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Yarbrough, Lowe Return As Rays Look For Sixth Straight Win

photo: Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays will go for their sixth consecutive victory Saturday afternoon, as they take on the Baltimore Orioles in the middle game of their three-game weekend series.  Ryan Yarbrough (0-4, 5.82 ERA) has been recalled to take on Dean Kremer (3-1, 3.25 ERA).  First pitch is scheduled for 4:10.

Rays Starting Lineup

Diaz DH
B. Lowe 2B
Ramirez RF
Choi 1B
Arozarena LF
J. Lowe CF
Paredes 3B
Walls SS
Bethancourt C

Orioles Starting Lineup

Mullins CF
Mancini DH
Mountcastle 1B
Santander LF
Hays RF
Urias 2B
Nevin 3B
Chirinos C
Mateo SS

Yarbrough Recalled, Lowe Off IL, Criswell Claimed From Angels

Tampa Bay made a trio of roster moves prior to Saturday’s contest.  They recalled left-hander Ryan Yarbrough from the taxi squad while sending reliever Ralph Garza Jr. to Triple-A Durham.  In addition, second baseman Brandon Lowe has been activated from the 60-day injured list, with infielder Jonathan Aranda going to Durham, and outfielder Kevin Kiermaier being transferred to the 60-day injured list in order to make room for Lowe on the 40-man roster.

The Rays also announced before the game that they have claimed starting pitcher Cooper Criswell off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels, as optioned him to Triple-A Durham.

Criswell, who was with the big-league club to start the year but did not appear in a game, had been on the 60-day injured list with shoulder inflammation.  He has one career start in the major leagues, which came August 27, 2021 against San Diego.  This year in six minor-league rehab starts, he is 0-1 with a 3.50 ERA.

To make room for Criswell on the 40-man roster, Shane Baz was transferred to the 60-day injured list.

Written By

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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