Saturday, March 29, 2008
The Rays claimed Nathan Haynes from the Angels yesterday giving them an outfielder to platoon with Gomes. This really isn't a surprise. Haynes was the weakest in the Angels talented outfield, and he understood the situation: "I'll just try to show what I can do, and hope that somebody out there sees that I can help them," Haynes said on Wednesday. "I know I can play at this level. It's just a matter of getting the opportunity." Haynes is very fast, and hit .267 in 40 games last season. The Rays were recently shopping several pitchers in hoping of finding a solid outfielder, but I think they will settle for Haynes. Haynes will compliment Gomes, a righty, in right field to start the season.