Tampa Bay called up Ryan Garton from Triple-A Durham and sent down shortstop Tim Beckham prior to the club’s game against the Marlins on Wednesday. To make room for Garton, Jake Goebbert was taken off the 40-man roster.
Rays reliever Tyler Sturdevant waited a long time for his opportunity, longer than most, but he finally made his Major League debut on Tuesday after parts of seven seasons in the Minors.
Major League Baseball announced the annual list of club reps for the 2016 MLB Draft on Monday, and as usual it is a star-studded gathering from the past that will man the phones and help welcome the future on the first night of selections.
Logan Morrison continued to stay hot against his former club, as the left-handed-hitting first baseman had three hits, a walk, and scored twice on Tuesday afternoon in Tampa Bay’s 4-3 win over Miami at Marlins Park.
Though they are certainly capable, it’s still been something of a surprise to look up 42 games into the season and see that the Rays are leading the Major Leagues in home runs with 65.
Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier will have surgery Tuesday in St. Petersburg on his left hand and could miss 8-10 weeks.
The Rays and Marlins close out a quick two-game Interleague series at Marlins Park on Tuesday at 12:10 p.m. ET before heading north to Tropicana Field for two more.
Matt Moore’s struggles continued on Monday against the Marlins. The Rays’ left-hander lasted five innings, allowing five runs and 10 hits, as the Rays fell to the Marlins, 7-6.
Ichiro Suzuki, going strong at age 42, is energizing the Marlins. The veteran outfielder had four singles, one RBI and a run scored on Monday night, and he was in the heart of the club’s eighth-inning rally that lifted Miami to a 7-6 win over the Rays at Marlins Park.
Mikie Mahtook might not be Kevin Kiermaier on defense, but the athletic outfielder — recalled from Triple-A Durham to replace the Rays’ standout center fielder — might be a better contributor on offense.
On Monday night, the Rays and Marlins begin four days of Interleague games with the opener of a two-game set at Marlins Park.