Tiggers 9, Devil Rays 6.
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DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA…
- BJ Upton has taken to centerfield very well but he is still learning how to play the position. In the meantime he will struggle with mental errors such as the one that allowed a routine fly ball to drop between he and Carl Crawford on Monday night. [MLB]
- Casey Fossum has been outrighted to AAA Durham and Jon Switzer has been recalled to replace him. The move is likely to mark the end of Fossum’s tenure with the Devil Rays. Fossum has 3 days to accept the demotion or become a free agent. Even if Fossum does accept the move, the team is not likely to pick up his option for 2008. Fossum posted a 7.89 ERA in 10 starts and a 7.30 ERA in 30 relief appearances to go along with a VORP of -20.9 which was the second worst in baseball for all pitchers with at least 20 innings pitched (Mike Maroth must be having a very shitty season). [tampabay.com]
- Tim Corcoran ended his rehab assignment with Montgomery after 7 appearances. Corcoran is currently on the 60-day DL, and does not count towards the 40-man roster. To be activated the Rays will need to add him to the 40-man roster, which they could do after the demotion of Casey Fossum. They may also try to designate him for assignment and outright Corcoran to Durham. [TBO]