Rays add Tommy Hunter, Peter Bourjos, Rickie Weeks Jr., to Opening Day roster

Tommy Hunter allowed three earned runs in 10 innings during spring training.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Reliever Tommy Hunter, outfielder Peter Bourjos and first baseman Rickie Weeks Jr. will be on Tampa Bay’s Opening Day roster after joining the Rays on minor league contracts.

The team said Saturday that Hunter, Bourjos, Weeks and catcher Jesus Sucre will be selected and added to the major league roster before Sunday’s season opener against the New York Yankees.

Meanwhile, reliever Brad Boxberger (right flexor strain), infielder Matt Duffy (recovering from Achilles surgery) and OF Colby Rasmus (recovering from hip surgery) will begin the season on the 10-day disabled list DL.

Right-handed pitchers Nathan Eovaldi (Tommy John surgery) and Kevin Gadea (right forearm tendinitis), catcher Wilson Ramos (recovering from knee surgery) and reliever Shawn Tolleson (right flexor strain) will go on the 60-day DL.