Thanks to Seth's handy-dandy The 2018 Sixth-Year Minor Leaguers article, we know Rainis Silva is going to be a free agent at the end of this season unless he's added to the 40-man roster. He hadn't even made it to Fort Myers yet, so that seemed like a long shot. I'm sure that had a lot to do with why they were willing to part with him.
Really great point.Thanks for that!There is no way they could afford to carry him on the 40 man next year.There are going to be enough tough decisions there as it is.
He just finally looked like he was figuring things out with the bat and if he was solid there seemed like he had a good shot.Not a sure thing but since he was young if not younger than some of the competition he seemed like a good bet to me.Being on the 40 next year is a killer though.No sense taking up a spot when you have some decent guys that won't need a spot right away.
In that light it makes a lot of sense.It is best for everyone that he try and catch on somewhere else.Twins can invest development time in other players at that position then.