Today's expected roster changes:
The Rays plans for the Wednesday's roster expansion are to add OF Desmond Jennings, OF/DH Rocco Baldelli, C Dioner Navarro, RHP Jeremy Hellickson and OF Brad Hawpe.
They are also expected to bring up C Jose Lobaton, though he is likely headed to the DL, which will create additional roster flexibility at the end of the season.
Last night, the Rays announced that starter-turned-reliever Andy Sonnanstine was optioned to short-season Class A Hudson Valley, and that former Rockies outfielder Brad Hawpe would join Tampa Bay from Class A Advanced Port Charlotte.
If you are wondering why the Rays would send Sonny down to the A-league, Steve Slowinski reminds us that Since Hudson Valley finishes playing on Sept. 5, so Andy can be back up with the Rays as early as Monday.