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Lowe, Padlo highlight Rays' Fall League crew

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KANSAS CITY -- Arizona Fall League rosters were announced on Tuesday, and the Rays will have seven players participating for the Surprise Saguaros.

Players from the Rays include: right-handers Spencer Jones (Class A Advanced Charlotte), Benton Moss (Double-A Montgomery), and Burch Smith (Triple-A Durham), left-hander Dalton Moats (Charlotte), catcher Brett Sullivan (Montgomery) and infielders Brandon Lowe (Montgomery) and Kevin Padlo (Charlotte).

KANSAS CITY -- Arizona Fall League rosters were announced on Tuesday, and the Rays will have seven players participating for the Surprise Saguaros.

Players from the Rays include: right-handers Spencer Jones (Class A Advanced Charlotte), Benton Moss (Double-A Montgomery), and Burch Smith (Triple-A Durham), left-hander Dalton Moats (Charlotte), catcher Brett Sullivan (Montgomery) and infielders Brandon Lowe (Montgomery) and Kevin Padlo (Charlotte).

Lowe (No. 18) and Padlo (No. 28) rank among the organization's top prospects per MLBPipeline.com.

2017 Arizona Fall League rosters

In addition to players from the Rays, the Saguaros will have players from the Cardinals, Rangers, Royals and Twins.

Athletic trainer Scott Thurston and Minor League pitching coach Steve Watson will also be a part of the squad.

The AFL is a "finishing school" for prospects who are close to the Majors. Generally speaking, if a team sends a player to the Fall League, it's an indication that the club thinks he has the chance to contribute in the Major Leagues in the near future. In other words, it's generally a short leap from the AFL to MLB.

The league has a total of six teams, with five organizations represented on each. Every MLB team is required to send at least six players from its organization.

Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2004.

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