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C.J. Riefenhauser | Relief Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/30/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Rays optioned LHP C.J. Riefenhauser to Triple-A Durham.
The 25-year-old southpaw has really struggled in his limited time with the Rays this season, posting a 9.95 ERA, 1.90 WHIP and 2/4 K/BB ratio in 6 1/3 innings of work. He'll continue to provide bullpen depth in the minor leagues. Jul 4 - 9:02 AM

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Rays recalled LHP C.J. Riefenhauser from Triple-A Durham.

Riefenhauser has allowed five runs over 5 2/3 innings this season. He'll be used in middle relief.
Jun 30 - 11:39 PM

Rays optioned LHP C.J. Riefenhauser to Triple-A Durham.

The Rays need a fresh arm after Tuesday's 16-4 blowout loss to the Nationals. Riefenhauser has allowed five runs over 5 2/3 relief innings this season.
Jun 16 - 10:49 PM

Rays recalled LHP C.J. Riefenhauser from Triple-A Durham.

He'll provide a fresh arm in what has been an overused bullpen. The 25-year-old has allowed three runs in his 1 1/3 innings with the big league club this season. He'll function in a middle relief role for Kevin Cash.
Jun 11 - 11:12 PM

Rays activated LHP C.J. Riefenhauser from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Durham.

Riefenhauser was sidelined for a month with inflammation in his left shoulder. The 25-year-old left-hander has thrown just 6 2/3 career innings in the major leagues.
May 30 - 12:12 PM

C.J. Riefenhauser (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Charlotte on Sunday.

Riefenhauser has been out the last month with a shoulder injury. He could be optioned to Triple-A once ready.
May 22 - 4:43 PM

C.J. Riefenhauser (shoulder) threw 21 pitches in a simulated appearance on Monday morning.

Riefenhauser has been on the disabled list since April 23 because of inflammation in his left shoulder. He should be back in the Rays' bullpen by the end of May.
May 18 - 1:02 PM

C.J. Riefenhauser (shoulder) has resumed a throwing program.

Riefenhauser has been out for three weeks with inflammation in his pitching shoulder. It's not a given that the lefty will be re-added to the big league roster once he's ready.
May 13 - 9:35 AM

Rays placed LHP C.J. Riefenhauser on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation.

Riefenhauser has allowed three runs in 1 1/3 innings of relief since his promotion from Triple-A Durham last Friday. He'll probably be sent back to Triple-A when his health returns, unless the Rays are desperate.
Apr 23 - 3:32 PM

Rays recalled LHP C.J. Riefenhauser from Triple-A Durham.

He's replacing Jeff Beliveau on the roster. Riefenhauser will serve as the lone left-hander in the Rays' bullpen.
Apr 17 - 3:54 PM

Rays optioned LHP C.J. Riefenhauser to Triple-A Durham; re-assigned INF Jake Elmore and 3B Juan Francisco to Triple-A Durham.

He was unable to land a bullpen spot despite a 1.80 ERA and 10 strikeouts over 10 innings this spring. Riefenhauser will get a shot at some point. Francisco has the opportunity to elect free agency if he wants.
Apr 5 - 8:49 AM

Rays recalled LHP C.J. Riefenhauser from Triple-A Durham.

Riefenhauser has spent almost all season at Triple-A Durham, holding a 1.40 ERA while striking out 53 across 57 2/3 innings. He'll give the Rays another lefty option in the bullpen.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 08:27:00 AM

Rays optioned LHP C.J. Riefenhauser to Triple-A Durham.

He allowed three runs on two walks and a hit in Sunday's loss to the Yankees. The 24-year-old southpaw was with the Rays for just two days, but became the odd man out with Juan Carlos Oviedo returning from the disabled list.
Sun, Apr 20, 2014 06:46:00 PM

Rays recalled LHP C.J. Riefenhauser from Triple-A Durham.

The 24-year-old southpaw has posted a 1.17 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 4/1 K/BB ratio through his first 7 2/3 innings at Durham. He's expected to work in middle relief for the Rays.
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 03:06:00 PM

Rays purchased the contract of LHP C.J. Riefenhauser from Triple-A Durham.

Riefenhauser went 6-1 with a 1.22 ERA between his work at Double-A and the Bulls this past summer. The 23-year-old left-hander could make his major league debut in 2014.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 01:18:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Curt Casali
1B1James Loney
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Jake Elmore
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Joey Butler
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
3Grady Sizemore
DH1John Jaso
2David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Matt Moore
4Nate Karns
5Alex Colome
6Erasmo Ramirez
7Alex Cobb
8Drew Smyly
9Burch Smith
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Jake McGee
3Kevin Jepsen
4Jeff Beliveau
5Steve Geltz
6Brandon Gomes
7Xavier Cedeno
8Andrew Bellatti
9C.J. Riefenhauser