Rays and LHP Drew Smyly avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.65 million contract.
The Rays have shut down Drew Smyly due to his innings workload.
The Rays could shut down Drew Smyly rather than have him make his next scheduled start next weekend in Toronto.
Drew Smyly racked up eight strikeouts in a no-decision against the Orioles on Saturday, allowing just one run on four hits in his six innings of work.
Drew Smyly struck out seven and allowed just two runs across 5 2/3 innings in Monday's 4-3, extra-innings win over the Red Sox.
Rays manager Joe Maddon said Thursday that Drew Smyly will be limited to 150-160 innings this season.
Drew Smyly continued his excellence on Wednesday, limiting the Orioles to one run over seven innings of work en route to a win.
Drew Smyly pitched a complete game shutout in guiding the Rays to a 8-0 win over the Blue Jays on Friday.
Drew Smyly allowed just two runs in seven innings but took a no-decision Saturday against the Yankees.
Drew Smyly blanked the Rangers for 7 2/3 innings, striking out nine, in a victory Monday.
Drew Smyly gave up three runs in five and a third innings on Tuesday, picking up his first loss with the Rays.
Rays acquired LHP Drew Smyly and SS Willy Adames from the Tigers in a three-team trade that sent LHP David Price to Detroit.
Drew Smyly fanned a career-high 11 against the Angels on Friday, but he still took a loss after giving up two runs in 5 2/3 innings.
Drew Smyly fired seven innings of one-run ball Sunday in the Tigers' 5-1 defeat of the Indians.