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Matt Andriese pitched well over 4 2/3 innings, allowing one run in a no-decision as the Rays dropped the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Royals.

Andriese allowed four hits and three walks while striking out five. The Royals finally broke through against him in his final inning when Alex Gordon knocked in a run with a single. The right-hander has been dependable for the Rays, both out of the bullpen and out of the rotation, carrying a 3.11 ERA with a 1.19 WHIP and a 32/10 K/BB ratio in 46 1/3 innings.
Jul 7 - 11:36 PM

Rays activated RHP Andrew Bellatti from the 15-day disabled list.

Bellatti missed nearly a month of action with right shoulder tendinitis. He'll be utilized in middle relief.
Jul 7 - 11:35 PM

Rays designated LHP Everett Teaford for assignment.

They need a fresh arm after Teaford pitched in both games of Tuesday's doubleheader. Andrew Bellatti is back from the disabled list to take Teaford's spot in the bullpen.
Jul 7 - 11:34 PM
John Jaso - DH - Rays

John Jaso homered, walked, and doubled in four plate appearances, but the Rays were unable to overcome the Royals in the second game of a doubleheader on Tuesday.

Jaso, making his first appearance since Opening Day, led off and served as the Rays' DH. He broke a scoreless tie in the third inning with a solo home run -- his first -- off of Edinson Volquez. He pinch-hit and singled in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader. The backstop had missed three-plus months with a bruised left wrist.
Jul 7 - 11:31 PM

Rays designate RHP Preston Guilmet for assignment.

Guilmet was optioned to Triple-A Durham last week, but this move takes him off the 40-man roster with John Jaso (wrist) returning from the 60-day disabled list. There's a chance he could pass through waivers unclaimed.
Jul 7 - 11:15 AM

Rays placed OF Steven Souza on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 6, with a right pinkie finger laceration.

Souza suffered the injury when he was hit by a pitch on Sunday. The good news is that he's not dealing with a fracture or tendon damage, but he'll get some extended rest. The 26-year-old is batting .210/.301/.417 with 15 homers, 33 RBI, and 10 steals over 79 games this season.
Jul 7 - 11:13 AM
John Jaso - DH - Rays

Rays activated C John Jaso from the 60-day disabled list.

Jaso has been out since Opening Day with a bruised left wrist, but he's finally back to 100 percent. He figures to see semi-regular at-bats out of the DH spot, which makes him a sneaky add in deeper fantasy leagues.
Jul 7 - 11:09 AM

Jake Odorizzi (oblique) tossed 5 2/3 scoreless innings Monday in his latest minor league rehab start with High-A Charlotte.

Odorizzi, who has been out for a month with an oblique strain, allowed just two hits and one walk while striking out six. I haven't had any pain for quite a while now so I was just looking to get through this healthy and make sure I got all my pitches in," said Odorizzi. He's on track to rejoin the Rays on Saturday against the Astros.
Jul 7 - 9:13 AM

Matt Andriese will be recalled to start the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader versus the Royals.

The Rays have elected to skip Alex Colome in favor of Andriese. The young righty holds a 3.24 ERA over 41 2/3 innings for the Rays this season.
Jul 6 - 7:27 PM

A specialist has confirmed that Steven Souza doesn't have a fracture or tendon damage in his ailing right pinkie.

The Rays don't expect Souza to need a stint on the disabled list, although it's possible that could change if he doesn't feel improvement in the coming days. The outfielder is available Monday to pinch-run and/or play defense.
Jul 6 - 5:31 PM

Steven Souza is considered day-to-day after X-rays on his hand came back negative on Sunday.

Souza sustained a laceration in his hand after being hit by a pitch and required three stitches. He'll visit a specialist on Monday in Kansas City due to concern of lost feeling in his pinkie finger.
Jul 5 - 4:53 PM

Erasmo Ramirez stayed white-hot on the mound, earning the win on Sunday after limiting the Yankees to one run in six innings en route to a 6-1 victory.

Ramirez scattered three hits and three walks while striking out three. He had blanked the Yankees until Alex Rodriguez hit a solo home run in the sixth inning. Over his last seven starts, Ramirez has allowed five runs in 38 innings (1.18 ERA). Overall, he is 7-3 with a 3.80 ERA with a 1.13 WHIP and a 61/25 K/BB ratio in 73 1/3 innings. He'll look to keep it going at home against the Astros next.
Jul 5 - 4:19 PM

Kevin Kiermaier extended his major league lead in triples to eight, finishing 2-for-4 in Sunday's victory against the Yankees.

Kiermaier tripled to lead off the second inning and later scored on Curt Casali's sacrifice fly for the Rays' third run of the game. Despite his propensity for triples, Kiermaier hasn't done much else at the plate this year, batting .255/.289/.419 with four home runs and 16 RBI. He has scored 35 runs as well.
Jul 5 - 4:13 PM

Rays RHP prospect Jacob Faria tossed seven hitless innings Saturday in a win for Double-A Montgomery.

Jared Mortensen took over for Faria in the eighth inning and lost the no-hitter five pitches later. Faria's 14 strikeouts were a career-high. It also matched the team record set by Mitch Talbot in 2006. Saturday marked the right-hander's second start in Double-A after beginning the year with High-A Charlotte. Faria is now 11-1 with a 1.34 ERA in 14 appearances this season.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 5 - 3:25 PM
John Jaso - DH - Rays

Rays manager Kevin Cash said Sunday that John Jaso (wrist) could "possibly" rejoin the club in Kansas City early this week.

Jaso has batted .286/.348/.381 over six rehab games to this point. It's unclear whether he'd be ready to play regularly upon his activation, but the 31-year-old would figure to see regular starts in the designated hitter spot.
Jul 5 - 12:04 PM


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