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Rays Shelf Kittredge With Back Injury

photo: Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Rays

The Rays have stayed away from reliever Andrew Kittredge because of a balky back, and now they’ll lose him for at least the news week after placing him on the 15-day injured list, retroactive to May 19, with lower back stiffness.

Kittredge has not pitched since May 16, when he gave up a solo homer to Harold Castro that gave the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 win.

To take his spot on the active roster, Tampa Bay selected right-hander Dusten Knight from Triple-A Durham.  To make room on the 40-man roster, reliever JT Chargois was transferred from the 10-day to the 60-day injured list.

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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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