News: Franklin went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in the Rays' loss to the Angels on Monday night.
Impact: Since returning from the DL in May, Franklin has started eight games for the Rays including five of the last seven. During that span, he's made four appearances at second base and one start at shortstop, so the Rays are using him as suggested with time a both middle-infield spots. For now, he's working from the bottom third of the batting order, as he's hit eighth in all but one of his starts this season.
News: Colome gave up five runs on nine hits over six innings including three home runs, while striking out five and walking three in a loss to the Angels on Monday.
Impact: The long ball was his downfall in a big way during Monday's start, as David Freese and Mike Trout went deep in back-to-back innings before Albert Pujols homered in the fifth. Colome has allowed seven homers in seven starts this season, but all of the long balls have come over a span of two outings. With a 27:8 K:BB over 35.2 innings, he's flashed promise of putting it all together, but it may be a bumpy ride for those hoping to cash in at some point in 2015. Colome will face the Mariners in Seattle on Saturday in his next scheduled start.
News: Jennings (knee) batted in extended spring training Monday, but "still felt something," according to Rays manager Kevin Cash, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Jennings has been out since early May due to bursitis in his left knee, and while it's good that he was able to take a few at-bats, it doesn't sound like he's close to heading out on a rehab assignment just yet. Brandon Guyer will continue to see regular time in Tampa's outfield while Jennings remains out.
News: Moore (elbow) will begin his rehab assignment at High-A Charlotte on Wednesday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: After making it through a bullpen session without issue over the weekend, Moore will begin his rehab Wednesday with a limit of three innings or 50 pitches. The hope is that he'll be ready to rejoin the Tampa Bay rotation later this month or in early July after making around five or six rehab starts.
News: The Rays recalled Bellatti on Monday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Impact: With Tim Beckham heading to the disabled list, Bellatti comes up from Triple-A Durham to replace him on the roster. In two appearances with the Rays earlier this season, Bellatti gave up zero earned runs and posted a 6:4 K:BB ratio over six innings.
Impact: Odorizzi allowed four runs and seven hits in six-plus innings. The right-hander yielded three home runs - one more than in his previous 10 starts. He came in with a 2.31 ERA but had lost three straight starts due primarily to lack of offensive backing.