Our apologies. When we read report that said Davis would be “likely replacement,” we thought Topkin got that from team. It might have just been his speculation. Damn you Twitter and your 140-character limit!
[8:04 pm] Marc Topkin is now reporting that the Rays will go with Andy Sonnanstine on Tuesday. However, Wade Davis could replace Sonnanstine after that one start.
[7:53 pm] Andrew Friedman spoke after today’s game and confirmed that whomever is called up (see note below) to replace Scott Kazmir, will start on Tuesday.
[4:07 pm] Jeff Niemann, James Shields and Matt Garza are now officially listed as the starters for Sunday, Monday and Wednesday respectively. And with Aki Iwamura activated today to take Scott Kazmir’s spot on the roster, Wade Davis cannot be activated until rosters expand on September 1st (Tuesday).
In other words, Davis has the unenviable task of making his big league debut on Tuesday at the Trop. Against the Red Sox. In the middle of a pennant race. In September. Yikes.
[Note: Marc Topkin reported that Wade Davis will be promoted to take Kazmir’s spot in the rotation.]