Added To The 40-Man Roster: Tuesday

Between now and Opening Day, several minor league signees will win jobs with their clubs and earn 40-man roster spots. Here are today's additions:

  • After the Pirates optioned Andrew Lambo today, it appears that Travis Ishikawa will be in line for a spot on the Opening Day roster as a platoon mate for Gaby Sanchez at first base, reports Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune (Twitter links). He would need to be added to the 40-man roster in that case, though obviously there is still some time for an outside acquisition to intervene in that outcome.
  • Outfielder Jason Kubel has made the Twins club, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Star Tribune reported yesterday on Twitter. He will need to be added to the club's 40-man roster to make that possible. As an Article XX(B) free agent, Kubel had to either make the Opening Day roster today or receive a $100K bonus to be retained. 

12 Responses to Added To The 40-Man Roster: Tuesday Leave a Reply

  1. Ron Loreski 1 year ago


    *When us Pirate fans chant names, sometimes things happen*.

    • connfyoozed . 1 year ago

      Keeping Carp-ing about the 1B situation, and maybe they will hear you.

      • Ron Loreski 1 year ago

        I’d like to see them reel him in..

        • connfyoozed . 1 year ago

          Yeah. If they can’t entice Boston to trade Carp for a starting pitching prospect, there is something fishy going on.

          • Ron Loreski 1 year ago

            We should dolphinitely scale back on the fish puns.

          • connfyoozed . 1 year ago

            You win. I surrender. 😉

          • Jamie S 1 year ago

            I don’t know about Carp. I hear he can’t hit the hook, line or sinker.

  2. onemanrevival 1 year ago

    I hate to say it, but Lambo earned the trip to Indy with that .045 average this spring.

    • Todd Smith 1 year ago

      He hit .228 with 0 HR in winter league this offseason as well. He’s looked pretty lost at the plate. Maybe trying to learn a new position has just overwhelmed him. Hope he can find his swing again at AAA.

      • Johnny Delancey 1 year ago

        This falls in line with my thought process about his situation.

  3. haplito 1 year ago

    Kubel did nothing this spring to deserve a roster slot.

    • Sky14 1 year ago

      Agreed, at this point he looks like a DH that can’t hit.

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