The Loveable Losers wrote:Gathright is not likely a long term part of the DRays plans. Crawford and Baldelli are locked up to long term contracts showing that the team is dedicated to them in LF and CF...Delmon Young is definitely a bigger prospect than Gathright which takes away RF as an option. Barring injury to one of those 3 Gathright will most likely be dealt away or relegated to pinch running duty late in games and filling in for people on their days off.
I doubt a prospect like Gathwright would be used as a pinch runner. Too much talent o be JUST what. He can DH/be dealt. If he is dealt this move is unwise at this point because his stock is very mediocre right now and the Rays can't get much.
They are however deseperate for bullpen help so they might pull the trigger early in terms of Gathwright for Looper or something of the sort.