Rays Acquire John Shelby

The Rays acquired outfielder John Shelby from the White Sox for future considerations, tweets Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune.

Shelby, 25, hit .249/.293/.412 in 440 plate appearances at Double-A last year, his second stint at the level.  He plays center and left field.  A year ago, Baseball America rated him 25th among White Sox prospects, noting his speed and versatility but wondering whether he has a future beyond that of a fourth outfielder.

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2 Comments on "Rays Acquire John Shelby"

4 years 5 months ago

John T! This guy, despite his size, could hit the ball 400 feet as a 15 year-old. I hope he becomes a serviceable player with somebody.

4 years 5 months ago

He used to be good with the Dodgers.