Roger Mooney covers the Tampa Bay Rays for The Tampa Tribune, TBO.com and News Channel 8. He has covered the Rays since their first season in 1998, including 11 years for the Bradenton Herald. Roger has also covered Florida, South Florida and Florida State football, the Bucs and the Lightning.
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Rays acquire RHP Geltz from Angels for RHP De La Rosa
Posted Mar 27, 2013 by Roger Mooney
Updated Mar 27, 2013 at 06:11 PM
The Rays acquired right-handed pitcher Steve Geltz from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in exchange for right-handed pitcher Dane De La Rosa. Geltz will be assigned to Triple-A Durham upon his arrival to Rays minor league camp.
Geltz, 25, started the spring in major league camp with the Angels and was outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday.
In 2012, the right-hander made two appearances with the Angels but split the majority of the season between Double-A Arkansas and Salt Lake. He combined at both levels to go 3-1 with a 3.05 ERA (59-IP, 20-ER) over 46 appearances. Over five minor league seasons, he has a 19-6 record with a 3.69 ERA and 341 strikeouts in 253.1 innings pitched.
De La Rosa, 30, began spring training as a non-roster invite in major league camp and was reassigned to Triple-A on March 23. He spent parts of two seasons in the majors with the Rays and has a 3.75 ERA over nine professional seasons.