According to Tampa Bay Times' writer Joe Smith, the Rays have acquired some infield help from the Arizona Diamondbacks:
#Rays have acquired INF Ryan Roberts from Arizona for Double-A INF Tyler Bortnick. Roberts will be here tommorrow.— Joe Smith (@TBTimesRays2) July 25, 2012
Joe Maddon and the Rays are 8.5 games behind the New York Yankees for first place in the American League East, but just 2.5 back of the Detroit Tigers and Oakland Athletics for the second wild-card spot.
While the Rays appear to be bringing in extra talent in hopes of making a late-season playoff push, the Diamondbacks and general manager Kevin Towers haven't given much indication as to which direction they are headed.