Prior to Saturday’s game against the Oakland Athletics, the Tampa Bay Rays made the following roster moves.
Adam Kolarek was recalled and the Rays purchased the contract of infielder Michael Brosseau. To make room for Brousseau on the 40-man roster, the Rays moved catcher Anthony Benboom to the 60-day IL.
Brosseau, 25, was signed by Tampa Bay as an undrafted free agent in June of 2016 out of Oakland University in Detroit.
In 66 games with the Durham Bulls this season the right handed hitting Brosseau is batting .313/.406/.579 with 14 homers and 57 RBI. He has started 17 games at first base, four games at second base, 25 games at third base, four games in left field, and six games at shortstop.
Brosseau was a surprise invite to the Rays spring training squad and was grateful for the opprotuntiy. “It’s obviously, a blessing, an honor to be part of this clubhouse,” Brosseau told Rays Radio. “I thank the Rays for giving me the opportunity. It shows a lot of faith tht they have in me, and hopefully I’m going to do everything I can to prove them right in the decision they made.”
After camp he went to Triple-A and was true to his word proving the Rays wise in the decision they made culminating with today’s callup.