On Friday, Tampa Bay added catcher Nevin Ashley and right-handers Dane De La Rosa, Alex Cobb and Albert Suarez to the 40-man roster. In addition, the club declined the option on first baseman Jose Ruiz and released him, putting their roster at 35.
Heading to the upcoming Winter Meetings with five available rosters spots will give the Rays some maneuverability to claim players at the Major League level during the Rule 5 Draft on the final day of the Meetings.
The Rays' roster is composed of 16 pitchers, five catchers, eight infielders and six outfielders.
Here's how the roster breaks down:
Pitchers: Matt Bush, RHP; Alex Cobb, RHP; Lance Cormier, RHP; Wade Davis, RHP; Dane De La Rosa, RHP; Mike Eckstrom, RHP; Matt Garza, RHP; Jeremy Hellickson, RHP; J.P. Howell, LHP; Jake McGee, LHP; Jeff Niemann, RHP; David Price, LHP; James Shields, RHP; Andy Sonnanstine, RHP; Albert Suarez, RHP; and Alex Torres, LHP.
Catchers: Nevin Ashley, John Jaso, Jose Lobaton, Dioner Navarro and Kelly Shoppach.
Infielders: Leslie Anderson, Willy Aybar, Jason Bartlett, Reid Brignac, Dan Johnson, Elliot Johnson, Evan Longoria and Sean Rodriguez.
Outfielders: Desmond Jennings, Matt Joyce, Fernando Perez, Justin Ruggiano, B.J. Upton and Ben Zobrist.