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Baldelli, Navarro, Hellickson And Jennings On List Of Likely Callups

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.

You can get more analysis on these and other moves over at DRaysBay.

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