sending closer Alex Colome to the Mariners

On the Mariners' side of this, Colome figures to step in as a primary setup man for Seattle closer Edwin Diaz. Colome, 29, has pitched to a 4.15 ERA and 2.88 K/BB ratio in 21 2/3 innings this season. However, Colome's career numbers (124 ERA+ across parts of six big-league seasons) and 2018 peripheral numbers all portend better days ahead. He's owed the balance of a $5.3 million salary for this year, and he isn't eligible for free agency until after the 2020 season. 

Span, 34, gives the M's some on-base skills, some speed on the bases, and the ability to man all three outfield positions. The PED-related suspension of Robinson Cano forced center fielder Dee Gordon back to second base (Gordon subsequently fractured his big toe). As such, Seattle needed additional outfield depth. The financial implications ... 

And here's the statement from GM Jerry Dipoto ... 

The Rays, meantime, get a pair of young right-handers. The 23-year-old Moore made nine starts and two relief appearances for the Mariners last season. This year, he's turned in a strong nine starts (3.04 ERA, 3.36 K/BB ratio) for Double-A Arkansas. Romero, 20, is a former 15th-rounder who has a 2.27 ERA and 3.50 K/BB ratio across parts of two minor-league seasons. This year, he's been working in the Class A Midwest League. 

The trade of Colome of course leaves a closer void in Tampa Bay. Here's our own fantasy guru Scott White with a quick look at that situation ... 

The Rays of course parted ways with the likes of Evan Longoria, Steven Souza, and Corey Dickerson (via DFA) this past winter, so it wouldn't be surprising if they made more teardown moves leading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.