Rays reassign non-roster invitees Motter, Dykstra

Rays reassign non-roster invitees Motter, Dykstra

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Taylor Motter and Allan Dykstra were reassigned to Minor League camp after the Rays' 7-6 loss to the Pirates on Monday.

Dykstra hit .250 with two home runs and four RBIs in the Grapefruit League while playing first base and designated hitter in 10 games. Included in his spring performance was a walk-off home run against the Twins on Saturday.

Motter hit .176 while playing in 16 games, mostly in the outfield, though he spent time at first and third base.

Motter's diving catch

Manager Kevin Cash noted that he met with both players.

"Motter's pretty interesting, if you ask me," Cash said. "He's going to get to the big leagues one way or the other because he's versatile. He kind of has a little bit of a chip on his shoulder that's fun to be around. The guys like him and he carries himself really well."

The Rays now have 48 players in camp.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.