The Tampa Bay Rays begin a four-game series with the Texas Rangers today at Tropicana Field, and will do so with another new pitcher in the bullpen, as right-hander Trevor Richards has been recalled from the alternate training site.
Richards, acquired by the Rays at the trade deadline in 2019 along with closer Nick Anderson in exchange for pitcher Ryne Stanek and outfielder Jesus Sanchez, appeared in three games this spring for Tampa Bay, going 0-2 with a 9.82 ERA in a start and two relief appearances. He allowed eight runs on twelve hits, including three homers, in 7.1 innings.
The 27-year-old has a 3-0 regular season record and 4.23 ERA in two seasons with the Rays, consisiting of 16 appearances. He struggled in 2020, though, with no record, and a career-worst 5.91 ERA in four starts and five relief appearances.
Rays Starting Lineup
B. Lowe 2B
Rangers Starting Lineup
N. Lowe 1B