Rays DFA Renfroe after 1 season


The Tampa Bay Rays designated outfielder Hunter Renfroe for assignment on Friday, the team announced.

The 28-year-old was acquired last December alongside infield prospects Xavier Edwards and Esteban Quiroz from the San Diego Padres for second baseman Jake Cronenworth and outfielder Tommy Pham.

The former first-round pick slashed .156/.252/.393 with eight home runs in 42 games with the Rays in 2020 before adding a pair of long balls in 12 postseason contests.

The Rays get 10 days to trade Renfroe or place him on waivers. He's arbitration-eligible for the first time this offseason.

The club also designated infielder/outfielder Brian O'Grady for assignment.

Tampa's moves made room on the club's 40-man roster for outfielder Josh Lowe, pitcher Drew Strotman, and infielder Taylor Walls ahead of Friday's reserve-list deadline. None of those players will be exposed to the Rule 5 Draft in December.

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