Rays to activate RHP Niemann to face Toronto
The Tampa Bay Rays plan to activate right-hander Jeff Niemann
off the 60-day disabled list to start against the Toronto Blue Jays
Niemann hasn’t pitched since May 14 when he left a start at
Toronto with a fractured right leg after being struck by Adam
Lind’s line drive. Niemann was 2-3 with a 3.88 ERA in seven starts
before the injury.
The Rays will call up four players from Triple-A Durham when
rosters expand Saturday. Joining the team will be infielder Reid
Brignac, catcher Chris Gimenez, left-hander Cesar Ramos and
outfielder Rich Thompson.
The Rays also recalled infielder Sean Rodriguez and placed him
on the 15-day DL. Rodriguez broke his right hand while punching a
locker at Triple-A Durham.