It’s been a bit of a strange season for Chaz Roe. He started off the season on the 60-day disabled list following a lat injury and only threw two innings over three appearances for the Braves at the major league level this season. He’s also only thrown four innings over five appearances for the Braves in their minor league system and has been off of the 40-man roster since July 14, which is when the Braves outrighted him to Triple-A Gwinnett.
Now, he’s no longer part of the Braves at all, as the team has shipped him to the Tampa Bay Rays for cash considerations.
The #Rays have traded for reliever Chaz Roe.— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) July 18, 2017
Roe linked up with the Braves after the Orioles placed him on waivers last season, and he had an ERA of 3.60 and a FIP of 1.75 over 20 innings pitched with the Braves last season, but he got hit hard in each of his three appearances for the Braves in the infancy of this season.
The Rays will probably keep him in their minor league system until he’s ready to go again, and judging by the fact that the Braves are only getting cash in return, it’s obvious that the Rays probably aren’t counting on Roe to be a big solution to whatever their bullpen issues may be. Either way, he’ll be an option for them going forward while the Braves have decided ot move on.