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'Fab Four' among Rays' first camp cuts

Cash impressed with what young group showed while at big league Spring Training
March 15, 2016

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- The "Fab Four" -- Blake Snell, Jacob Faria, Jaime Schultz and Taylor Guerrieri -- highlighted the Rays' first cuts of Spring Training.Faria, Guerrieri and Snell were all optioned, as was second baseman Ryan Brett. Reassigned were Schultz; fellow pitchers Eddie Gamboa, Justin Marks, Adam Reifer and

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- The "Fab Four" -- Blake Snell, Jacob Faria, Jaime Schultz and Taylor Guerrieri -- highlighted the Rays' first cuts of Spring Training.
Faria, Guerrieri and Snell were all optioned, as was second baseman Ryan Brett. Reassigned were Schultz; fellow pitchers Eddie Gamboa, Justin Marks, Adam Reifer and Adam Wilk; catcher Jake DePew; outfielders Johnny Field and Dayron Varona (who will make the trip to Cuba next Tuesday); third baseman Patrick Leonard; and shortstop Daniel Robertson.
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"I don't want to speak for them, but I think they appreciated the experience," Rays manager Kevin Cash said. "They got to play some. Their [Minor League] games start on the 16th, and they need to play."
As for the "Fab Four," Cash could not say enough nice things about what he saw from the talented group -- each ranked among the Rays' Top 30 prospects.
"The four young pitchers, there's a lot to be excited about," Cash said. "We've talked about it the whole camp. We expressed that to them individually. They all do a little something different. I think the most impressive thing that stood out is the way they carried themselves and the poise they showed."

[Bill Chastain](mailto:bill.chastain@mlb.com) is a reporter for MLB.com.