Jake Odorizzi will take David Price's spot in the rotation on Monday vs. Blue Jays.
By ANDREW ASTLEFORDFS Florida
Jake Odorizzi will start Monday against the Toronto Blue Jays in place of left-hander David Price, the
Tampa Bay Rays announced Saturday.
Odorizzi, gained in a blockbuster trade with the Kansas City Royals last December, is 4-0 with a 3.83 ERA in eight starts with Triple-A Durham this season. He had a 9.00 ERA (five earned runs) in five innings with the Rays in spring training.
Price, the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday for the first time in his major league career after straining his left triceps in the third inning of a loss to the Boston Red Sox.