Jennings, Navarro among Rays’ September additions
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Desmond
Jennings and Dioner Navarro are in the lineup for the Tampa Bay Rays
after being recalled from Triple-A Durham when major league rosters
Jennings is starting in
left field and batting second against Toronto. Navarro is catching and
batting eighth, one spot behind former Colorado Rockies All-Star Brad
Hawpe, who was the designated hitter in his Tampa Bay debut.
Among other moves, reliever Grant Balfour was activated from the 15-day
disabled list. Right-hander Jeremy Hellickson was recalled from Class-A
Charlotte and will pitch out of the bullpen.
The Rays also purchased the contract of outfielder Rocco Baldelli from
Durham, recalled catcher Jose Lobaton before placing him on the 15-day
disabled list with a right foot injury, and sent right-handed reliever
Dale Thayer outright to the Triple-A affiliate.
Hawpe signed a minor league contract last week and played two games at Charlotte. The Rays purchased his contract on Tuesday.
Received 09/01/10 07:13 pm ET