Playing A Little Pepper

Prior to tonight’s game, Jake Odorizzi was optioned to double-A. He will be replaced by Brandon Gomes. As Marc Topkin notes, moving Odorizzi to double-A means the Rays can recall him in less than the standard 10 days since the Biscuits season will end sooner than the Bulls season…Dan Johnson signed a minor league deal with the Orioles after asking out of his Yankees minor league contract…September call-up prediction: One infielder (Tim Beckham), one outfielder (Brandon Guyer), one catch (Chris Gimenez), two relievers (Josh Lueke, Jeff Beliveau). And of course, this does not include Delmon Young, whom I would not consider a typical Sept. call-up. And there is Jake Odorizzi, who probably never left. Also, keep in mind that the Rays typically have two waves of call-ups. So expect a couple on Sunday and a couple more later on.

Game Graph

[Will be up at game time]

Source: FanGraphs

Lineup…

  1. David DeJesus, RF
  2. Ben Zobrist, 2B
  3. Evan Longoria, 3B
  4. Matt Joyce, LF
  5. James Loney, 1B
  6. Flash Jennings, CF
  7. Kelly Johnson, DH
  8. Jose Molina, C
  9. Yunel Escobar, SS
  10. David Price, SP
 
 

5 Comments

  1. orestes ortega says:

    What about leslie anderson?!?!

    • Cork Gaines says:

      Unfortunately, LA is going to be a victim of numbers and circumstances. He is not on the 40-man roster. So the Rays would have to cut somebody to add him to the roster and then promote him. He also doesn’t necessarily offer anything that the Rays don’t already have. He’s not a better bat or glove than Loney. And with Delmon Young and Guyer, the Rays will have plenty of outfielders.

  2. Chris says:

    Weirdly enough, Guyer won’t be a “call up” since he’s with the Bulls on a major league rehab assignment. You left off Chris Gimenez, whom I’d guess would be on the short list. Also a bit weird, but Johnson likely in a Tides uniform against the Durham Bulls todya.

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