When asked about the depth of the group, Rays manager Joe Maddon noted there were others in the system, too.
"[T.J.] Yates is still down there. [Adam] Liberatore, there's others," Maddon said. "Truly, we have that kind of quality relief pitching at our Minor League Triple-A team. I don't think I've ever seen anything like it. Back in the day with the Angels, whatever. I've never seen that kind of group that are Major League ready at Triple-A at the same time. And that you feel good about.
"It's not like it's a reach. It's not like you bring them up and say, 'I hope he does it.' You really believe he's going to do well. They're all good-stuff, good-makeup guys. They're all that."
Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.