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Josh Lueke | Relief Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/5/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rays sent RHP Josh Lueke outright to Triple-A Durham.
Lueke was designated for assignment by Tampa Bay last Friday and passed through waivers unclaimed. The 29-year-old right-hander had a rough 5.64 ERA and 1.42 WHIP in 25 relief appearances for the Rays. Jun 9 - 3:54 PM

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Rays designated RHP Josh Lueke for assignment.

The 29-year-old right-hander appeared in 25 games for the Rays, posting a disappointing 5.64 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 19/5 K/BB ratio over 30 1/3 innings. It's possible that he'll pass through waivers and continue to serve as bullpen depth for the Rays in the minor leagues.
Jun 7 - 12:59 PM

Josh Lueke allowed two runs in two innings of relief work, taking the loss as the Rays lost to the Twins in 12 innings on Wednesday.

Lueke put runners on second and third with no outs in the 12th inning before serving up a two-run single to Chris Colabello to break a 4-4 tie. Lueke's peripherals have been decent -- nine strikeouts and one unintentional walk -- but he's also allowed runs in five of his 10 appearances.
Apr 24 - 12:18 AM

Josh Lueke retired all five batters he faced to finish Saturday's tie game with the Orioles.

Lueke is out of options and seems poised to make the Rays as a result. He's had a decent enough spring, with a 3.24 ERA and a 4/1 K/BB ratio in 8 1/3 innings. Still, the Rays may have better options for the bullpen spot in Triple-A.
Mar 22 - 4:37 PM

Rays recalled RHP Josh Lueke from Triple-A Durham.

Lueke has appeared in 14 games with the Rays this season, compiling a 4.91 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 19/10 K/BB ratio over 14 2/3 innings of work. He’ll work in a middle relief role for the Rays as they make a push towards the postseason.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 09:15:00 AM

Rays optioned RHP Josh Lueke to Triple-A Durham.

Lueke pitched in all three games against the Dodgers over the weekend after being recalled, allowing three runs over 2 2/3 innings. He returns to a 0.72 ERA and 0.96 WHIP at Durham.
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 06:56:00 PM

Rays recalled RHP Josh Lueke from Triple-A Durham.

Lueke has put up a 3.75 ERA in 11 appearances with the Rays this season. He'll work in middle relief.
Fri, Aug 9, 2013 12:37:00 PM

Rays optioned RHP Josh Lueke to Triple-A Durham.

The move clears a spot for Alex Colome on the active roster. Lueke has a 3.75 ERA in 11 appearances with the Rays this season.
Fri, Jun 21, 2013 10:22:00 PM

Rays recalled RHP Josh Lueke from Triple-A Durham.

Lueke has given up four runs over 9 2/3 relief innings in his time with the big club this season. He'll work the middle innings.
Sun, Jun 16, 2013 11:53:00 AM

Rays optioned RHP Josh Lueke to Triple-A Durham.

Lueke, 28, has a 3.92 ERA in nine appearances this season. The Rays have called up left-hander Alex Torres in a corresponding move.
Sat, Jun 1, 2013 11:09:00 AM

Rays recalled RHP Josh Lueke from Triple-A Durham.

Lueke has been lights-out at Durham, posting a 0.95 ERA while striking out 29 over 19 innings. He'll work the middle innings for the Rays.
Fri, May 10, 2013 01:34:00 PM

Rays reliever Josh Lueke retired all five Red Sox he faced, striking out two of them, on Sunday.

After being acquired from the Mariners for John Jaso, Lueke was a disappointment last season, amassing a 5.59 ERA in 42 appearances for Durham and giving up seven runs in 3 1/3 innings in the majors. Perhaps he's in better position to help now; he has allowed one run through seven innings to help his chances of winning a spot as a middle reliever.
Sun, Mar 10, 2013 05:34:00 PM

Rays recalled RHP Josh Lueke from Triple-A Durham.

Lueke got knocked around in his short time with the Rays this season but boasted a 71/17 K/BB ratio over 67 2/3 innings at Triple-A. He'll compete for a job in the pen next spring.
Fri, Oct 5, 2012 12:40:00 PM

Rays optioned RHP Josh Lueke to Triple-A Durham.

Lueke didn't appear in any games in the couple days he was up with the big club. The Rays will call up a position player prior to Friday's game.
Wed, Aug 1, 2012 07:03:00 PM

Rays recalled RHP Josh Lueke from Triple-A Durham.

Lueke was added to the bullpen Tuesday after the Rays played 15 innings on Monday night. The 27-year-old right-hander has allowed seven runs on nine hits and three walks over just 3 1/3 innings at the major league level this season.
Wed, Aug 1, 2012 09:08:00 AM

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