Rays preparing for roster expansion

Rays preparing for roster expansion

Rays preparing for roster expansion
ARLINGTON -- Teams can expand their rosters past the 25-man limit on Saturday. The Rays will be bringing a group of players to Toronto, but manager Joe Maddon said it will not be a large contingent.

In preparation for Saturday, Maddon and Andrew Friedman, the Rays' executive vice president of baseball operations, have been discussing the candidates.

"It's close to being solidified right now," Maddon said. "We've had our conversations. I don't think there will be any surprise. You're always looking for extra catchers. Some help in your bullpen. Some speed possibly, somebody who deserves an opportunity because of merit."