Rays Re-Claim Cesar Cabral

Just two days after losing him to the Blue Jays, the Rays have re-claimed Cesar Cabral. The Tampa Tribune reports that the Rays claimed the left-hander off of waivers from Toronto (Twitter link). The Blue Jays had hoped to work out a trade with the Red Sox, Cabral's original team, but it appears that they were unable to do so.

The Rays selected Cabral in the 2010 Rule 5 draft, so they'll have to offer him back to Boston if they don't keep him on their roster all year. The 22-year-old left-hander posted a 3.63 ERA with 9.1 K/9 and 2.4 BB/9 last year for Boston's Class A affiliates. 

11 Responses to Rays Re-Claim Cesar Cabral Leave a Reply

  1. “no i want him!”
    “NO HE’S MINE!”
    “NUH UH, give him back”

  2. Phew that was a close one, without him I don’t know how the team looks. *Sarcasm*

  3. JacksTigers 4 years ago

    Somebody owes him a little gas money because he has been driving all over Florida this week.

  4. So they’re fighting over who the Red Sox pay the 25k to huh…

  5. davestiebrules 4 years ago

    And I haven’t even gotten my Cabral jersey delivered yet! Son of a …

  6. df7215 4 years ago

    those sneaky Rays…

  7. Steve_in_MA 4 years ago

    Ok, the Rays selected Cabral in the Rule 5 draft. They paid the BoSox $50K as compensation and got conditional rights to Cabral. In order to keep him, they must keep him on the MLB 25-man roster at all times for the entire 2011 season, or they lose the rights to him. The procedure goes like this: If he is not on the roster, they must place him on waivers, where anyone can choose him, subject to the same conditions that were placed on the Rays. If no one picks him up off waivers, he must be offered back to the BoSox, who have the choice of reacquiring him from the Rays for $25K, or making a trade with the Rays so that the Rays can keep him without the roster restriction, or just simply declining to take him back, in which case the Rays then get him without roster restrictions.

    In essence, both the Rays and the Jays like Cabral, but now know they will not be able to keep him up on the big league roster. So they’ve both waived him. The Rays probably re-claimed him off waivers to stall for time to try to work out a deal to keep him without restrictions. I’d say that such a deal is very doubtful.

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