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Anderson Added As Rays Look For Series Win Over Pirates

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The Tampa Bay Rays can earn a series win Wednesday over the Pittsburgh Pirates thanks to Tuesday’s victory in the opener of the three-game series.  Shane McClanahan (5-0, 2.12 ERA) will get the start, taking on Mitch Keller (3-0, 3.53 ERA).  First pitch is scheduled for 6:40.

Rays Starting Lineup

Diaz 1B
Franco SS
Ramirez DH
B. Lowe 2B
Walls 3B
J. Lowe RF
Siri CF
Raley LF
Mejia C

Pirates Starting Lineup

Hayes 3B
Reynolds CF
McCutchen DH
Santana 1B
Joe LF
Castro SS
Andujar RF
Bae 2B
Hedges C

Rays Add Anderson In Trade, Place Fairbanks On IL

The Tampa Bay Rays made a minor-league trade Wednesday that ended up affecting their big-league roster, acquiring pitcher Chase Anderson from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for cash considerations.

Anderson, who had been in the Rays organization for part of 2022 with Triple-A Durham, had been playing with the Reds top organization, the Louisville Bats, going 2-1 with a 4.30 ERA in five starts.  The 35 year old has a career record of 58-50 with a 4.25 ERA in 199 appearances, 183 of then starts.

Anderson was selected to the big-league roster Wednesday afternoon when the Rays placed closer Pete Fairbanks on the 15-day injured list with irritation in his left forearm.

To make room on the 40-man roster for Anderson, reliever Zack Burdi was designated for assignment.

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Steve Carney is the founder and publisher of St. Pete Nine. One of the people most associated with baseball coverage in Tampa Bay, he spent 13 seasons covering the Rays for flagship radio station WDAE, first as producer of Rays Radio broadcasts, then as beat reporter beginning in 2011. He likes new analytics and aged bourbon, and is the owner of one of the ugliest knuckleballs ever witnessed by baseball scouts.

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