The Rays made a slew of moves on Friday, protecting eight players in advance of the December Rule 5 draft. To make way for that group, the Rays had to remove four players, including a trade with Seattle involving Richie Shaffer and Taylor Motter.
In his Triple-A debut Sunday at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 3B Richie Shaffer made his presence known, blasting a pair of home runs while finishing 4-for-5 with four runs scored and three RBIs in Durham’s 13–10 win. So who is Richie Shaffer you ask? Well, let’s fill you in.