David Price will be in Durham to start the season.
Attention shoppers: Hurry to the DBAP. This special Price demotion will be offered for a very limited time only.
The rest of the Bulls’ roster continues to take shape. The Rays also optioned four other players to Durham yesterday: highly regarded shortstop Reid Brignac (who is looking for a breakout season after struggling a bit last year), catcher John Jaso, and a pair of well-known faces in infielder Elliot Johnson and outfielder Justin Ruggiano. Don’t be surprised if Ruggiano is quickly recalled to Tampa to help keep B. J. Upton’s place warm. Upton is recovering from shoulder surgery and isn’t expected to be ready by opening day.
The official Bulls announcement is here.