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Date: Team: Pos:

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 recalled RHP Preston Guilmet from Triple-A Durham.

Guilmet has allowed three runs over four relief frames during his brief time with the Rays this season. He won't be used in high-leverage innings.
Jun 30 - 11:38 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera had an RBI double and a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.

Cabrera's hit was just the second of the game for the Rays, who were kept mostly in check by Indians starter Danny Salazar. The run batted in and run scored gave Cabrera 20 RBI and 24 runs scored on the year. He's hitting just .226/.280/.357 overall.
Jun 30 - 10:11 PM

Rays designated RHP Ronald Belisario for assignment.

Belisario posted a 7.88 ERA over six appearances for the big club. He'll likely clear waivers but will have the chance to declare free agency if he wants.
Jun 30 - 10:08 PM

Rays optioned RHP Kirby Yates to Triple-A Durham.

Yates allowed two runs over two-thirds of an inning Tuesday to push his ERA up to 6.14. The Rays will announce a corresponding move on Wednesday.
Jun 30 - 10:07 PM

Erasmo Ramirez suffered a tough-luck loss Tuesday, allowing one run over 5 2/3 innings against the Indians.

Ramirez allowed just two hits on the night, but one was a solo homer by Jason Kipnis. He also walked one while striking out seven. The loss, undeserved as it was, was just his third of the year and his first since May 24. The right-hander continues to pitch well in his new Tampa digs, now owning a 4.01 ERA and 1.14 WHIP on the year. He'll try to get back in the win column Sunday at the Yankees.
Jun 30 - 9:58 PM

James Loney (finger) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A Charlotte.

Loney, out since May 24 with a broken left middle finger, will DH in his return to game action. He has a good chance to return prior to the All-Star break.
Jun 30 - 3:56 PM

Rays signed first-round pick OF Garrett Whitley.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Whitley will receive a $2,962,000 bonus, which is the full slot value for the No. 13 overall pick. The 18-year-old is a toolsy outfielder who should stick in center field as a pro.
Jun 30 - 3:53 PM

The Rays officially announced that Matt Moore (elbow) will make his season debut on Thursday against the Indians.

Moore struck out eight while allowing two runs over five innings for Triple-A Durham on Saturday in his final rehab start. Overall, he held a 2.95 ERA and 24/8 K/BB ratio over 21 1/3 frames across five rehab outings. The numbers are nice, but Moore's velocity hasn't returned to pre-Tommy John levels yet and he's a guy who had control issues before the operation. Fantasy owners would be wise not to get too carried away with expectations.
Jun 29 - 10:23 PM

Grady Sizemore homered to break up Cody Anderson's bid for a perfect game, finishing 1-for-4 in Monday's loss to the Indians.

Sizemore drilled Anderson's offering over the fence in right field with one out in the seventh inning to end the perfecto. The veteran went 3-for-5 in his Rays debut -- and his return to the major leagues after a month-long layoff -- so things are looking up for him right now. We don't expect him to be of much fantasy utility over the long haul, though.
Jun 29 - 10:12 PM

Nate Karns gave up two runs in six innings en route to a loss against the Indians on Monday.

The Indians got to Karns early for a run in each of the first two innings, which proved to be enough run support for Cody Anderson. Karns danced around nine hits and a pair of walks with seven strikeouts. It could've been a lot worse. Karns' solid 2015 campaign continues as he now sports a 3.26 ERA with a 1.26 WHIP and an 84/36 K/BB ratio in 91 innings. He will toe the rubber at Yankee Stadium in his next start.
Jun 29 - 10:05 PM

Rays manager Kevin Cash said Monday that James Loney (finger) could begin a rehab assignment "in the next couple of days."

Loney has progressed more quickly than expected in his recovery from a broken left middle finger and could be activated prior to the All-Star break. The first baseman sports a .275/.322/.376 batting line with two homers and 11 RBI in 30 games this season.
Source: Rays.mlb.com
Jun 29 - 8:10 PM

Jake Odorizzi (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment on Wednesday at High-A Charlotte.

The outing had been scheduled for Thursday, but the Rays moved it up a day so he wouldn't be on the same schedule as Matt Moore. Odorizzi could require just the one rehab start before being activated, although it's possible the club will ask him to make two starts.
Jun 29 - 4:24 PM

Kevin Kiermaier is back in the Rays' lineup Monday against the Indians.

He was out of the lineup Saturday because of general soreness but returned to make a pinch-hitting appearance on Sunday. Kiermaier will bat leadoff and play center field.
Jun 29 - 3:33 PM

Kevin Kiermaier pinch-hit in the ninth inning Sunday against the Red Sox.

He struck out on three pitches against Koji Uehara. Manager Kevin Cash kept Kiermaier out of the starting lineup for the second straight day because his legs were feeling "a little drained." The pinch-hitting appearance suggests Kiermaier could be back in the starting nine Monday versus Cleveland. Brandon Guyer has started in center field the last two games with Kiermaier absent.
Jun 29 - 10:01 AM


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