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Matt Moore will be sent down to Triple-A Durham.

The move will be made official on Monday. Moore hasn't looked right since coming back from Tommy John surgery. In six starts, he's 1-3 with a horrifying 8.78 ERA. Opponents have hit .365 against him with four homers in 26 2/3 innings. For now, the Rays will go with a four-man rotation of Chris Archer, Nathan Karns, Jake Odorizzi and Erasmo Ramirez.
Aug 1 - 7:33 PM

Rays placed OF Steven Souza on the 15-disabled list with a fractured left hand.

Souza left Saturday's game after getting hit by a pitch from Joe Kelly. It didn't look good and his X-rays confirmed the worst. The 26-year-old has shown above power this season with 15 homers in 308 at-bats. Brandon Guyer and Grady Sizemore should see more playing time in his absence. The Rays are probably wishing they had kept David DeJesus, who was traded to the Angels earlier this week.
Aug 1 - 6:56 PM

Logan Forsythe blasted his 12th home run of the season in a losing effort against the Red Sox on Saturday.

He delivered a two-run single early in the ballgame, then a solo shot off Jean Machi in the ninth inning after the game had already been decided. With his 2-for-5 effort, Forsythe is now hitting .282/.367/.442 with 12 long balls and 45 RBI in what's shaping up to be a breakout season.
Aug 1 - 5:19 PM

Matt Moore was knocked around in Saturday's loss to the Red Sox, allowing six runs on nine hits in just three innings of work.

Moore walked one and struck out two on the afternoon. As can be expected for a young hurler returning from Tommy John surgery, Moore has been very inconsistent through his first six starts. He owns a troublesome 8.78 ERA, 2.06 WHIP and 17/13 K/BB ratio through 26 2/3 innings. He'll strive for better results when he takes on the Mets at home on Friday.
Aug 1 - 5:16 PM

Steven Souza left Saturday's game against the Red Sox with a bruised left hand.

Souza couldn't get out of the way of a pitch from Joe Kelly in the fifth inning. Brandon Guyer pinch-hit for him in his next at-bat. He went 1-for-2 with a single before exiting. Souza is headed for X-rays.
Aug 1 - 4:57 PM

Nathan Karns will make his next start on Monday against the White Sox.

He gets moved back a day as Jake Odorizzi will take the hill on Sunday against the Red Sox. It's a tough blow for fantasy owners in weekly formats who used Karns this week, as he loses a double, though it's made up next week with the White Sox and Mets on tap.
Aug 1 - 11:37 AM

Jake Odorizzi will have his next start bumped up a day, as he'll pitch on Sunday against the Red Sox.

Nathan Karns, who had been scheduled to pitch Sunday, will move back a day and work against the White Sox on Monday. The Rays simply wanted to change the order of their rotation, there isn't believed to be anything physically wrong with Karns.
Aug 1 - 11:36 AM

Rays recalled OF Grady Sizemore from Triple-A Durham.

He takes the place of Mikie Mahtook on the Rays roster. Prior to his demotion, the veteran outfielder was hitting .235/.245/.392 with two homers, seven RBI and a 13/1 K/BB ratio in 15 games with the Rays.
Aug 1 - 10:09 AM

Desmond Jennings (knee) began a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham on Friday, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout.

He also drew a pair of walks in the contest. Jennings is working his way back from arthroscopic knee surgery and is expected to rejoin the Rays in early August. If all goes well in his first few rehab games, expect to see him with the big league club next weekend.
Aug 1 - 9:38 AM

Erasmo Ramirez gave up four runs (one earned) over six innings Friday in a no-decision against the Red Sox.

Three of the runs scored in the first inning, but they were all unearned due to some shaky defense behind him. Ramirez was in line for the win before the Red Sox plate two runs in the top of the seventh. All told, Ramirez gave up five hits and two walks while striking out six batters. The 29-year-old now owns a 3.61 ERA and 78/28 K/BB ratio over 97 1/3 innings this season. He'll face the White Sox on the road next week.
Jul 31 - 11:02 PM

Steven Souza went 2-for-5 with an RBI single in Friday's loss to the Red Sox.

Souza reached on an infield single in the second inning to drive home his first run since returning from the disabled list. The 26-year-old has hit safely in four straight games, but he's hitting just .212 with a .299 on-base percentage and continues to have real issues with the strikeout. Fortunately for fantasy owners, he has shown enough pop and speed to remain relevant.
Jul 31 - 10:59 PM

Rays optioned OF Mikie Mahtook to Triple-A Durham.

The 25-year-old gets sent out after one of his best games of the season, as the outfielder went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored on Friday. He'll continue to function as organizational outfield depth for the Rays.
Jul 31 - 10:56 PM

Rays recalled OF Mikie Mahtook from Triple-A Durham.

He's in Friday's lineup in left field. Mahtook has just three hits in 20 at-bats with the Rays this season, but two of them have left the yard.
Jul 31 - 3:34 PM

Rays recalled RHP Kirby Yates from Triple-A Durham.

Yates replaces Kevin Jepsen on the roster and in the bullpen. He's given up five runs in 7 1/3 innings in the majors this season, but he should prove better given a longer look.
Jul 31 - 2:43 PM

Rays acquire RHP Chih-Wei Hu and RHP Alexis Tapia from the Twins for RHP Kevin Jepsen.

Hu, a 21-year-old from Taiwan, has been one of the Florida State League's best pitchers this year, amassing a 2.44 ERA and a 73/19 K/BB ratio in 84 2/3 innings. He doesn't throw very hard and his palmball/changeup is his best pitch, so it will be interesting to see how he performs at higher levels. Tapia a 19-year-old in Rookie ball and isn't viewed as a top prospect.
Jul 31 - 2:35 PM


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