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Jake Odorizzi was charged with three runs on five hits and three walks over five innings in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.

Odorizzi wasn't hit hard, as the Orioles didn't have a single extra-base hit and scored their runs on a sac fly, a groundout and an infield single. However, the righty was a little wild and required 95 pitches to cover the five frames. Odorizzi, who holds a 5.63 ERA over his first three outings, will try to bounce back next week against the Twins.
Apr 16 - 3:52 PM
Wil Myers - OF - Rays

Wil Myers went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.

Myers was back up in the No. 2 spot in the batting order after being moved down for a few games, but it didn't help him snap out of his funk. The reigning AL Rookie of the Year had three hits on Opening Day but is batting just .171/.244/.195 since and has yet to hit a homer.
Apr 16 - 3:38 PM

Juan Carlos Oviedo (elbow) will be re-evaluated after his next rehab appearance with Triple-A Durham on Thursday.

Rays manager Joe Maddon indicated on Monday that Oviedo was about a week away, but it sounds like he could be a possibility for this weekend. The reliever figures to begin in middle relief but could eventually work his way into a setup role.
Apr 16 - 9:58 AM

Jeremy Hellickson's first bullpen session since arthroscopic elbow surgery has been pushed back a few days.

Hellickson had been slated for his first mound work on Tuesday. It doesn't appear that he's had a setback, so it could just be a weather issue. Hellickson is aiming to rejoin the Rays' rotation in late May or early June.
Apr 16 - 9:56 AM

Rays signed RHP Doug Mathis to a minor league contract.

Mathis had been released by the Rangers last week. The 30-year-old reliever will provide depth at Triple-A Durham.
Apr 16 - 8:12 AM

Rays prospect outfielder Mikie Mahtook went 5-for-5 with a triple, lifting his season line to .356/.396/.444 for Triple-A Durham.

Mahtook has been a disappointment since being drafted in the first round in 2011 out of LSU, hitting just .254/.322/.386 in Double-A in 2013. Mahtook is benefiting from a .393 BABIP thus far and has 12 strikeouts in 11 games to go with two walks and two extra base hits (both triples). This could be the step forward he needs to take to break the outfield rotation in Tampa Bay. He could be a solid regular who hits a bunch of doubles and steals some bases, but he is unlikely to be an elite hitting outfielder.
Apr 15 - 9:12 AM

Matt Moore (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery next week.

Moore tested out his elbow Monday with some throwing but evidently was still experiencing soreness. The left-hander was diagnosed last week with a torn ulnar collateral ligament, so it makes sense to go ahead and have the operation now rather than try rest and rehab, which almost never works. Moore figures to miss the beginning of the 2015 campaign.
Apr 14 - 11:39 PM

Chris Archer was tagged for seven runs in five innings Monday in a loss to the Orioles.

Archer struck out six and walked just one, but the Orioles knocked him around for 12 hits, including five doubles. We suppose that mostly just evens things out for him posting a 1.38 ERA in his first two starts. Archer should be a solid enough mixed-league starter this year, but he's probably not going to pitch at an All-Star level.
Apr 14 - 10:55 PM

Rays manager Joe Maddon said Monday that Juan Carlos Oviedo (elbow) is "about a week" away from being activated.

Oviedo is recovered from Tommy John surgery, but he got a late start in camp due to visa issues, so his rehab assignment essentially served as his spring training. He should eventually work his way into a setup role for the Rays.
Source: Rays.mlb.com
Apr 14 - 10:44 PM

Logan Forsythe went 0-for-3 before being pulled for a pinch-hitter Monday against the Orioles.

Forsythe is 5-for-28 with no RBI, one run scored and one walk through 10 games with the Rays. He's likely in line for less playing time against right-handers until he starts to produce.
Apr 14 - 10:43 PM

Rays pitching prospect Enny Romero has been scratched from Monday's start at Triple-A Durham.

Romero is in a holding pattern, as he could start on Tuesday if Jake Odorizzi (illness) can't go. As of now, the Rays think Odorizzi will be able to tough it out. Romero holds a 3.72 ERA with 12 strikeouts over 9 2/3 frames in his first two Triple-A starts this season.
Apr 14 - 6:36 PM

Cesar Ramos will make at least one more start.

Moved into the rotation due injury, Ramos allowed four runs over just two innings Sunday against the Reds, but the Rays are going to give him at least one more start. He currently lines up to start Friday against the Yankees, though things could change if there's a rainout Tuesday in Baltimore.
Apr 14 - 5:32 PM

Jake Odorizzi was sent back to the team hotel Monday due to illness.

As of now, the Rays still expect him to make his scheduled start Tuesday against the Orioles. The 24-year-old right-hander was hit hard for seven runs over five innings in his most recent start last Wednesday against the Royals.
Apr 14 - 5:30 PM

Matt Moore tested his elbow by throwing Monday.

Rays manager Joe Maddon said that he "did OK," but that really doesn't tell us much of anything. He could have another throwing session Tuesday before deciding whether to undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery.
Apr 14 - 5:28 PM

Joel Peralta (illness) isn't sure if he'll be available Monday.

Peralta has been unavailable for the past couple of days due to illness. He's feeling better, but will have a better idea about his readiness after he attempts to throw. Consider him day-to-day.
Apr 14 - 4:05 PM


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