How has the rest of the AL East addressed roster holes this offseason?

We know what the Blue Jays have - and haven't - done this offseason. What about their rivals?

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Tampa Bay Rays

The Rays always manage to be in the hunt, but can't break through, so they're determined to make the right moves in the off-season and see if it can push them further along. The Rays re-signed Chris Devinski to a one-year, $1.1M deal. Devenski had a middling 2023 campaign, but like many relievers, came into his own once arriving in Tampa. He should serve as another middle relief option they can go to, but the Rays had bigger plans in mind. Tyler Glasnow and Manuel Margot were traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for right-handed starter Ryan Pepiot and outfield prospect Jonny Deluca.

With one year remaining, The Rays send off Glasnow who put together one of his better seasons last year, with a 3.53 ERA over 120.0 innings, also striking out a career high at 162. Glasnow has an immense ceiling. yet a shaky health history, and for a team that will be without Shane Mclanahan and Drew Rasmussen next year, it makes sense why they'd move on from Glasnow. Pepiot and Deluca are encouraging returns for the Rays, as Pepiot has 5 years of control and will likely thrive in Tampa Bay with his pitch mix. Deluca is only 25-years old, and will be joining other outfielders like Randy Arozarena and Josh Lowe, and should be expected to get a lot of playing time, especially against left handed pitching.

The Rays have added while also subtracting, and have gotten younger in the process. There are still some questions looming over the Rays, none more pressing than what to do in absence of Wander Franco. They're in a deeply unenviable situation, but will still have to find a way past it, and while trading Glasnow and Margot is a start, it is not enough.

Editor's note: The Rays flipped Luke Raley to the Mariners for José Caballero and are in discussions with the Cardinals to swap Andrew Kittredge and Richie Palacios. These moves happened after this piece went live.