It appears that the first call-up from the minors will be right-hander Tommy Romero, as ESPN’s Jeff Passan is reporting that the Rays will be recalling the 24-year-old right-hander from Triple-A Durham on Monday.
Right-hander Tommy Romero is being called up to join the Tampa Bay Rays, sources tell ESPN. Stay may not be long-term, but Romero is part of a cadre of young Rays pitchers — Shane McClanahan, Shane Baz, Luis Patiño, Drew Rasmussen — expected to play a big role in the years ahead.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) April 10, 2022
Romero was added to the 40-man roster after the 2021 season following an 8-2 record and a 2.61 ERA in 23 appearances, including 21 starts, between Double-A Montgomery and Triple-A Durham.
The team has not announced the corresponding move to make room on the active roster for Romero, but John Romano of the Tampa Bay Times reports that left-hander Ryan Yarbrough will go on the injured list with a minor groin injury.
Ryan Yarbrough has a minor groin injury and will go on the IL as a precautionary move. As Jeff Passan reported, Tommy Romero will be called up for #Rays
— John Romano (@romano_tbtimes) April 11, 2022