The Rays got tired of waiting for RHP Brad Boxberger after two straight injury-shortened seasons and traded him to Arizona for a minor-league pitcher.

The deal comes in advance of Friday's deadline to tender contracts, indicating the Rays were likely to cut him free rather than pay a projected $1.9-million salary through arbitration and get something in return.

That is RHP Curtis Taylor, a 22-year-old who was 3-4, 3.32 in 13 starts last year at Class A Kane County before being shut down due to a right shoulder impingement.